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    Summary: Paperwork When Buying a Car Out of State or in State

    When buying a car from out of state or in state, you'll need to file certain paperwork, pay sales tax, and pay titling and registration fees to your state motor vehicle agency. Click your state to find what you'll need when buying a car.

    When you're in the market to buy a car, you can expect that there will be some paperwork and forms to fill out in order to get the vehicle correctly documented and ready for the road. States' requirements for registering and titling a car under your ownership will vary. Be sure that you know what paperwork is required so your transaction goes as smoothly as possible. If you were wondering if you can you buy a car without a license, the answer is yes, but you'll need a license to drive it.

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