*BUYER BEWARE* Who’s responsible for back registration fees when buying a used vehicle?
When a California registered vehicle is purchased, the buyer will be responsible for any past due fees and penalties when the vehicle is transferred into the new owner's name.
The buyer of a used vehicle is responsible for paying expired registration fees and penalties. This is one of the risks of buying a used vehicle from a random person.
It's rather simple to research the registration status of a vehicle prior to your finalizing the purchase. With a 'vehicle record inquiry' a more in depth history may reveal other facts about the vehicles history.
Here at Gold Coast Express Registration we can provide both these services to give you the information you need!