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First, you will need to obtain an out-of-state inspection on the vehicle. This inspection is a VIN verification and may be obtained from any Deputy Registrar's Office. If you have physical possession of your title, take the title and the Out of State Inspection to your local county Title Office, and they will issue a Certificate of Title in your name. If your title is being held by a lien holder, your local county Title Office will provide you with instructions requesting the lien holder to surrender the title to their office. An Out of State Inspection is required. If the vehicle is leased, the same procedures apply. If your title is currently in two names, both signatures will be required unless otherwise stated by the jurisdiction in which the title was last issued. In either case, an out-of-state inspection is required.
On the back of your current title, complete the new buyers name and address, plus the purchase price. Complete the odometer certification area stating the mileage as it appears on the odometer. Under the mileage area is the seller's notary section, which must be completed and notarized. Next, the buyer must acknowledge the mileage as stated by the seller by filling in his signature and printing his name. Please note that you are attesting to the actual mileage of the vehicle. The seller should make a copy of the front and back of the assigned title and remove the plates from the vehicle.
You should go to the county Title Office, report the original title was lost or stolen, and apply for a duplicate title. Do the assignment and notarization again and deliver to the purchaser. Always keep a copy of the assigned title for your records.
After receiving an assigned title, a new buyer can proceed to any Deputy Registrar's office with the assigned title and purchase a 30-day tag. Within 30 days (in order to avoid a $5.00 late charge), proceed to a Clerk of Courts Title Office and apply for a title in your name. You will also have to pay sales & use tax on the purchase price of the vehicle. The rate varies from county to county, so phone ahead for your rate. If you have a lien holder, it must be noted on the assignment portion of the title.
Proceed to any county Title Office and apply for a title. You will be charged a $5.00 late fee, in addition to other applicable fees.
The Clerk of Courts Title Office will require an application for title to record a lien. Once the application is filled out with the lien information added, and surrender of the owner's title, a new title will be issued to the lienholder. The title owner will receive a memorandum title for registration and plating purposes. The BMV 3774 application for title is available online in the forms area.
Contact the Titling Support & Dealer Licensing Section at 614-752-7671.
You will need to contact your lien holder for your title if it is a physical title they will need to sign off on the front of the title and mail it to you. However, if it is an electronic title, you will need a lien release statement, and take this to your county Title Office for a replacement title.
Assign and notarize the title into the names of the individuals who purchased the vehicle, on the top back of the title. The new owners will need to sign and apply for the new title at the County Title Office, and new plates and registration will be required. If one cannot be present, a power of attorney form can be completed.
Both owners will need to assign the title over to one owner and have their signatures notarized on the top back of the title (if one of the two previous owners cannot be present, a power of attorney form can be completed). The new owner will need to sign and apply for a title at the County Title Office. The new (single) owner will be required to purchase a new registration and plates.
Contact Titling Support & Dealer Licensing Section, at 614-752-7671 for a denial letter. You may need to seek legal advice for a possible court order title through the Court of Common Pleas (directing the clerk to issue a certificate of title per Ohio Revised Code, Section 4505.10).
Contact the nearest Highway Patrol Inspection Station and ask to come in and have a trooper do a vehicle verification check on the car. Mail a copy of the HP106 form, a copy of the front and back of the title, and a brief notarized statement (include your phone number) as to the issue to the Ohio BMV, Titling Support & Dealer Licensing Section, P.O. Box 16520, Columbus, Ohio, 43216-6520. Title services will research the issue and provide you with a correction letter so that you can proceed to your county clerk's Title Office for a replacement title.
Contact the Titling Support & Dealer Licensing Section at 614-752-7671 and ask for a VIN replacement packet to be mailed to you. The enclosed letter will explain how to submit the proper documents to the BMV for a VIN replacement, which can result in either the Patrol making a VIN replacement plate or applying directly through the manufacturer. A manufacturer's plate takes 6-8 weeks. After completion, you may have the title replaced at any county Title Office.
Application is made in person at any county Title Office. There is a $15.00 fee. Please take your picture ID, registration or any other documents that verify the vehicle identification number.
Visit your nearest county Title Office, or download the BMV 1173 Title Request form from our Web site. You may also call to request for a form at 614-752-7671, or write in to the Ohio BMV, Titling Support & Dealer Licensing Section, P.O. Box 16520, Columbus, Ohio, 43216-6520. You will need to supply the Vehicle Identification Number, the year and make of the vehicle. There is a $5.00 charge for each individual listed in the title history. This history will reveal all previous owner information if you meet the requirements according to the Driver's Privacy Protection Act (DPPA). Otherwise, you will only receive vehicle information.
No, at the time the title was issued, your maiden name was correct, so the Title Office will not change your title. Upon the sale of the vehicle that is in your maiden name, assign the title with your married name and also your maiden name.
