How to transfer a car title in any state

How to Transfer Car TitleCongratulation! You’ve sold your used car or truck. Now all you have to do is finalize those picky details and get your money. And unless you are selling your car with no title this includes transferring your car title.

With the challenge of selling your vehicle behind you, this is the next question we hear from people: “Where do I sign the title?” Seems easy, but titles have a lot of blank lines and very unclear explanations about what/if you’re supposed to sign them. Every state has a different title, so if you’ve moved since you purchased your last car or truck, you may be signing a document unlike one you’ve ever seen before.

To help you determine where you need to sign your car title in order to transfer it, we’ve looked at every state’s car title and developed specific instructions on where you need to sign or print various pieces of information. We also have notes on special situations, such as where you can have car titles notarized in states that require signatures to be verified. Click on your state below for more details about how to transfer your car title and where to sign the car title.

Before We Get Started

Here are a few general instruction for filling out a title in any state:

  • Use blue or black ink.
  • Don’t use White Out or cross out any items. This may void your title and force you to apply for a duplicate title.
  • If you’ve gotten married or changed your name for another reason since the title was issues, do not sign the title using your new signature. Sign the title with the signature that matches your name as it’s printed on the title.
  • If you had a lien on the vehicle, make sure the lienholder has signed off on your title before you try to sell it or trade it in.

Where to sign a car title in Alabama

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 information.

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

  1. Directly under the statement “Assignment of title by registered owner,” write in the date the car was sold.
  2. On the next line, write in the name or names of the buyers and their address.
  3. On the next line, write in the odometer reading.
  4. Where it says “Signature(s) of buyer,” the buyer or buyers must sign the title. Note that if two people are signing, both people must fit their signatures on the same line. Next to that, where it says “Of seller,” the seller or sellers must sign the title.
  5. Where it says “Printed Name(s) of buyer,” the buyer or buyers must print their names. Again, if two people are writing in their names, both people must fit them on the same line. Next to that, where it says “Of seller,” the seller or sellers must print their names.

For more information about transferring a car title in Alabama, visit the Department of Revenue website.



Where to sign a car title in Alaska

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 information.

Turn to the back of your Alaska title and look in the middle of the document.

  1. Print the buyer’s name where it says “Buyer or Transferee.”
  2. On the next line, print the buyer’s street address only.
  3. On the next line, print the city and state where it says “City and State.” Print the zip code where it says “Zip code.”
  4. Read through the following sentences, then write in the odometer reading on the blank line.
  5. Where it says “Seller X,” the seller should sign their name. Next to that, where it says “Buyer X,” the buyer should print their name.
  6. If there are two sellers or two buyers, the second seller or buyer can sign their name on the next set of lines.

If you live in a remote part of Alaska that does not have a Division of Motor Vehicles office, visit this website for details about turning in a car title and getting a new one issued. For other questions about transferring a car title in Alaska, visit the Division of Motor Vehicles website.


Where to sign a car title in Arkansas

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 information.

Turn to the back of your Arkansas car title and look near the top. There are several places where you need to enter information, so make sure you fill out all of the appropriate lines.

  1. On the first line that says “Printed name,” print the name of the buyer.
  2. Under that, print the buyer’s complete address (street address, city, state and zip code).
  3. In the box that’s labeled “Mileage,” enter the car’s current odometer reading.
  4. If you’re trading in your vehicle and applying the value to the purchase of another car, you’ll need to enter some information about the new vehicle in a series of boxes. That includes the trade-in vehicle’s year, make, model, body style and vehicle identification number.
  5. Again, if you’re purchasing a new vehicle and trading in your old vehicle, you’ll need to enter the full sales price of the vehicle purchased. Under that, you’ll need to enter the value of your trade-in. Under that you’ll subtract the trade-in amount from the cost of the new vehicle where it says “Next taxable trade difference.”
  6. Everyone selling a vehicle should sign their name and print their address on the line that says “Signatures and address of seller.” Note that if two people are signing, both people must fit their signatures on the same line.
  7. On the next line, write in the date the vehicle was sold. Next to that, print the name (or names) of the seller(s).
  8. On the next line, on the right side of the page, there is a line where the buyer needs to sign their name. Under that is a line where the buyer needs to print their name. Again, if there are two buyers, they both needs to fit their names on these small lines.

For other questions about transferring a car title in Arkansas, visit Department of Finance and Administration website.


Where to sign a car title in Arizona

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 information. Note that Arizona titles must be notarized. This can be done at the Motor Vehicle Department office or a dealer’s office. Don’t fill out the title until you get to the office, and bring photo identification with you. If you don’t, the notary will not be able to notarize your signature.

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

  1. Where it says “Name of buyer (printed),” print the name of the person buying the car. Next to that, write in the date of the sale.
  2. Under that, enter the buyer’s address in the block that says “Street address.” Next to it are blocks for the seller’s city, state and zip code.
  3. In the shaded block that says “Odometer reading,” enter the car’s current mileage. Make sure you check whether the mileage is in miles or kilometers.
  4. Where it says “Seller name (printed),” print the seller’s name. Look for the block to the right that says “Seller signature” and sign your name. Note that if two people are signing, both people must fit their names in the same boxes.
  5. Under that, in the appropriate blocks, enter the seller’s address, city, state and zip code.
  6. Under the notary section, the buyer should print their name where it says “Buyer name (printed).” Next to that is a box where the buyer should sell their name. Again, if there are two buyers, they both needs to fit their names in these small boxes.

For more information about transferring a car title in Arizona, visit the Arizona Department of Transportation website.


