Plating old motorcycle without a title in Alaska

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by jfman, Dec 19, 2019.

  1. jfman

    jfman Long timer

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    Hello guys,

    I am curious to know if it is possible for a local to plate a 30+ Year Old motorcycles without a title in Alaska.

    When I lived in the state of Georgia you could plate 25yo cars and bikes with no titles provided the local police dept ran your vin and filled out a form for you.

    The the same deal Available in AK?

    Thanks,

    JF
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  2. UncleRandy

    UncleRandy Been here awhile Supporter

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    Hey Jfman,
    Check out this link to the State of Alaska, DMV website. It has the information you seek. In summary-yes, it can be done here. There are other options like titling it out-of-state (One of the New England states does this for bikes with no titles-via the mail/online) then transferring the title here.
    http://doa.alaska.gov/dmv/titles/home.htm
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  3. jfman

    jfman Long timer

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    Ok Great! Thanks for the info.
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  4. Beezer

    Beezer Long timer Supporter

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    I used these guys a couple times some years ago....
    https://its-titles.com/

    there used to be a way to title an "abandoned" vehicle, may still work if the vehicle was licensed in AK.
    https://doa.alaska.gov/dmv/titles/abandon.htm

    take the VIN to DMV, they look it up and gave you the owner's name and address. you write a certified letter stating the vehicle is abandoned on your property. when the letter comes back undelivered, you take that to DMV and they write you a title. last one I did however, turns out the owner still lived at the same address. the bike had been burned in a garage fire, the insurance company paid him off and sold the remains. somewhere in the next 10 years, it was partially stripped and abandoned. anyway, since title was still in the original owner's name, he went to DMV and got a replacement title for me... nice guy. (PS... I did this a couple times. I included a picture of the bike looking "humble" in the letter.) (I see that they now require an inspection to verify VIN, otherwise... process looks the same)

    the wrecking yards can also do a similar title on wrecked/abandoned vehicles. different procedure though. all you do is give them money
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