How to Transfer a Car Title in Montana

To introduce a car title in the state of Montana, 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. Note that Montana titles must be notarized. This can be done at any County Treasurer’s office or the office of a notary public. Don’t fill out the title until you get to the office, and bring photo identification with you. If you don’t, the notary cannot notarize your signature.

Look for this information on the front of your Montana. It will be listed in a column on the right side.

  1. On the line that says “Print name(s) of purchaser(s),” print the name of the person buying the vehicle. Note that if two people are buying it, both of their names should go on that line.
  2. On the next line, print the buyer’s full address.
  3. Under that is a short line where you can write in the vehicle’s current odometer reading. In the next line of text is a line for you to write the date of the odometer reading.
  4. The seller should sign their name on the next blank line. If they’re selling the vehicle on behalf of a business, they can print the business's name right next to their signature.
  5. On the next line, the seller should print their name.
  6. Under these lines is another set of lines where a second owner (if there is one) can sign and print their name.

For more information about transferring a car title in Montana, visit the Motor Vehicle Division website.