How to Transfer a Car Title in New York

To introduce a car title in the state of New York, 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.

  1. Turn to the back of your New York car title and look near the top. On the right-hand side of the page is a box where you can write in the car’s current odometer reading.
  2. Look farther down the page for the box that says “Seller’s signature.” The seller should sign their name here. To the right is a box where the seller can print their name. Note that if two people are selling the vehicle, they need to fit their information in these boxes.
  3. Under that, the seller should write the following information in the appropriate boxes: street address, city, state, zip code, and the date they signed the title.
  4. In the next set of boxes, the buyer should sign their name (left-hand box) and print their name (right-hand box). Again, if two people buy the vehicle, they must fit their information in these boxes.
  5. Under that, the seller should write the following information in the appropriate boxes: street address, city, state, zip code, and the date they signed the title.

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

How to apply for a replacement title in New York?

Replacing your title in New York is fairly straightforward. You’ll need to prove that you are the owner of the vehicle, have a current US address, and have a vehicle that is registered and titled in New York State.

You won’t be able to ask for any other changes, get the replacement title. In most cases, you’ll be able to get your title certificate online. However, if you’re applying in the name of the deceased owner, looking for a lien removal, or under some other circumstances, you won’t be able to order the title online. In this case, order it by mail or at an office.