How to Transfer a Car Title in Nevada

To introduce a car title in the state of Nevada, 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 Nevada has changed the layout of their titles several times, so if your vehicle hasn’t changed hands in a long time, your title may look different than the one described here.

Look for the following information near the bottom of the front of your Nevada car title.

  1. Where it says, “Printed full legal name of the buyer,” print the buyer’s name. Next to that, print the buyer’s Nevada driver’s license or identification card number.
  2. If a second person’s name appears on the title, print their full name and driver’s license/identification number on the next line.
  3. On the next line, write the buyer’s full address (street address, city, state, and zip code) in the appropriate places.
  4. On the short line underneath, write the vehicle’s current mileage.
  5. On the next line, the seller(s) should sign their name(s). Note that if two people own the vehicle, they must fit their signatures on this line. On the line immediately next to this one, the seller(s) should print their name(s).
  6. Look for the line on the right side of the page that says “Driver’s license number.” One seller should print their driver’s license number here. On the line next to it, write in the date the vehicle was sold.
  7. Look for the line that says “Signature of buyer.” The buyer(s) should sign their name(s) here. On the line immediately next to this one, the buyer(s) should print their name(s).

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

How To Apply For A Replacement Title In Nevada?

You can apply for a replacement title in Nevada in person at the local Nevada DMV location or process paperwork and submit it by mail. The new vehicle title will be received from Carson City.

Below are the five main steps for applying for a replacement title in Nevada.

  1. File an application form for the duplicate title (VP012). The application form is to be filled out by the car's legal owner with the DMV
  2. Get your application notarized. Make sure to notarize your application form before submission or get it witnessed by authorized Nevada DMV representatives
  3. Satisfy your lien. Submit the notarized "Lien Release (VP186) form" if you have met lien conditions before submission. The lienholder has to release a lien electronically if the title is electronic and will get it through the mail
  4. To mail duplicate titles to outside states, you'll have to submit written statements that include vehicle descriptions such as VIN, make, and year. Other state bodies issuing vehicle registrations and titles issue this statement, and they ensure that the Nevada vehicle title hasn't been surrendered
  5. Pay authorities $21 when filing the document to have your duplicate junk car title. Some other items you'll need include an ID card/driver's license, license plate, car's VIN, year, model, make, registration, and lien details (if applicable). These things aren't necessary. However, they come in handy when processing other items or making correction

To replace the title in person in Nevada, you'll need to find your nearby NV DMV, show your ID and vehicle ownership proof, submit a form, and pay the filing and application fee.

The request for title replacement is processed on location; however, it'll take a day to get ready. Ensure your license info is correct. Otherwise, they might accidentally send the form to the wrong address.

To replace the title by mail in Nevada, you'll have to fill out the paperwork (application form) and include a damaged title and money order/check for fees. Send the documents to the Nevada DMV address in Carson City.

The new vehicle title arrives by mail in less than two weeks. Before submission, make sure the information on file is correct.