Originally Posted by Jaypod
He is asking how to do it above board, hence the suggestion of getting power of attorney. He is not curbsiding - he is not buying the car to flip to someone else without changing the ownership to make a quick buck.
Ben - not sure how it is today, but I know years ago an authorization letter was all that was required to allow you to sell on his behalf. I am not sure if Service Ontario would already have a form or tell you what is required on the document. People do sell cars to people who do not live close to each other and never meet so a sale can done remotely but obviously adds a more time and an extra factor to the transaction.
It is better to check with OMVIC to make sure a POA is considered a legitimate document to sell a vehicle that is not in your name.There have been lots of changes in the laws pertaining to vehicle sales in Ontario in the the last few years.OMVIC seem quite happy to prosecute the people that do not follow these rules.Much better to call to confirm with OMVIC than guessing IMO.