While you may not need to deal with it frequently, there are times when you may need to get a new title and registration for your vehicle. This process may seem complicated at first glance, but in reality, it’s relatively straightforward. Today we’ll help give you the basics of what the process for getting a new title and registration is like.
Depending on whether you are registering a personal or commercial vehicle, the steps can vary slightly. In general, the title must be signed over or in the name of the person registering the vehicle. In the case of multiple owners, all must be listed on the bill of sale, lease paperwork, and the CO/title. In some states you may find that other steps must be taken – if you have any open traffic tickets, unpaid fines, dishonored check fees or more, you may need to address these first. In some places, you may also need to ensure that all child support is paid in full and that you don’t owe any money to the state in which you are registering.
What You Need
To apply, you will need to have a few different documents on hand. To start, you will need your full title application with all of the correct signatures, a certificate of origin or title, a bill of sale, and proof of insurance. In some cases, you may need additional documents including a title reassignment form, lien-holder financial contract, vehicle inspection certificate, or lease contract. Different DMV’s may require other forms depending on your situation, so make sure to check in advance to prevent delays.
New title and registration papers often come with a fee from the DMV, especially if done in tandem with other processes. In some cases, you may need to pay an excise tax based on the fair market value of your vehicle. An equation calculates this and estimation tools should be available on any DMV website.
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