How to Transfer a Car Title in Ohio

To introduce a car title in the state of Ohio, 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 Ohio titles must be notarized. This can be done at any Bureau of Motor Vehicles 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.

Turn to the back of your Ohio title and look near the top.

  1. On the first line, print the buyer’s name.
  2. On the next line, print the buyer’s full address.
  3. In the odometer reading section, enter the vehicle’s current mileage in the small boxes near the right side of the page.
  4. In the next section, where it says “Transferor’s/Seller’s printed name,” the seller(s) should print their name(s). Note that if two people are selling the vehicle, both of them need to fit their names on that line. On the line to the right, the seller(s) should sign their name(s).
  5. On the next line, the seller should write down their full address.
  6. In the next section, where it says “Transferee’s/Buyer’s printed name,” the buyer(s) should print their name(s). Note that if two people are buying the vehicle, both of them need to fit their names on that line. On the line to the right, the seller(s) should sign their name(s).

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