When do we receive the title for a fully-paid vehicle?

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#1
I've had the car for 3 weeks. It is not financed. Where does the title come from and when should I expect to get it?
 

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Mine was mailed to me several weeks later.

...but I don't think I was supposed to get it yet, because I financed the purchase. I don't have a title for my Hyundai yet, and the bit of documentation I read on PennDOT's website made it seem like the lending company gets the title until it's paid off. But these are the first two vehicles I've ever financed, so I'm not certain of this.
 

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Mine was mailed to me several weeks later.

...but I don't think I was supposed to get it yet, because I financed the purchase. I don't have a title for my Hyundai yet, and the bit of documentation I read on PennDOT's website made it seem like the lending company gets the title until it's paid off. But these are the first two vehicles I've ever financed, so I'm not certain of this.
This may not be just a State thing. My wife's car was financed and the lender held the title until it was paid off. My last car was financed through a different lender and I had the title with the lien listed in my possession a few weeks after purchase.

Since it wasn't financed it's probably just a time issue, follow up with Tesla.
 

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I'm in NY and received mine in the mail 2 months post delivery.
 

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I'm just over one month of ownership and currently awaiting the title. Hopefully I will receive it soon, otherwise Tesla will need to give me a new temp plate, because I have 2 more weeks left on it before expiration. :)
 

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I've had the car for 3 weeks. It is not financed. Where does the title come from and when should I expect to get it?
I had my car home delivered 9/30. No news from Tesla about registration materials and I got antsy after three weeks, so I emailed my delivery advisor. Never heard back, so 5 days short of the 30 days grace period I called Tesla. Tesla was very nice and FedEx overnighted me the title, bill of sale and state registration form. With those and a checkbook in hand, I had plates the next day.
 
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Got my Title exactly 4 weeks after delivery of the car here in California. It also got a new Bra. All is good,