I bought a brand new car 2 1/2 years ago. I was currently living in California, but bought the new car in Oregon. I financed the car through Toyota Financial. The paperwork (and I'm assuming including the title) was sent to California DMV to be registered. After weeks, I heard nothing. I checked with st. of Cal. and it turns out they lost the paperwork. So I called the dealer to resubmit everything. Once again nothing happened. In the meantime I moved to Washington State. I'm now trying to get my car registered in Washington, yet nobody seems to know where the title is to my car. I've been in contact with the dealer, Toyota Financial (who does not have a copy), the state of California and the state of Washington. Nobody seems to know what to do. I've had expired temp tags since Nov. '04. What can I do? How can I ever sell this car? And...If I pay off this car, will I actually own it without the title since the bank does not have it?