How to Transfer a Car Title in Indiana

Before you sign a car title in the state of Indiana, 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.

You’ll need to write this information on the front of your Indiana car title on the lower half of the page.

  1. Write the vehicle’s current odometer reading in the large box on the left side of the page.
  2. The seller should sign their name on the line underneath this box. If the vehicle belongs to a business, the person should print their title on the line next to the signature line.
  3. If a second person owns the vehicle, they should sign their name on the next line and write in their title (if applicable).
  4. On the next line, the first seller to sign should print their name.
  5. On the next line, the second seller to sign should print their name.
  6. Under these lines is a series of small boxes. In the appropriate places, enter the following information: the date the vehicle was sold, the sale price, the value of any vehicle that was traded in, and the total price the buyer paid for the vehicle.
  7. Look on the right-hand side of the page. Where it says “Name of purchaser,” enter the buyer’s name(s). Note that if two people are buying the car, both of their names must fit on this line.
  8. On the next line, enter the buyer’s street address.
  9. On the next line, enter the buyer’s city, state, and zip code in the appropriate places.
  10. Skip the next several lines. Where it says “Signature of purchaser,” the buyer(s) should sign their names. Again, if two people are buying the vehicle, both of them must fit their signatures on this line.
  11. The buyer(s) should print their name(s) on the next line.

For more information about transferring a car title in Indiana, visit the Bureau of Motor Vehicles website.

How to apply for a Replacement Title in Indiana?

Order a replacement title in Indiana through their website, a connect kiosk, a service provider, or by going to the branch yourself. You can mail in your application. You must have a clean title to get the most cash for junk cars in Indiana.

If you have bought a car that you didn’t title but you want to scrap it in Indiana, you’ll have to title the vehicle before you sell it to a junk car buyer. If you have a lost, damaged, or destroyed title, apply for a copy of the title with your local BMV, although this can take some time.

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

  1. Complete an Application for Certificate of Title form. Do this through their website, a connect kiosk, a service provider, or by going to the branch yourself. You can mail in your application. You must have a clean title to get the most cash for junk cars in Indiana.
  2. Provide a copy of your state ID card, military ID, passport, school ID, or work ID, as well as VIN or registration documentation showing ownership.
  3. Pay a replacement fee. The cost to get a replacement title in Indiana is $15
  4. Wait for your replacement title to arrive in the mail. The BMV mails you a copy of your title. You should receive it in about one week.
  5. If you want to sell the junk car faster but you have a lost or destroyed title, apply for a Certificate of Authority from the sheriff’s department to prove that you have the legal right to junk the car for cash in Indiana. Pay $25 for a “Speed Title” so that you are able to sell your car to junk buyers for cash more quickly.