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Transferring Ownership of Deceased’s Vehicle

Transfer on Death (TOD)

An individual, as the sole owner of a motor vehicle, watercraft or outboard motor may elect to designate a beneficiary or beneficiaries to an Ohio title with a signed and notarized Affidavit to Designate a Beneficiary (form BMV 3811).

  • The beneficiary may be an individual, corporation, organization, trust or other legal entity.
  • A replacement title will be issued with the TOD on record.

What Do I Need to Bring to the Title Office?

Ohio Revised Code: 2131.13

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