Prior to purchase, Shift will work with you to collect all documentation needed per your state's requirements. Please note that certain states may require several forms of documentation to register your vehicle. Your Purchase Advisor will work with you throughout the process to ensure you know what is needed to complete your purchase and make the process seamless.
After you purchase a vehicle from us and the 7-day return period has ended, we will begin to register your vehicle to the address provided for registration at the time of purchase. We are able to register vehicles in all states in the continental United States (Alaska and Hawaii excluded).
It typically takes 30-60 days to receive registration to your registered address from the time of purchase. At times, external factors may cause registration to take up to 90 days to receive. If your vehicle did not come with valid plates and tags, you will also receive those items when you receive your registration. If you purchased the vehicle with a loan, the title will be sent directly to the lienholder (except in certain states).
In the rare instance that there are any mistakes on your paperwork, you can address them directly with the DMV by completing documents such as a Statement of Facts, Application for Duplicate Title, and Notice of Address Change.