kickingback wrote:Guys, I went through this. As long as you get a bill of sale they have the registration in their computers and you can ask for a new title from them if needed. I did this already. Why ignore me? Weird. If someone has the same kayak with TM and did the same why not listen and learn?
We're not ignoring you as much as wondering of all the pertinent details match up. Are you saying you had a bill of sale from one guy, and the kayak was registered (and titled) in that same name? Or like the OP, the names won't match because the 2nd guy never registered it (and never paid tax on that sale)?
Seems like TPWD has a form for that... PWD 1238, along with a warning "This form will not negate the tax liability owed by the previous, non-titled owners. Information provided will be followed up for non-payment of sales/use tax and vessel/outboard motor titling fees. Incomplete information may result in denial of the application."
That sounds rather ominous. Plus, did the 1st guy file the required paperwork when he sold it? (PWD 1340) And what are the consequences if he didn't?
It may be real simple like you said. But that guy in the middle who didn't title it, register it, or pay sales taxes on it could be the wrench in the works. Maybe he's off the hook because non-powered kayaks don't have to be titled or registered.
Even if the original owner signs over the title, he's signing an affidavit that doesn't reflect the truth unless he includes the guy in the middle.
I'm interested because I'm sitting on 4 used kayaks that have never been registered, with a BofS for each of them. One day, I may want to power one or more, then I'm going to be dealing with a variation of this issue. And I'm always in the market for another- as long as it doesn't create insoluble paperwork problems.