Where to sign a car title in California

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 information. There are four different types of titles in California. The state’s website has helpful diagrams that tell you where to sign on the different versions. These instructions assume you have a new “rainbow” title as opposed to the older “pink slip.”

  1. Look at the front of the title near the middle. The current owner or owners need to write in the date and sign their names on the lines under the short declaration stating they are releasing interest in the vehicle.
  2. Under those lines is a box. Write in the current odometer reading in the appropriate spot. Then write in the date and sign your name on the lines under the odometer reading.
  3. The buyer should turn over the car title and look near the top. They will need to print information in the series of boxes across the top that ask for: Full name of the new owner, full name of a second owner if applicable (don’t forget to check the box to indicate whether the title should say AND or OR), mailing address, city, state, zip code, and physical address where the car will be kept (if applicable).
  4. Once that information is entered, the buyer will need to sign their name on the line that says “Signature of new registered owner.” Next to that they will enter their driver’s license number, followed by the purchase date. A second owner can enter the same information on the next line if applicable.

A YouTube user filmed a video that demonstrates how to fill out the back of a California title. It may be worth watching if you need a quick tutorial; however, make sure the title shown in the video has all the same lines as yours so you aren’t putting information in the wrong place.

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


Where to sign a car title in Colorado

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 information.

Look at the back of your Colorado car title. There are several blocks of text at the top, followed by two columns where you can fill in information about yourself and buyer. Start on the first line on the left side in those columns.

  1. Where it says “Odometer reading,” enter the car’s current mileage.
  2. Under that, print the seller’s name.
  3. Next, the seller should sign their name.
  4. If the vehicle has a second owner, the additional owner should print their name on the next line, then sign their name on the following line. There is space for two more owners to print and sign their names as well.
  5. Next, go to the column on the right side of the page. The buyer (not the seller) must sign their name next to the odometer reading to certify that they’ve reviewed what the seller wrote down and the odometer reading is correct.
  6. Where it says “Buyer’s hand printed name,” the buyer should print their name. Under that, the buyer can sign their name.
  7. If the vehicle has a second buyer, the additional purchaser should print their name on the next line, then sign their name on the following line. There is space for two more buyers to print and sign their names as well.

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


Where to sign a car title in Connecticut

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 information.

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

  1. In the box under the words “Transfer of ownership,” enter the car’s current mileage.
  2. Where it says “Name of buyer,” print the buyer’s name.
  3. On the next line, print the buyer’s full address (street address, city, state and zip code).
  4. Skip the next line. The following line says “Signature of buyer.” The buyer should sign on this line. Next to that, the buyer should print their name. Note that if two people are taking ownership of the car, both people must fit their names on the same lines.
  5. The next line says “Name of seller.” The seller should print their name there. Next to that, the seller must write in the date of the sale. Again, if two people are releasing ownership, they both need to fit their names on this line.
  6. On the next line, where it says “Signature of seller,” the seller should sign their name.

For more information about transferring a car title in Connecticut, visit the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles website.



Where to sign a car title in Delaware

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 information.

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

  1. Print the buyer’s name on the line that says “PURCHASER(S).” On the next line, print the buyer’s full address where it says “ADDRESS.” To the right of that line, write in the date the car was sold.
  2. If you’re trading in a vehicle, you may need to fill in the next few lines. Otherwise, skip to the box that says “Odometer reading” and fill in the appropriate number.
  3. On the next line, sign your name where is says “Signature of seller.” The buyer will need to sign where it says “Signature of buyer.”
  4. If there is a second person who needs to sign as the seller and buyer, they can do so on the next line.
  5. On the next line, the seller should print their name where it says “Printed name of seller.” The buyers should print their name where it says “Printed name of buyer.”

The State of Delaware Department of Motor Vehicles has an excellent website that has many details for people with questions about where to sign their car title or how to transfer it. Visit its website by clicking here.


Where to sign a car title in Florida

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 information. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles has excellent instructions for signing a car title on their website.

You will write in the following information on the front of the title.

  1. On the title, the seller should fill in the name and address of the purchaser, the odometer information, selling price, and the date sold in the “Transfer of Title by Seller” section.
  2. The seller must then sign their name in the left column in the Seller section and hand print their name in the right column, same section.
  3. The purchaser should then sign their name in the left column in the Purchaser section and hand print their name in the right column, same section. If there is a co-purchaser, they should follow the same instructions in the Co-Purchaser section.

For additional information about transferring a car title in Florida, visit the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles website.


Where to sign a car title in Georgia

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 information. The Georgia Department of Revenue, which handles motor vehicle transactions, has excellent instructions for signing a car title on their website.

You will write in the following information on the back of the title near the top.

  1. In the text block that says “Purchaser’s legal name,” the buyer should print their name. Next to that, write in the date the car was sold.
  2. On the next line, the purchaser should print their street address.
  3. On the next line, the purchaser should print their city, state and zip code. Next to that, the seller should print the name of their county.
  4. In the darker colored block next to the arrow, write in the current odometer reading.
  5. Where it says “Transferor’s (seller’s) printed name,” the person selling the car should sign their name. Under that they can print their name.
  6. In the right-hand column, where it says “Transferee’s (buyer’s) printed name,” the person buying the car should sign their name. Under that they can print their name.

For more information about transferring a vehicle in Georgia, visit the Department of Revenue website.


Where to sign a car title in Hawaii

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 information.

To transfer a car title in Hawaii, the seller needs to be fill out information on the front of the document. The buyer needs to fill out information on the back.

