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Title Transfers

Title Transfers at the DMV

Title Transfers

Have you ever wondered what to do with a vehicle's title when you buy or sell it, give it as a gift, or need to change the name on a title after a major life event such as marriage or divorce? Normally, you'll need to transfer the title.

The title must be transferred to the new owner whether you are buying or selling. We've compiled all of the pertinent information for your state.

When you buy a new car, the dealership will usually handle the majority of the paperwork for you.

If you bought a used car, you'll have a little more work to do. Depending on your state's requirements, you may be required to provide an odometer reading, the vehicle identification number (VIN), and a bill of sale in addition to a title transfer application.

So, are you ready to roll up your sleeves and finish this title transfer? We've created a step-by-step guide specific to your state. It will assist you in correctly filling out the title certificate to ensure that ownership is transferred smoothly.

You may also be able to download title applications from our state-specific pages. You'll also find contact information for your local DMV, such as phone numbers and addresses.

A couple of things to keep in mind: make sure the VIN on the title matches the one on the car, and make sure used cars are free of liens. And if you've misplaced your title, we'll walk you through the process of obtaining a duplicate. You can also learn about the cost of titling fees. Have a safe and enjoyable drive!

Simply select your state to learn how much it will cost to do this at your local DMV or vehicle licensing agency. In addition, we'll tell you whether you can transfer your tags or registration if you've sold your car.

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To obtain information on how to transfer your title at the DMV.

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