A Tampa, Florida investigative reporter at Tampa’s NBC affiliate, WFLA, just put out a report on Carvana struggling to timely transfer titles to their buyers in Florida. In the article and video report, Consumer Investigator Shannon Behnken talks with Carvana buyers who have been unable to get titles from Carvana for the cars they have purchased.
Dealers in Georgia are required to apply for a title in their customer’s name within 30 calendar days of the date of sale. If the dealer does not transfer the title within 30 days, the customer can get an extension of the Temporary Operating Permit issued when the car was purchased. The Dealer cannot get that extension.
While the fine for failing to timely transfer title is only $10.00, it may lead to an investigation by the Georgia Secretary of State Office of Consumer Protection or other state investigative authorities. Those investigations cost dealers much more than $10.00. For more information, check out the free videos on investigations and titles at Georgia’s Auto Law Authority.