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?

Apr 27, 2021
Answer provided by
Eric Schad
Answered at Apr 27, 2021
“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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