How to Transfer a Car Title in Connecticut

To introduce a car title in the state of Connecticut, it’s a good idea to read these instructions, locate all the appropriate lines on the title, and read any instructions on the title before you start filling in the information.

Turn to the back of your Connecticut car title and look near the top.

  1. In the box under the words “Transfer of ownership,” enter the car’s current mileage.
  2. Where it says “Name of the buyer,” print the buyer’s name.
  3. Print the buyer’s address (street address, city, state, and zip code) on the next line.
  4. Skip the next line. The following line says, “Signature of buyer.” The buyer should sign on this line and print their name next to it. Note that if two people own the car, they must fit their names on the same lines.
  5. The next line says, “Name of seller.” The seller should print their name there. Next to that, the seller must write in the date of the sale. Again, if two people release ownership, they must fit their names on this line.
  6. On the next line, where it says “Signature of seller,” the seller should sign their name.

For more information about transferring a car title in Connecticut, visit the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles website.

How to apply for a Replacement Title in Connecticut?

If the vehicle you are trying to sell in Connecticut is over 20 years old, you won’t have to worry about a replacement title. However, if your car is younger than that, you must fill out an Application for Replacement Certificate of Title (form H-6B). If there is a lien on a title, a lien release letter must be submitted. You can go to the DMV to get your replacement title or do it by mail, which takes about 90 days.