  1. On the front of the title, near the middle, the seller must write in the current odometer reading on the vehicle.
  2. Near the bottom, the seller must fill in the following information on the appropriate lines: Date the vehicle was sold, and their printed name and signed name (which should be written on the same line).
  3. If the vehicle is also owned by a second person, that person can print and sign their name on the line right below.
  4. Turn the title over. On the back, in Section D, the seller should fill in the following information on the appropriate lines:
  • Their printed last name, first name, middle initial and sale date of the vehicle.
  • The name of the second owner (last name, first name, middle initial).
  • Street address, city, state and zip code.
  • The buyer should print and then sign their name on the next line.
  • If the car will be jointly owned by two people, the second buyer should print then sign their name on the next line.

The Hawaii County website is the best place to go for additional information about transferring a title in the state of Hawaii.


Where to sign a car title in Idaho

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 information.

Look at the front of your Idaho title. Near the middle of the page are two columns that contain all the lines where names, signatures other information is needed.

  1. Where it says “Odometer reading” on the left side, write in the car’s current mileage.
  2. Under that, write in the date the vehicle was sold.
  3. On the line that says “Seller’s/representative’s printed name,” print your name. If a second person owns the car and needs to print their name, they will need to do it on the same line.
  4. Under that, the seller(s) will need to sign the title. Note there are two “X” marks; each owner can sign next to an “X.”
  5. In the right-hand column, the buyer should print their name where it says “Purchaser’s printed name.” The block has extra room in case two buyers need to write in the names.
  6. On the next line, write in the buyer’s street address.
  7. Under that, write in the buyer’s city, state and zip code on the appropriate lines.
  8. On the next line, the buyer should sign their name next to the “X.” If there’s a second buyer, they can sign their name next to the second “X.”

For more information about transferring a car title in Idaho, visit the Transportation Department website.


Where to sign a car title in Illinois

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 information.

Enter the following information on the front of your Illinois car title.

  1. Under the words “Assignment of title,” print the buyer’s name and full address (street address, city, state and zip code).
  2. On the next line, write in the vehicle’s current mileage.
  3. Where it says “Signature(s) of Seller(s),” the seller should sign their name. Note that if two people own the car and are releasing ownership, both people need to sign on the same line.
  4. On the next line, the seller(s) should print their name(s). On the line next to that they should print the date the vehicle was sold.
  5. On the next line, where it says “Signature(s) of buyer(s),” the buyer(s) should print their name. Again, if there are two buyers, both people need to fit their signatures on that line. On the line next to that, the buyer(s) should print their name(s).

This .pdf document provides some additional information about buying and selling a used car in Illinois. More information is available on the Secretary of State’s Driver Services website.


Where to sign a car title in 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 information.

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

  1. In the large box on the left side of the page, write in the vehicle’s current odometer reading.
  2. On the line underneath this box, the seller should sign their name. 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. Enter the following information in the appropriate places: date the vehicle was sold, 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 name(s) of the buyer. 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. On the next line, the buyer(s) should print their name(s).

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


Where to sign a car title in Iowa

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 information.

Turn to the back of your Iowa title and look at the top.

  1. On the very top line, write in the buyer’s name and full address.
  2. On the short line underneath, write in the car’s current mileage.
  3. Look on the right side of the page for the line that says “Date of sale.” Print the date the car was sold.
  4. Look for the line that says “Signature of seller(s).” Sign your name on the line. If two people need to sign to release interest in the vehicle, they both need to sign on the same line.
  5. Right under that, print the seller’s name.

For more information about transferring a car title in Iowa, visit the website IowaTaxesAndTags.org.


Where to sign a car title in Kansas

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 information.

Turn to the back of your Kansas title and look at the top.

  1. On the very top line, write in the buyer’s name and full address.
  2. On the line that says “Odometer reading,” write in the vehicle’s current mileage.
  3. Very close to the odometer reading line is a line that says “Signature(s) of seller(s).” The seller should sign their name there. If there are two sellers, they will both need to sign on the same line.
  4. The seller should also write in the date on the same line.
  5. Right next to the signature line is a line where the seller(s) should print their name(s).
  6. The next set of lines are for a notary public to fill out. Note that while Kansas titles can be notarized, this is not required.
  7. On the next line, the buyer should sign the title where it says “Signature of buyer(s).” Again, if there are two buyers, they both need to fit their signature on the line. Right next to that, the buyer(s) should print their name(s).

For more information about transferring a car title in Kansas, visit the Department of Revenue website.


Where to sign a car title in Kentucky

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 information. Kentucky titles were reformatted in 2000. As a result, where you sign the title depends on the age of your title. These instructions assume the title was printed after 2000. If you have an older title, please refer to this website.

Also, note that the signatures on all Kentucky titles must be notarized. This can be done at a county clerk’s office or anywhere else a notary is available. Don’t fill out the title until you get to the office, and bring photo identification with you. If you don’t, the notary will not be able to notarize your signature.

Turn to the back of your Kentucky title and look at the top.

  1. On the first line under the words “Transfer of title by owner,” print the name and full address of the person purchasing the car.
  2. In the shaded box under that, write in the car’s current mileage.
  3. On the next line, which says “Transferor(s) Dealer/Agent Signature(s),” the current owner should sign their name. Next to that, where it says “Transferee(s) Dealer/Agent Signature(s),” the person purchasing the car should sign their name. Note that if the car is owned by two people, or two people are buying it, both people need to fit their signature on the provided line, so leave plenty of space.
  4. On the next line, the seller(s) should print their name(s). Next to that, the buyer(s) should print their name(s).
  5. Where the title says “Date of transfer,” the seller should print the date the car was sold.

For more information about transferring a car title in Kentucky, visit the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet website.


