How can I verify a scooter without a title of origin?

by Tara
(Maryland, USA)

My Venus retro was stolen but insured. The claims adjuster keeps asking me for the Title of Origin and I wasn't given one and the State of Maryland doesn't title them.

I do know the VIN# though. Anyway I can verify that my scooter was alive and well? I would go back to the guy who sold it to me but he is out of business.



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Apr 25, 2014
No title NEW
by: Anonymous

I purchased a scooter that has never been titled. I only have the COO and I'm the third owner. How can I title this scooter? I was told at the dmv that the original owner had to establish a title and I can't locate that person. I'm very distraught. Thanks

May 18, 2010
Insurance clame
by: Izzy

When you purchased the scooter, you should have gotten a bill of sales. I live in NC. The laws are a little differenr here. I gad one stolen from me and all the adjuster needed was a bill of sale to cover the clame.

May 18, 2010
Try This
by: Jim Zeiser

Here's somebody selling Venus Retro scooters. See if they can put you in touch with the importer of the scooter. Maybe then you can give them your VIN and they can give you a second MCO. Let us know how it works out.

May 18, 2010
by: Anonymous

When I bought the scooter I had no idea about the Certificate of Origin. I was just told that It needed nothing from the Maryland Motor Vehicle. I called the insurance company and they took the VIN# that I gave them.
When the claim adjuster got involved is when I was asked for the Certificate of origin. Again the owner is out of business. any ideas out there?

May 17, 2010
Not Understanding
by: Jim Zeiser

All China scoots come with a Manufacturers Certificate of Origin (MCO). Where did yours go? If you used it to register it then you'll have to show the registration to the insurance company. If you didn't register it, show them the MCO. They would have to understand that under 50cc machines don't receive titles from the state and you can't produce one if you show them the registration. I got a title for my under 50cc mopeds here in New York but things are different in the rest of the world.

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