Before You Arrive

  • On all vehicles 10 years old or newer, the mileage as it appears on the odometer needs to be recorded.
  • All current registered owners must sign off as sellers before the transfer can be completed.
  • If there is a lien holder listed on the title, the seller needs to obtain a notarized lien release form from the bank before the transfer can take place. This is necessary even if you paid the loan off years ago. If the bank is still listed on the title, a lien release is required.

What to Bring

  • The title of the vehicle
    • If the title cannot be located, the current registered owner needs to apply for a duplicate title. You can apply for a duplicate title at our office.
  • The buyer's current insurance information
  • The buyer's current drivers license or state ID

At the License Services Office

  • Be very careful when filling out the title, as any alteration or erasure voids the title. This applies to any information you might write on the title – sales date, mileage, names of buyers/sellers, boxes you might check off, etc. If you’re not sure, wait until you’re in our office. We’ll help you fill everything out safely and correctly.
  • Although the seller(s) are not required to be here in person, it is often wise to accompany your buyer to our office to witness the transfer for yourself. Until the title is turned in and the sales tax and other fees are paid, you remain the registered owner. This means that you might be liable for any legal actions involving that car – unpaid parking tickets, property damage, etc.