Where to sign a car title in Louisiana

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 information. Note that Louisiana titles must be notarized. This can be done at a local Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles office or another site where a notary is available. Don’t fill out the title until you get to the office, and bring photo identification with you. If you don’t, the notary will not be able to notarize your signature.

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

  1. The first information you will add to the title is the date of the sale and the sale price of the vehicle.
  2. On the next line, write in the name of the person buying the vehicle. Next to that, write in their full address (street address, city, state and zip code).
  3. On the next line, write in the vehicle’s current mileage.
  4. There is more information to fill in. It’s divided into two columns. On the left side of the page, the buyer should sign where it says “Signature of buyer(s).” They should print their name right under that where it says “Printed name of buyer(s).” If there are two people buying the car, both people need to fit their names on these lines.
  5. In the right column, the seller should sign their name where it says “Signature of seller(s).” They should print their name under that where it says “Printed name of seller(s).” Again, if there are two people selling the car, both people need to fit their names on these lines.

The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles doesn’t have much information about title transfers on their website, but it’s a good place to start if you have questions.


Where to sign a car title in Maine

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 information.

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

  1. Under the words “Assignment of ownership,” print the buyer’s name.
  2. On the next line, print the buyer’s street address, city and state. There is a separate line next to that where you can print the buyer’s zip code. On the line right next to that, write in the date the car was sold.
  3. On the next line, write in the vehicle’s current mileage.
  4. Where it says “Seller’s Signature,” the seller should sign their name. On the line next to that, the seller should print their name. On the line next to that, the seller should print the date they are signing the title.
  5. If the vehicle is co-owned by a second person, that person should sign their name on the next line. On the line next to that, the co-owner should print their name.
  6. On the next line, the seller should print their street address, city and state. There is a separate line right next to it where the seller can print their zip code.
  7. Skip the next two lines. On the line that says “Signature(s) of buyer(s),” the buyer(s) should print their name. If there are two buyers, both people need to fit their signatures on that line. There is a line right next to that where the buyer can print the date they signed the title.

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


Where to sign a car title in Maryland

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 information.

Turn to the back of your Maryland car title and look at the very top.

  1. Enter the name(s) of the buyers on the first line.
  2. On the next line, enter the buyer’s address, including their street address, city, county, state and zip code.
  3. In the large reddish block on the left, enter the vehicle’s current mileage.
  4. In the reddish block to the right, enter the selling price on the top line, followed by the date of sale on the line right under it.
  5. Where it says “Signature of sellers,” the seller should sign their name. There is a block immediately to the right where a co-seller can sign their name.
  6. Where it says “Printed name of sellers,” the seller should print their name. Again, there is a block to the right where a second seller can print their name.
  7. On the next line, the buyer should sign their name. There is a block immediately to the right where a co-buyer can sign their name.
  8. On the next line, the buyer should print their name. Look to the right for a line where a co-buyer can print their name.

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


Where to sign a car title in Massachusetts

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 information.

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

  1. In the first set of blocks, enter the sale price of the vehicle, the name of the buyer, and the date the vehicle was sold.
  2. In the next set of blocks, enter the buyer’s street address, city, state and zip code.
  3. Under that is a large block where you must enter the vehicle’s current mileage.
  4. Where it says “Signature(s) of seller(s),” the seller should sign their name. Note that if two people own the car, both people must fit their signatures in this box. In the box immediately next to the signature box, the seller(s) should print their name(s). Next to that, one person should write in the date they are signing.
  5. In the next set of boxes, the buyer should sign their name. Again, if two people are buying the car, both of them must fit their signatures in this box. In the box immediately next to the signature box, the buyer(s) should print their name(s). Next to that, one person should write in the date they are signing.

For more details about transferring a car title in Massachusetts, visit the Registry of Motor Vehicles website.


Where to sign a car title in Michigan

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 information. At some point Michigan reformatted their car titles. This information assumes you have the newer style of title, where all information for an individual selling a vehicle to another individual is printed on the front (and the back says “For dealer use only.”)

  1. Look for the box near the middle of the title that says “Printed name of purchaser(s).” Print the buyer’s name in this box. If there are two buyers, both names need to fit in the same box. In the box immediately next to that, print the date of the sale. In the box immediately next to that, print the sale price.
  2. In the next set of boxes, enter the buyer’s street address, city, state and zip code in the appropriate places.
  3. In the set of small boxes under that, enter the car’s current odometer reading.
  4. In the next set of boxes, the seller should sign their name where it says “Signature of seller(s).” Again, if there are two sellers, both names need to fit in the box. In the box immediately adjacent, the seller(s) should print their name(s).
  5. In the next set of boxes, the seller should print their street address, city, state and zip code in the appropriate places.
  6. In the following section (which is separated from the first section by a thick line), there is a box that says “Signature of buyer(s).” The buyer(s) should sign their name(s) in this box. In the box immediately adjacent, the seller(s) should print their name(s).

For more information about transferring a car title in Michigan, visit the Secretary of State’s website.


Where to sign a car title in Minnesota

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 information.

You will find this information on the front of your Minnesota title on the bottom half of the page.

  1. On the line under the words “Odometer disclosure statement,” print the vehicle’s current mileage.
  2. On the line that says “Seller’s printed name,” the seller should print their name. If two people currently own the car and are selling it, both of them need to fit their names on this line. Right next to this line is a line where the buyer(s) should print their name(s).
  3. Look for the line that says “Seller’s address” and print your address. Right next to this line is a line where the buyer should print their address.
  4. The seller should sign the title on the line that says “Seller’s signature.” Again, if two people are selling the vehicle, both of their signatures need to fit on this line. Immediately next to this line is a place where the buyer(s) can sign their name(s).

