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Changing ownership of a car

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Jul 31, 2010
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Toronto

Changing ownership of a car

Hi all,

How much $$$ I should expect if I want to change the ownership of $10000 worth car from my father to me?
Can you also describe how to do?
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Dec 19, 2011
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This is very easy and can take less than an hour. I did the exact same thing a few years ago.

The steps you need to follow are here.
http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dandv/ ... used.shtml

Essentially you need to get a sworn statement from a lawyer or notary ($20) and a safety/e-test(~$35). Then you fill out the ownership transfer on the back of your registration and bring it to the Ministry office. $0. I didn't even need new plates.

Sworn Statement for Family Gift form:
http://www.forms.ssb.gov.on.ca/mbs/ssb/ ... /1157E.pdf
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Mar 24, 2008
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Etobicoke
I or my daughter never had to get a sworn statement when I gifted her a car last year.
We were both present at a Service Ontario and no questions asked.
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Oct 20, 2001
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nickscott wrote: This is very easy and can take less than an hour. I did the exact same thing a few years ago.

The steps you need to follow are here.
http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dandv/ ... used.shtml

Essentially you need to get a sworn statement from a lawyer or notary ($20) and a safety/e-test(~$35). Then you fill out the ownership transfer on the back of your registration and bring it to the Ministry office. $0. I didn't even need new plates.

Sworn Statement for Family Gift form:
http://www.forms.ssb.gov.on.ca/mbs/ssb/ ... /1157E.pdf
A safety certificate will most likely be $60+. An emissions test is not required for family transfers if the car is less than 7 years old.
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Dec 29, 2012
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Cambridge
I agree with Rehan, no etest required if the age of the car meets requirements, and also NO LAWYER or notary must be visited. If both parties arrive at MTO in person, all you do is sign it over.
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Nov 12, 2004
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When I did it in 08 they dinged me 25.00 bucks for the "notary" at the office's christmas fund to do it right there... Took 20 minutes for the person to show up she was 2 hrs late for work already but when daddy owns the office/franchise it doesn't matter I guess if you show up on time or not. Still cheaper than paying the tax though.
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May 14, 2007
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Techhead wrote: I or my daughter never had to get a sworn statement when I gifted her a car last year.
We were both present at a Service Ontario and no questions asked.
Didn't need a sworn statement either when I transferred ownership. My relative signed the ownership, gave it to me and I told the clerk it was a gift. He was not present, no questions asked. Clerk printed up vehicle cost/worth $0.00. Though they made me buy a UVIP (Used Vehicle Information Package), present e-test and safety cert.

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