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FAQs on *Title 42s

Question: What is an Oklahoma Title 42?

Answer: A Title 42 is a process that is done in order to retrieve a title to any vehicle (any vehicle that is required to have a title, by law in Oklahoma) such as a car, truck, motorcycle, scooter, boat/boat motor, van, RV, trailer, semi, mobile home, ATV, UTV, snowmobile, manufactured home, etc. Contact Title Work by Sharon to see if this process will work for you.

Question: Is it still possible to do a Title 42?

Answer: Yes! There have been many changes to the Title 42 process in the last year, and the laws have gotten much more strict. We have been doing them for the last 25+ years, and have a lot of experience with the process. There are many people who stopped doing the Title 42 process, and were not able to withstand the changes that the Oklahoma Tax Commission now requires. However, we have done out homework, and have been able to uphold all of the new standards that the Oklahoma Tax Commission has set for Title 42s. If you need a Title 42, you're in the right place!

Question: How long does the process take? Answer: We will start the process as soon as we get the necessary information from you regarding the vehicle and your particular situation, as long as the payment for the job, but it can take anywhere from 10-12 weeks (sometimes longer) to get an approval depending on how long it takes to get through the Oklahoma Tax Commission. **KEEP IN MIND, we are dealing with many different government agencies during this process (USPS, OK Tax Commission, Courthouses, etc. We cannot ALWAYS control how much time the process takes! It is very important that we are given enough VALID information on the vehicle in order to obtain a new title for you in a timely manner.)

Question: What information do I need to obtain in order to start the Title 42 process? Answer: In order for us to begin your Title 42, we will need a number of things from you:

-Year of vehicle

-Make of vehicle

-Model of vehicle (if known)

-VIN number

-Tag number (if known)

-Good working phone # to reach you

-Oklahoma address (where vehicle is located)

-New name (for new title)

-New address (for new title)

-How long the vehicle has been in your possession

-Where the vehicle was last registered

-Signed work order (if there was work done) with listed fees of labor and parts

-Copy of your driver's license

-Signed Independent Contract (a form we will have you sign)

If there are any questions about any of the above items, please call us and we can answer them. We would be more than glad to help you with the title 42 process, and can help you in any way possible.

Question: What do I do with all of the information, once I am ready to begin the Title 42?

Answer: Once you have collected all of the info that we need, you can call us, text us, email us, send us the information through the mail, or fill out the form on the Hire Us page, and make a payment and we can begin your Title 42. You can also meet with us in person, and we can exchange information and payment that way. Whatever is more convenient for you, we can do. We want to make sure that you get the most convenient service possible at Title Work by Sharon.

Question: How much does it cost to do a Title 42?

Answer: The cost of doing a Title 42 can vary widely by situation. There are also fees involved with the mailing process. It is best to get a quote from Title Work by Sharon by giving us a call at 918-809-1375, or by filling out our "Get a Quote" form on our website, and we will call you with a realistic quote. I can assure you that we are competitive in our prices, and have done our research in order to offer the lowest prices possible.

Question: How much does it cost if you cannot find where/if the vehicle was ever registered? (Publication)

Answer: We use a local newspaper to print a publication upon the OK tax Commission's request, the additional fee varies by situation, Call us at Title Work by Sharon for any questions, 918-809-1375

Question: Do I have to live in Oklahoma to obtain an OK Title 42?

Answer: Due to different policy and regulations, each state has different rules regarding obtaining legal ownership of a vehicle. In order to obtain a Title 42 through the state of Oklahoma, you are required to be a legal resident of Oklahoma. We will need an Oklahoma address in order to obtain the title for you. However, if you have any concern about your particular situation, give us a call at Title Work by Sharon, at 918-809-1375, and we can answer any of your questions!

Question: Why does it cost more for out of state titles?

Answer: Due to different policy and regulations of other states, Title Work by Sharon has to research and contact other states for information. Many states charge higher fees to obtain vehicle registration information that is needed to process the Title 42. This can also add time to the overall process in the beginning, due to the fact that the state of registration has to return the needed information before we can begin the notification process.

Question: Will I actually get a title of ownership?

Answer: As soon as Title Work by Sharon sends you the Title 42 approval, you will need to take the paperwork to your local tag agency, where they will issue you a title and a tag (you have 30 days from approval date to take it to your tag agency). We have a perfect success rate in obtaining Title 42 approvals. It is always possible for an application to be turned down, but we have worked with this process long enough to know which situations are possible or not. We will be realistic with you regarding your situation and the possibility of obtaining an ownership title for your vehicle.

Question: I have a vehicle that was towed in to my shop and the owner never picked it up or paid for the towing. How can I get my money back?

Answer: Filing a Title 42 for the vehicle is the only way to get your money back, if the owner refuses to pay or abandons the vehicle. The Title 42 paperwork will bill the owner for the towing, the cost of hiring us to complete your Title 42, and number of days of storage. This process will allow you obtain a title in your name, so that you can sell the vehicle to cover your costs (If the owner still does not contact you in order to pay the required bill). You can do with the vehicle as you please, once we receive the approved Title 42 paperwork.