For more information about transferring a car title in Minnesota, visit the Driver & Vehicle Services website.


Where to sign a car title in Mississippi

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 information.

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

  1. Under the words “Assignment of title by registered owner,” print the buyer’s name and full address on the appropriate lines.
  2. On the next line, write in the vehicle’s current mileage.
  3. On the next line, the seller(s) should sign their name(s). Note that if the car is owned by two people, both of those people must fit their signatures on this line. On the line next to that, the seller(s) should print their name(s). On the line next to that, the seller should print the date the vehicle was sold.
  4. On the next line, the buyer(s) should sign their name(s). Again, if there are two buyers, both people need to fit their signatures on that line. On the line next to that, the buyer(s) should print their name(s).

For more information about transferring a car title in Mississippi, visit the Department of Revenue website.


Where to sign a car title in Missouri

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 information. The Missouri Department of Revenue provides very complete instructions for filling out the title on their website. This is a summary of their instructions.

  1. Turn to the back of your Missouri title and look near the top of the page.
  2. On the first line, print the name of the buyer. Next to that, write in the sale price of the vehicle in the appropriate box.
  3. On the next line, print the buyer’s full address. Next to that, write in the value of any trade-in vehicle in the appropriate box.
  4. On the next line, write the following information in the appropriate boxes: date the vehicle was sold, vehicle model, [skip the next box, which should be used by a car dealer only], and the net price of the vehicle if applicable (this is the sale price of the car minus the value of the trade-in vehicle).
  5. On the next line, write in the car’s current mileage.
  6. Where it says “Signature(s) of all purchaser(s),” all individuals who are purchasing the vehicle should sign their names. Next to that, all individuals who are selling the vehicle should sign their names.
  7. On the next line, all individuals purchasing the vehicle should print their names. Next to that, all individuals who are selling the vehicle should print their names.

For more information about transferring a car title in Missouri, visit the Department of Revenue website.


Where to sign a car title in 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 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 will not be able to 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 in the date of the odometer reading.
  4. On the next blank line, the seller should sign their name. If they’re selling the vehicle on behalf of a business, they can print the name of business 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.


Where to sign a car title in Nebraska

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 information.

Look for the following information on the front of your Nebraska title. Note that the information is divided into two columns: information about the seller, and information about the buyer.

  1. On the line that says “Odometer reading,” enter the vehicle’s current mileage.
  2. There are three lines that says “Signature of seller.” Everyone whose name is on the title must sign on one of these lines.
  3. On the line that says “Printed name of seller,” one of the vehicle’s owners must print their name.
  4. On the next line, enter the date the vehicle was sold.
  5. In the right-hand column, print the name of the buyer where it says “Name of purchaser(s).” Note that if more than one person is buying the car, all of their names must fit on this line.
  6. On the next line, enter the buyer’s full address (street address, city, state and zip code) in the appropriate places.
  7. On the next blank line, one buyer should sign their name.
  8. On the next line, one buyer should print their name.

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


Where to sign a car title in 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 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 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 will appear on the title, print their full name and driver’s license/identification number on the next line.
  3. Write the buyer’s full address (street address, city, state and zip code) in the appropriate places on the next line.
  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, both people 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 websites.


Where to sign a car title in New Hampshire

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 information.

  1. On the line that says “Buyer(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 in the date of the odometer reading.
  4. On the next blank line, the seller should sign their name. Right next to that is a line where the seller can print their name.
  5. If a second person owes the vehicle, they can sign and print their name on the next set of lines.
  6. Under these lines is another set of lines where the buyer(s) can sign and print their name(s). Again, if two people are buying the vehicle, both of them need to get their information on these lines.

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


Where to sign a car title in New Jersey

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 information.

  1. Turn to the back of your New Jersey car title and look near the top. There is a small blank line where you can write in the vehicle’s current mileage.
  2. Look for a small colored rectangle that says “Buyer’s name.” Right next to it is a line where the buyer can print their name. Next to that is a line where the buyer should fill in their driver’s license number.
  3. Where it says “Buyer’s address,” write the street address on the top line and the city, state and zip code on the bottom line.
  4. If a second person will own the vehicle, they should fill in their name and address near the colored rectangle that says “Co-buyer’s name.” They should also write down their driver’s license number on the line to the right of the page.
  5. Look for the colored rectangle that says “Seller’s name.” The seller should print their name on the first line, and write in their address on the following two lines.
  6. To the right of these lines, the seller should write in the following information on the appropriate lines: Date the vehicle was sold and sale price.
  7. By the colored rectangle that says “Seller sign here,” the person selling the car should print their name. On the line under that they should sign their name.
  8. If a second person is releasing their ownership interest in the vehicle, they can print and sign their name on a set of lines to the right.
  9. By the colored rectangle that says “Buyer sign here,” the buyer should print their name on the first line and sign their name on the second line. If there is a second person purchasing the car, they can print and sign their name on a set of lines to the right.

A YouTube user filmed a video that demonstrates how to fill out a New Jersey title. It may be worth watching if you need a quick tutorial; however, make sure the title shown in the video has all the same lines as yours so you aren’t putting information in the wrong place.

For more information about transferring a car title in New Jersey, visit the Motor Vehicle Commission website.


Where to sign a car title in New Mexico

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 information.

You’ll find the following information near the bottom of the front page of your New Mexico title.

