How to Transfer a Car Title in Idaho

To introduce a car title in the state of Idaho, 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.

Look at the front of your Idaho title. Near the middle of the page are two columns that contain all the lines where names, signatures, and other information are needed.

  1. Where it says “Odometer reading” on the left side, write in the car’s current mileage.
  2. Under that, write in the date the vehicle was sold.
  3. On the line that says “Seller’s/representative’s printed name,” print your name. If a second person owns the car and needs to print their name, they must do it on the same line.
  4. Under that, the seller(s) must sign the title. Note there are two “X” marks; each owner can sign next to an “X.”
  5. In the right-hand column, the buyer should print their name where it says “Purchaser’s printed name.” The block has extra room if two buyers need to write in their names.
  6. On the next line, write in the buyer’s street address.
  7. Under that, write in the buyer’s city, state, and zip code on the appropriate lines.
  8. On the next line, the buyer should sign their name next to the “X.” If there’s a second buyer, they can sign their name next to the second “X.”

For more information about transferring a car title in Idaho, visit the Transportation Department website.

How to apply for a Replacement Title in Idaho?

Listed below are the three main steps on how to apply for a replacement title in Idaho.

  1. Get the required Application for Certificate of Title from your local DMV or their website.
  2. Complete the application form fully and accurately and sign the appropriate places as marked. Make sure you mark that you are requesting a duplicate title.
  3. Submit your completed Application for certificate of Title to your DMV in person or by mail. Receive your paper title in the mail, but the digital title immediately be created in their database.

If you need to sell a junk car right away and don’t have time to wait to have a physical title in your hand, you do not have to go to the DMV at all. Print and complete the Application for Certificate of Title and transfer of ownership documents to give to the junk car buyer in Idaho in place of the title itself. However, you will get less cash for your junk car in Idaho if you don’t have the title, because it is more paperwork for the junk car buyer.