After receiving an assigned title, a new buyer can proceed to any Deputy Registrar's office with the assigned title and purchase a 30-day tag. Within 30 days (in order to avoid a $5.00 late charge), proceed to a Clerk of Courts Title Office and apply for a title in your name. You will also have to pay sales & use tax on the purchase price of the vehicle. The rate varies from county to county, so phone ahead for your rate. If you have a lien holder, it must be noted on the assignment portion of the title.