Title TransfersIf you are in the process of buying or selling a vehicle, you will need to contend with transferring the title. To ease the task, DMV.org has compiled this special section that is chock-full of title information that specifically applies to your home state.
You'll learn that if your car is new, most of the required paperwork will be handled by the dealership. Whereas if you buy a used car, you must not only submit a title transfer application, but depending on your state's requirements you might also have to provide an odometer reading, a vehicle identification number(VIN), and a bill of sale.
Whether you're a buyer or a seller, our guide to how to transfer a vehicle's title in your state will explain how to fill out the title certificate itself to properly transfer ownership. Don't risk voiding the deal by inking errors onto the original title; read our title transfer guide first to make sure you're adhering to your state's exact guidelines.
Our state-by-state title transfer guides also provide downloadable title applications where available. You'll also find phone numbers, Web addresses, and DMV addresses so you can pick up an application in person.
We even include often-overlooked titling information like the importance of making sure the VIN on the title matches the VIN on the car, and confirming that the used car you just bought is free of all liens. Plus, we list titling fees as well as the steps to take if you need a duplicate title.
And perhaps best of all, we save you valuable time. You won't find any confusing legal-speak―only clear, well-researched information you can use. And because we're online, DMV.org never closes on weekends or holidays. No longer do you have to alter your busy schedule to conform to the hours of your local DMV.
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- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
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