[GUIDE] Montana Registration

OptimizePrime

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Actually, Lechlis, sorry ... I had forgotten you registered via the Montana route. If you didn't need a VIN match, I doubt I will either. I wonder why O-Prime did?
It wasn't required but they do check it during the VIN inspection. My officer called some back-office people and asked where the serial number was on the engine and we still couldn't find it at the time. It didn't stop the process. It shouldn't matter for you either as long as all of your documentation on your donor lines up.

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Interesting read on this topic: https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/2-4l-le5-performance-tech-46/vin-number-engine-serial-number-dont-match-90486/

He had to first register in North Carolina before registering in Montana.
I went down the NC path initially as I was instructed to by the License and Theft Agents. After I mailed off all of my original documents to the DMV, the L&T agent called to tell me I should cancel it and go Montana. I emailed and called repeatedly over the past three months and never reached anyone during the process (the DMV is so incredibly incompetent I can't even begin to explain). Well, last weekend a North Carolina title shows up out of the blue conveying the Goblin is titled in NC also. So now I have a MT and an NC title... can't wait to sift through this one! All this is just noise for others interested in the MT route though. Through this headache I figured out what's required to have the highest probability of success.
 
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Peregrinus

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I only needed to send in 4 pieces of paperwork for montana route. Little different from the original guide. I'm in Wisconsin.

My Registered agent supplied the mv1 form, I wasn't required to fill one out at all.
Mv70a police level 1 inspection
Mv20 inspection form
MCO from dfkitcar
Odo disclosure

As long as the mco has your LLC name on it, no need for the bill of sale. I wasn't required to send the title for the cobalt or anything else. I'm still waiting for plate and title, but I'll update when they arrive.

My vin inspection took me under 3 mins, then the cop just talked to me for a few min about how cool it was and left.
 

Peregrinus

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Can you detail your VIN inspection? What did the cop look at?
Absolutely nothing, my local pd had never done it before, they noted where I had my vin plate located, and looked through my folder of paperwork and receipts signed off and left after a 5 min chat. Very painless and almost no questions, they didn't really care because it was montana paperwork.

I am by no means saying this is the norm, but it really should be a painless inspection, the only thing the inspection needs to verify is the vin location and or other major identifiers and that nothing is stolen.

You will however need a business card from them, my registered agent asked for that specifically. So do request that along with the inspection.
 

Lechlis

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Absolutely nothing, my local pd had never done it before, they noted where I had my vin plate located, and looked through my folder of paperwork and receipts signed off and left after a 5 min chat. Very painless and almost no questions, they didn't really care because it was montana paperwork.

I am by no means saying this is the norm, but it really should be a painless inspection, the only thing the inspection needs to verify is the vin location and or other major identifiers and that nothing is stolen.

You will however need a business card from them, my registered agent asked for that specifically. So do request that along with the inspection.
Identical experience for me.
 
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