  1. Where it says “Assignment of title for the exact amount of,” write the sale price of the car.
  2. On the next set of lines, write in the date the vehicle was sold. You will need to write in the month first, then the date, then the year.
  3. On the next line, write in the buyer’s name.
  4. On the next line, write the buyer’s address.
  5. Skip the lines that ask for lienholder information. Under those will be a small line where you should write in the vehicle’s current mileage.
  6. Where it says “Signature(s) of seller(s),” the seller or sellers should sign their name(s). Note that there are two lines where sellers can sign, so each person should sign their name on a separate line in this section. To the right of these lines is a place for both sellers to print their names.
  7. Where it says “Signature(s) of buyers(s),” the buyer or buyers should sign their name(s). Again, there are two lines where buyers can sign, so each person should sign their name on a separate line in this section. To the right of these lines is a place for both buyers to print their names.

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



Where to sign a car title in 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 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, both of them 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 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 are buying the vehicle, both of them need to 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 date they signed the title.

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



Where to sign a car title in North Carolina

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 information. Note that North Carolina titles must be notarized. This can be done at any Division 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 will not be able to notarize your signature.

Turn to the back of your North Carolina car 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 address.
  3. On the left side of the page, look for the box that says “Odometer reading.” Enter the vehicle’s current mileage in the box.
  4. To the right of the odometer information is a line that says “Seller’s signature(s).” The seller should sign their name here. If two people are selling the vehicle, both people need to fit their signatures on this line.
  5. On the next line, the seller(s) should print their name(s).
  6. On the next line, the seller should print the date they signed their name, their county and the state they live in.
  7. Look for the line that says “Buyer’s signature(s).” The buyer should sign their name here. Again, if two people are buying the vehicle, both people need to fit their signatures on this line.
  8. On the next line the buyer(s) should print their name(s). To the left of that line, write in the date the vehicle was delivered to the buyer.

For more information about transferring a car title in North Carolina, visit the Division of Motor Vehicles website.



Where to sign a car title in North Dakota

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 information.

Fill in the following information near the middle of the front page of your North Dakota title.

  1. Where it says “Name of buyer (first, middle, last),” print the seller’s name.
  2. On the next line, print the buyer’s street address, city, state and zip code in the appropriate places.
  3. In the box that says “Odometer reading,” write down the car’s current mileage. Next to that, write down the date the vehicle was sold.
  4. Look for the line that says “Signature of seller.” The seller should sign their name here. In the box next to that, they should write down the date they are signing.
  5. If a second person owns the car, they should sign their name on the following line. In the box next to that, they should write down the date they are signing.
  6. On the next line, the seller or sellers should print their names. In the box next to that, one person should write their daytime phone number.
  7. To the right of these lines is a box that’s a different color. Look for the line that says “Signature of buyer.” The buyer should sign their name here. In the box next to that, they should write down the date they are signing.
  8. If a second person is buying the car, they should sign their name on the following line. In the box next to that, they should write down the date they are signing.
  9. On the next line, the buyer or buyers should print their names. In the box next to that, one person should write their daytime phone number.

For more information about transferring a title in North Dakota, visit the Department of Transportation website.



Where to sign a car title in 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 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 will not be able to 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.



Where to sign a car title in Oklahoma

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 information. Note that Oklahoma titles must be notarized. This can be done at one of over 300 authorized tag agent offices throughout the state. Don’t fill out the title until you get to the office, and bring photo identification with you. If you don’t, the notary will not be able to notarize your signature.

Look for the words “Assignment of title by registered owner” on the front of your Oklahoma car title. Fill in the following information under that.

  1. Where it says “Purchaser’s name,” the buyer(s) should print their name(s). Note that if two people are purchasing the vehicle, both people’s names must fit on the same line.
  2. On the next line, the buyer should write in their full street address.
  3. On the next line, write in the purchase price of the vehicle.
  4. Look for a set of five small boxes on the left side of the page. This is where the seller should write in the current odometer reading.
  5. Where it says “Signature(s) of seller(s),” the seller(s) should sign their name(s). Again, if two people are selling the car, both of them must fit their signatures on the same line. Immediately to the right of that, the seller(s) should print their name(s).
  6. Skip the notary section. Near the bottom the title is a line that says “Signature(s) of buyer(s).” This where the buyer(s) should sign their name(s). Immediately to the right of that, the buyer(s) should print their name(s).

For more information about transferring a car title in Oklahoma, visit the Oklahoma Tax Commission website.



Where to sign a car title in Oregon

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 information.

Turn to the back of your Oregon car title and look near the middle.

  1. In the small box that says “Date of sale,” enter the date the vehicle was sold. Immediately under that, enter the vehicle’s current mileage.
  2. Look to the right of those boxes. Where it says “Buyer’s printed name,” the buyer should print their name. Note that if two people are buying the car, both of them will need to fit their names on that line. Immediately under that, the buyer should print their full address.
  3. There are three lines where any vehicle owners can print their name, then sign their name. All owners should fill in their information in the appropriate boxes.
  4. If the seller’s current address is different than the address listed on the title, the seller must fill in their new address where it says “Seller’s address (if different than on front of title).”
  5. On the next line, the buyer(s) should print their name(s). Immediately to the right, the buyer(s) should sign their name(s).

For more information about transferring a car title in Oregon, visit the Department of Transportation website.



Where to sign a car title in Pennsylvania

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 information. Note that Pennsylvania titles must be notarized. This can be done at a PennDOT office. Don’t fill out the title until you get to the office, and bring photo identification with you. If you don’t, the notary will not be able to notarize your signature.

