If your car is new, most of the required paperwork will be handled by the dealership.
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.
This is a how to guide to transfer a vehicle's title in your state. It will explain filling out the title certificate to properly transfer ownership.
The state-by-state pages may also provide downloadable title applications. You can find phone numbers, Web addresses, and DMV addresses.
A few helpful tips to remember to check are making sure the VIN on the title matches the VIN on the car, and confirming that used cars are free of all liens. You can find titling fees as well as the steps to take if you need a duplicate title.Choose a State:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
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