Proceed to the Title Office in any county and apply for surviving spouse certificate of title. Some counties require a certified copy of the death certificate, so phone ahead for requirements. You may apply for up to two vehicles on a surviving spouse benefit, however, the estimated value of both vehicles cannot exceed $40,000. Surviving spouse can only transfer passenger vehicles, a 3/4 ton truck or smaller, or a motorcycle into their name. Commercial vehicles, motor homes and recreational vehicles are not covered under the surviving spouse law.
Only a sole owner of a vehicle can apply for a transfer on death beneficiary title under current Ohio law. No companies or two-owner titles qualify for this type of title. To apply, you would take your Ohio title to your county Title Office and apply for a Transfer On Death "TOD" title. You will be asked to complete an affidavit naming the beneficiary with their full legal name, address and Social Security Number. That affidavit will require your notarized signature and a fee of $1.00. A new title will be issued with the "TOD" designation and a fee of $16.00. Upon your death, the beneficiary will present a certified Death Certificate to the county Title Office, and a title will be issued to your named beneficiary.
To transfer or encumber a vehicle that has "With Rights of Survivorship (WROS)" on the title, both signatures are required if both parties are living. If one of the parties is deceased, the survivor applies for a certificate of title with only a copy of the death certificate. Only the application portion of the title needs to be completed, signed and notarized.
Never leave the title in the motor vehicle. Choose a safe place where you store other important documents, or you have the option of telling the Clerk of Court Title Office that you would like a non-printed title. It will still cost $15.00, but your title record will be retained on the database.
It will prevent your physical title from being lost or stolen.
First apply for a salvage title in your name changing the status of your title from regular to salvage. (NOTE: The vehicle cannot be operated on the road while evidenced on a salvage title.) Upon completion of the repairs, contact the closest Highway Patrol Inspection Station and make an appointment to have a salvage inspection done (There is a $50 fee.). Take any receipts for repairs and new parts with you to the inspection. After the vehicle has successfully completed the inspection, take Form HP106 and your salvage title and proceed to any Title Office and apply for a "rebuilt salvage" title. After all of these steps have been completed, the vehicle is now operable for use on any road.
A dealer or a Clerk of Court can witness a minor consent form. The forms are available at the county Title Office.
Contact the Ohio BMV Titling Support & Dealer Licensing Section at 614-752-7671 and ask to speak to the import-export assistant. They will advise you of the steps necessary to remove your vehicle from Ohio.
Please see form BMV 3709 - Titling, Registering & Operating Snowmobiles, Off-Highway Motorcycles & All Purpose Vehicles In Ohio.
All travel trailers are titled in Ohio at any county Title Office with proof of ownership, application, fees and taxes. If the trailer is on a non-Ohio title, you must first obtain an Ohio out-of-state VIN verification at any Deputy Registrar's office. If the trailer is not a travel trailer and weighs 4,000 pounds or less, you must obtain a weight slip on the trailer and take that and proof of ownership to your Deputy Registrar's office and apply for plates and registration. If the trailer weighs 4,001 pounds or more, you would take proof of ownership and apply for Ohio title at any county Title Office.
You would take the off-road title in your name and proof of the upgrade to your county Title Office and request to complete a "body code change" affidavit. If all is in order, the title will be replaced and reflect the body code as "MC" motorcycle. You would pay a fee of $15.00 plus notary fees and take the new title to the Deputy Registrar and apply for your motorcycle plates. You must have the motorcycle endorsement on your Ohio driver license to operate the motorcycle.
When applying for a title, out-of-state leasing dealers are required to be registered with the Ohio Department of Taxation, but they are not required to have a leasing dealer's permit LD#) from the BMV. In order to title vehicles in the leasing dealer's name, Ohio requires a valid Ohio use tax account number (99-XXXXXX) before it will proceed with issuing a title without collecting use tax. Please contact the Ohio Department of Taxation at 1-800-405-4089 to apply for the Ohio Use Tax account number. When the leasing dealer sells a vehicle, they are required to: 1) process the paperwork; 2) collect sales tax up front; 3) remit net tax to the Clerks office and; 4) provide the customer with a title. When the paperwork is complete, the lessee will receive a memorandum title via mail. They need to take this memorandum title, and a dealer signed power of attorney form to their local Deputy Registrar's office to register the vehicle. When the paperwork is complete, the lessee should get a memorandum title from the lesser.
Ohio Revised Code requires Ohio license dealers to retain the supporting evidence that was submitted electronically for 5 years.
Return to the dealer that issued your electronic title for correction.
The dealer can complete a BMV 3772 form to allow the transfer to or from a motor vehicle dealer. It has a provision for stating mileage and power of attorney.
If the incorrect mileage or brand (exceeded, salvage, non-actual, buyback) was due to a county error, please contact the county where the title was issued; they will be able to assist you. For a list of the county offices, please click here. If the incorrect mileage or brand (exceeded, salvage, non-actual, buyback) was due was a customer or dealer error, click here for additional information you will need to submit for further review.