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

  1. On the left side of the page, fill in the vehicle’s mileage in the appropriate location.
  2. All the remaining places the buyer and seller need to write information is in the right-hand column. Where it says “Purchaser or full business name,” fill in the buyer’s name (last name, first name and middle initial).
  3. If a second person will own the vehicle, write that person’s name on the next line (last name, first name and middle initial).
  4. On the next line, write in the buyer’s street address. On the corresponding lines under that, write in their city, state and zip code. Next to the zip code, you should write in the vehicle’s purchase price.
  5. On the next line, the person buying the car should sign their name. If a second person is buying the car, they should sign their name on the line right underneath.
  6. Where it says “Purchaser and/or co-purchaser must handprint name here,” the buyer(s) should print their name(s).
  7. On the next line, the seller should sign their name. On the following line, the second seller can sign their name.
  8. Where it says “Seller and/or co-seller must handprint name here,” the seller(s) should print their name(s).

For more information about transferring a car title in Pennsylvania, visit the Department of Transportation website.



Where to sign a car title in Rhode Island

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 information.

Turn to the back of your Rhode Island car title and look near the top.

  1. On the first line, the buyer should print their name. Note that if two people are purchasing the car, both names need to fit on the same line. Immediately next to that line is a line where the buyer should print their full address.
  2. Where it says “I state that the odometer now reads,” print the vehicle’s current mileage.
  3. Where it says “Signature(s) of Seller(s),” the seller(s) should sign their name(s). On the line to the right, they should print the date they’re signing the title. On the line to the right of that, the buyer(s) should sign their name(s). Next to that is a line where they can write in the date.
  4. Where it says “Hand print name of seller(s),” the appropriate people should print their name(s). Immediately to the right of that is a line where the buyer(s) can print their name(s).

For more information about transferring a car title in Rhode Island, visit the Division of Motor Vehicles website.



Where to sign a car title in South Carolina

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 information.

Turn to the back of your South Carolina title and look near the top of the page.

  1. On the appropriate lines, write in the date the vehicle was sold. You will need to write in the month first, then the date, then the year.
  2. On the next line, write in the buyer’s name and full address on the appropriate lines.
  3. Skip the line that asks for lienholder information. Under it will be a small line where you should write in the vehicle’s current mileage.
  4. Look for a small box to the right of the mileage information. Enter the following information on the appropriate lines: the date the vehicle was sold, the sale price, the value of any trade-in vehicle, and the total you paid for the vehicle (which is the amount you’ll be taxed on).
  5. Look back on the left side of the page. Where it says “Signature(s) of buyer(s),” the buyer(s) should sign their name(s). Note that if two people are purchasing the vehicle, both people need to fit their signatures on this line.
  6. On the next line, the buyer(s) should print their name(s).
  7. Look to the right of these lines. Where it says “Signature(s) of seller(s),” the seller(s) should sign their name(s). On the next line, the seller(s) should print their name(s). On the next line, the seller should print their current address.

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



Where to sign a car title in South Dakota

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 information.

Turn to the back of your South Dakota and look near the middle of the page.

  1. In the large box that says “Odometer,” enter your vehicle’s current mileage.
  2. Look for a series of colored boxes under the Odometer section. The first one should say “Date of sale.” Fill in the following information where appropriate: Date of sale, sale price of vehicle, value of any trade-in vehicle, and the total price you actually paid for the vehicle. If you traded in a vehicle, you will need to write in the year and make of the car, as well as the serial or South Dakota title number.
  3. Where it says “Printed name of seller(s),” the seller(s) should write their name(s). Note that if more than one person is selling the vehicle, both owners need to fit their names on the same line.
  4. On the next line, the seller(s) should sign their name(s).
  5. Under that, the seller should write in their street address.
  6. On the next set of lines, the seller should write their city, state and zip code in the appropriate places.
  7. To the right of all this information are two lines. On the first, where it says “Hand printed name of purchaser/company name,” the buyer should print their name. On the second line, the purchaser should sign their name. Again, note that if two people are buying the vehicle, both of them need to print and sign their names on the same lines.

For more information about transferring a car title in South Dakota, visit the Division of Motor Vehicles website.



Where to sign a car title in Tennessee

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 information.

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

  1. On the first line, enter the buyer’s name. On the second half of the line, enter their address.
  2. In the box under that, enter the vehicle’s current mileage.
  3. On the next line, the seller should sign their name and print their current address. Note that if two people own the vehicle, both of them must fit their signatures on this line.
  4. On the next line, the seller(s) should print their name(s).
  5. On the next line, write in the date the vehicle was sold. On the line next to that, the buyer(s) should sign their name(s). Again, if two people are buying the vehicle, both of them must fit their signatures on this line.
  6. On the next set of lines, write the date the vehicle was sold on the first line, and the buyer’s printed name on the second line.
  7. On the final line, write in the make of the vehicle, the VIN number and the value of any trade-in vehicle.

For more information about transferring a car title in Tennessee, visit the Department of Revenue website.



Where to sign a car title in Texas

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 information.

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

  1. On the first line, print the name and address of the person purchasing the car.
  2. On the next line, write in the car’s current mileage.
  3. In the box that says “Date of sale,” print the date the car was sold. Immediately next to that, the current owner should sign their name. Next to that, the current owner should print their name. Note that if the car is owned by two people, or two people are buying it, both people need to fit their signature on the provided line, so leave plenty of space.
  4. On the next line, the buyer(s) should sign their name(s). On the line immediately next to that, the buyer(s) should print their name(s).

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



Where to sign a car title in Utah

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 information.

