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How To Title A Vehicle With Multiple Owners

The process of obtaining a title for a vehicle with multiple owners can be more intricate than the standard procedure. However, by following the proper steps and providing the necessary documentation, you can still get a title for your vehicle. In this blog post, we will discuss obtaining a title for a car with multiple owners, including what documents are needed and how to handle any liens or other issues.

Step 1: Determine the Type of Ownership

The first step in obtaining a title for a vehicle with multiple owners is to determine the type of ownership. There are two types of ownership: joint ownership and tenants in common ownership. Joint ownership means that both owners have an equal share in the vehicle. In contrast, tenants in common ownership means that each owner has a specific percentage of ownership in the car.

Step 2: Gather the Necessary Documents

Once you have determined the type of ownership, you will need to gather the necessary documents to apply for a title. These documents typically include the following:

  • A completed title application form
  • Proof of ownership (signed certificate of title or equivalent)
  • Bill of sale
  • Proof of identity for all owners
  • Any lien release documents, if applicable
  • A notarized power of attorney form, if one owner is unable to sign the title application

Step 3: Submit the Application and Documents

Once you have gathered all the necessary documents, you must submit the title application and documents to your state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). You will be required to pay sales tax and a fee to obtain the title, so be sure to check with your local DMV for specific costs.

Step 4: Handle Any Liens or Other Issues

If there are any liens or other issues with the vehicle, you will need to handle them before you can obtain a title. For example, if one owner has a lien on the car, they must provide a lien release document before the title can be issued. If the vehicle has outstanding tickets or fines, those must be paid before the title can be issued.

Step 5: Decide on a Title Format

When applying for a title, you will need to decide on the format of the title. You can choose to have the title issued with both owners’ names on it or have the title printed with one owner’s name followed by “and” or “or” and the other owner’s name. Be sure to discuss this with the other owner to determine which format is best for your situation.

In conclusion, obtaining a title for a vehicle with multiple owners may seem complicated, but by following these steps and providing the necessary documentation, you can get a title for your car. If you need clarification on any part of the process, contact your local DMV for guidance. Remember, it is crucial to ensure that all owners are in agreement with the title format and that any liens or other issues are handled before the title is issued. 

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