If you are doing it via salvage title process make damn sure the first time you go down there that you have on the paperwork that it's been in your possession for a minimum of 12 months. God help you if it's been registered in the past few years bc they will run the *VIN* and it'll come up that it's been registered. Then you will have to send a request to albany to get the paperwork sent to you showing who it was yadda yadda yadda. If it was registered and you know the guy save yourself months of time and get him to go to DMV and request repllicate paperwork. No other way around that unless you are willing to wait at least 4 months for Albany. Much easier to go through the Vermont registration process. If you do Vermont, minimum taxable value is $500, not whatever bullshit you put on there for your purchased value.