How to complete vehicle title transfer?

Once you buy or get given a new vehicle, you must make sure that you follow the correct process to transfer the title into your name. Usually, if you buy a car dealership, they will be able to file the title trasfer on your behalf. However, if you buy privately, or inherit the vehicle, for example, you will need to arrange the title transfer yourself.

To transfer vehicle title, you can visit the DMV with the required documents, which are:

  • The title document, signed by the buyer and the seller
  • A completed Application for Duplicate of Transfer of Title (REG 227)

You will also need:

  • Your driver license number
  • Vehicle license plate number
  • Vehicle identification Number
  • Legal owner's name and address
  • Vehicle make and model year
  • Vehicle purchase price and date
  • Odometer mileage reading (written on the title)

In some states , you are able to complete an online title transfer, which you can easily do with, where you will need to provide all of the information listed above.

Completing an online title transfer is much faster and easier than visiting the DMV office in person to arrange the title transfer. As long as you have all of the required information, you can quickly fill in the online title transfer application form and complete the process digitaly. If you have any queries about the title transfer process, our customer support team will be available to provide you with advice and guidance to make sure the title transfer applicaton is completed correctly.

New Owner Title Transfer - Out of State

If you move to a new state, you may be required to transfer your vehicle title to one issued by the state you have moved to. The requirements are different for each state, so check with the state laws and the DMV whether you need to arrange a title transfer or you can register your vehicle in the state that you have moved to.

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How to sign a car title over to a new owner?

If you are selling your car or gifting a vehicle to a new owner, you will need to transfer the car title over to the new owner. To do this, you will need to sign the title in the required section and provide the title to the new owner. They will then need to complete the title transfer, either at the DMV or by completing an online title transfer, if they are in a state that allows this.

The new owner will need to complete the Application for Duplicate or Transfer of Title (REG 227) form and provide all of the information listed in the bullet points above.

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