Can a cosigner of a car loan register the car under their name?

I recently bought a vehicle with my uncle as a cosigner. I'm having trouble finding time to get to the DMV around my work schedule. Can my cosigner register the car in his name?

“No, a cosigner can’t register the car in their name. Doing so would make them the owner of the vehicle, not just a cosigner.
The only formal obligation of a cosigner is to ensure that the car loan gets paid on time if the primary person on the account is unable to pay.
You may have to take a day off work to get your car registered. Keep in mind that you usually have a maximum of 30 days to register the vehicle once you buy it, so you might want to move fast.”
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Answered on Apr 27, 2021
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