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Vehicle Titles

Titling a Motor Vehicle

TITLING A USED MOTOR VEHICLE IN OHIO

The seller must complete the 'assignment of ownership' portion on the back of the title and then present it to the buyer to finalize the transfer.

What Do I Need to Bring to the Title Office?

Important Information to remember

  • The buyer will pay sales and use tax on the purchase price of the vehicle.
  • Title transfers must take place within 30 days of the date of sale, otherwise a late fee will be assessed.
  • Dual ownership requires both parties to be present unless a notarized power of attorney is provided. Social Security numbers for all parties are required. Photocopies of title are not accepted.
  • If you choose to have a 45-day temporary tag issued, it must be obtained before you transfer the vehicle title into your name. Once an Ohio title is established, you will only be able to purchase permanent Ohio license plates.
  • If you have a lien holder, it must be noted on the assignment portion of the title (click here for current fee).

Ohio Revised Code: 2921.13

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