Key Points for Titling a Vehicle

  • To obtain a Duplicate title your title must be lost, stolen or destroyed.
  • An out of state vehicle must have a physical inspection of the identification number (VIN) performed by an inspection station.
  • Never make alterations, erasure or use white-out on a title, if this is done the title becomes null and void. A replacement title may be applied for in any county title office.
  • Do not fill any part of the assignment or application unless you are in front of a notary.
  • When assigning a vehicle over to a new buyer, make sure you use their full legal name (no nicknames), address and exact mileage. (DO NOT CHECK NON-ACTUAL OR EXCEED UNLESS IT APPLIES).
  • Your certificate of title must e processed within 20 days after date of sale. If not, you will be assessed a $5.00 late fee.
  • No person can sign for someone else without a signed and notarized power of attorney.
  • A salvage title is issued when an insurance company declares the vehicle a total loss or the vehicle is impractical to fix. The owner may purchase the vehicle back. The vehicle cannot be driven until inspected by salvage inspection facility locations.
  • You must bring a current photo DL/state ID or current passport.