Question: I have vehicle that I worked on but the owners are not paying for the work, how can I get paid?

Answer: Filing a Title 42 for the vehicle is the only way to get your money back, if the owner refuses to pay or abandons the vehicle. The Title 42 paperwork will bill the owner for the parts/labor costs, the cost of hiring us to complete your Title 42, and number of days of storage. This process will allow you obtain a title in your name, so that you can sell the vehicle to cover your costs (If the owner still does not contact you in order to pay the required bill). You can do with the vehicle as you please, once we receive the approved Title 42 paperwork.

Question: Am I required to sell the vehicle once the Title 42 process is complete?

Answer: You are not required to sell the vehicle. Many businesses/individuals choose to complete the Title 42 process because they want to get back the money they have put in to the vehicle thus far. So, they gain ownership, and sell the vehicle to make that money back. However, you are allowed to do what ever you please with your new vehicle.

Question: What kind of vehicle does the Title 42 process work for?

Answer: The same procedures apply for any vehicle, car, truck, van, boat/boat motor, motorcycle, recreational vehicle, manufactured home, snow-mobiles, semi, UTVs and ATVs. If you register it through the tag agency, and it has a VIN number, you can do a Title 42 on it.

Question: Can I do this process myself?

Answer: You can complete the Title 42 process on your own, but the process is extremely tedious. The process is lengthy and different situations fall under very specific criteria and time-frames. Title Work by Sharon has been doing this for many years, and is constantly keeping updated regarding process changes. We have found many people who attempt the Title 42 process themselves struggle for a while before finally giving up and paying for the service to be done in the end (wasting time that could be used in getting it started). Please contact us if you are concerned about our ability to get a title for you.

Question: What if there is a lien on the vehicle?

Answer: The title 42 process is still just as possible to complete, even with lien(s). The lien holder will each be notified during the process regarding your possession of the vehicle, and of the charges owed against it. If those lien holders/ registered owners do not make arrangements to pay the amount billed and pick up the vehicle, the process will then continue, and you will eventually become the new registered owner.

Question: Will I have to pay any penalties or tag agency charges?

Answer: The Title 42 process removed any previous penalties as long as you tag the vehicle within 30 days after the approval of the Title 42.

Question: If the process is taking longer than it should, is there something to worry about?

Answer: The process varies with each situation,10-12 weeks is an average length of time that we expect from our experience with completing Title 42s. Regardless, you are always welcome to contact us regarding your Title 42, and we can update you. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND, we are dealing with many different government agencies during this process (USPS, OK Tax Commission, Courthouses, etc.) and we are not always in full control of how long a particular title 42 might take. We always do our best to get your title as fast as possible, and the time listed is an estimate of how long a title 42 usually takes us.

Question: How much do you charge to do the Title 42 process?

Answer: Title Work by Sharon charges a standard up-front fee, based on where the vehicle is registered. There will also be a few other fees depending on your particular situation. There is usually some small mailing fees, due to the certified mailing process that we are required to do, and possibly some state vehicle information fees, depending on the state the vehicle is registered in. Depending on your situation, we might have you pay some of the mailing fees when we are finished with your Title 42, and you are picking it up (because we will not know how many people need to be notified until we do a search on it). Each situation is different. Please contact us for our current prices, as they vary widely by situation. Please call Sharon at 918-809-1375 or email Titleworkbysharon@yahoo.com.

Question: When do I have to pay for the Title 42?

Answer: Title Work by Sharon charges a standard up-front fee. There will be some mailing fees/ vehicle information search fees that need to be paid as well, but sometimes we will not know how many/ how much until we do our nationwide search on the vehicle. In that case, we will have take the up-front payment at the beginning of the process, and we will allow you to pay the mailing fees after we finish the Title 42, when you are picking it up from us. Please call Sharon at 918-809-1375 or email Titleworkbysharon@yahoo.com if you have any concerns/questions regarding our payment process.

Question: How can I pay for the Title 42?

Answer: We accept Cash, Money orders, PayPal and credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. We do not accept personal checks. You can pay by phone, through text/email, send everything by mail, pay through our website, or we can meet in person to exchange information and payment. Whatever works best for you, we can do!

Question: How much does it cost if you cannot find where/if the vehicle was ever registered? (Publication)

Answer: We use a local newspaper to print a publication upon the OK tax Commission's request, the additional fee varies by situation, Call us at Title Work by Sharon for any questions, 918-809-1375.

Question: I have several cars that I need titles for, do you offer a multi-vehicle discount?

Answer: Contact Title Work by Sharon to find out about any multi-car discounts. We would be glad to work with you on a discount, if you will be starting the Title 42 work for the vehicles at the same time! Call us for a quote, at 918-809-1375!

Question: Am I guaranteed that this process will work for me?

Answer: Although we have had a complete success rate and will do everything in our power to assist you in getting a title, we cannot guarantee that your title will be approved by the Oklahoma Tax Commission. However, we have been doing this for about 30 years, and know a lot about the process and new changes. So, if we feel that you should have any concern, or we do not think you should apply, we will definitely express our concerns and opinions honestly. We want you to be informed and confident about your decision, as well as successful in your process.

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