  1. In the block that says “Odometer disclosure,” enter the vehicle’s current mileage.
  2. To the right of the odometer disclosure are two more colored blocks. Enter the date the vehicle was sold in the top block and the sale price in the lower block.
  3. On the line that says “Print name of seller,” the seller should print their name. Note that if two people own the vehicle, both of them need to fit their name on the same line.
  4. On the next line, the seller should print their current address.
  5. On the next line, the seller should sign their name(s). Again, if two people are selling the car, both of them need to fit their signature on this line. At the end of this line, write the date you are signing the title.
  6. On the next line, write the buyer’s name. If there are two buyers, both names need to go on this line.
  7. On the next line, print the buyer’s street address.
  8. On the next line, print the buyer’s city, state and zip code in the appropriate sections.
  9. The final line is where the buyer(s) should sign their name(s).

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



Where to sign a car title in Vermont

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 information.

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

  1. Enter the name(s) of the buyers on the first line.
  2. On the next line, enter the buyer’s street address, city, county, state and zip code on the appropriate lines. On the last line in that row, print the date the vehicle was sold.
  3. On the next empty, enter the vehicle’s current mileage.
  4. Where it says “Seller’s signature,” the seller should sign their name. Immediately next to this line, where it says “Printed name,” the seller(s) should print their name(s). On the line next to that, they should print the date they are signing the document.
  5. If the vehicle is currently owned by two people, the second owner can sign and print their names on the appropriate lines in the next row.
  6. On the next line, the buyer(s) should sign their name(s). If two people currently own the car and are selling it, both of them need to fit their names on this line. Immediately next to this line, the buyer should print the date they are signing the document.

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



Where to sign a car title in Virginia

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 information.

Look for this information on the front of your Virginia title, near the bottom.

  1. Have the buyer print their name where it says “Buyer(s) name.” Have them print their address and city/state/zip code on the appropriate lines under that.
  2. On the next set of lines, fill in the odometer reading, the date you sold your vehicle, and the sale price.
  3. Sign your name where it says “Signature(s) of seller.” Print your name on the next line. If a second owner needs to sign and print their name as well, they can do it on the line below.

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



Where to sign a car title in Washington

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 information.

Look for this information on the front of your Washington title near the bottom.

  1. Where it says “I certify, to the best of my knowledge, the odometer reading is,” write in the current odometer reading.
  2. Have the buyer sign where is says “Signature of transferee/buyer.” Have them print their name on the line right under that. Have them write in their address on the line right under that.
  3. Look to the right-hand side of the page. Where it says “Signature of transferor/seller,” you sign your name. Print your name on the line right under that.

For more information about transferring a car title in Washington, visit the Department of Licensing website. They also have a helpful video that explains the requirements for private vehicle transactions.



Where to sign a car title in the District of Columbia (Washington, DC)

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 information.

Turn to the back of your District of Columbia title and look at the top of the page.

  1. Where it says “Printed name of purchaser,” write the buyer’s name and their address (including city, state and zip code).
  2. On the next line, write in the mileage.
  3. On the next line, print your name where it says “Printed name(s) of seller(s).” Sign your name where it says “Signature of seller(s).” Write in the date where it says “Date of sale.” Note that if two owners need to sign, you need to fit both names on the same line (so write small!).

For more information about transferring a car titles in the District of Columbia, visit the Department of Motor Vehicles website.



Where to sign a car title in West Virginia

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 information.

Turn to the back of your West Virginia title and look at the top of the page.

  1. Enter the sale or trade-in price of the vehicle and the net price. Calculate the tax by multiplying the net cost by 5% (.05) and write that amount in where it says “5% tax.” Note that West Virginia charges a flat $25 on vehicles sold for less than $500 (instead of the 5% tax).
  2. On the next line, write in the name and address of the buyer.
  3. In the box under the buyer’s name, write in the mileage (no tenths).
  4. On the next line, sign your name where it says “Signature of seller(s).” Print your name where it says “Printed name(s) of seller(s).” Write in the date where it says “Date of sale.” Note that if two owners need to sign, you need to fit both names on the same line (so write small!).
  5. Have the buyer sign where it says “Signature(s) of buyer(s).” Have the buyer print their name where it says “Printed name(s) of buyer(s).”

For more information about transferring a car title and where to sign a car title in West Virginia, visit the West Virginia DMV.



Where to sign a car title in Wisconsin

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 information.

On the front of your Wisconsin title is a colored box. That’s where you will fill in all your information. The text is divided into two columns.

In the first column:

  1. Print your name where it says “SELLER.”
  2. If you’ve moved since your car title was issued, you’ll need to fill in your new address where it says “Print seller address, city, state and zip if different than shown above.”
  3. Print the buyer’s name where it says “BUYER.”
  4. Print the seller’s address where it says “Print seller’s address, city, state and zip.”

In the second column:

  1. Write in an odometer reading where it says “Odometer now reads (no tenths).”
  2. Under that is a short disclosure. Sign your name by the “X” under the disclosure. Add the date at the end of the same line.

You will have to make a brand disclosure only if your vehicle received floor damage, was totaled, or was used as a police car or taxi. The brand disclosure information is in the first column. For more information about brand disclosures, click here.

For more information about transferring a car title in Wisconsin, visit the Department of Transportation website.



Where to sign a car title in Wyoming

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 information. Note that Wyoming titles must be notarized. Typically that’s done at the county clerk’s office or anywhere else that provides notary services. Don’t fill out the title until you get to the office, and bring photo identification with you. If you don’t, the notary will not be able to notarize your signature. If two or more people own the vehicle, and one or more of those people cannot go to the clerk’s office and have their signature witnessed, the seller can bring a Warranty and Notarization Statement for each person.

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

  1. On the first line, print the buyer’s name.
  2. On the next set of lines, print the buyer’s street address on the top line. On the line below that, print the seller’s city, state and zip code in the appropriate places.
  3. The next set of lines is the odometer statement. The buyer should print their name on the longer line and write the current odometer reading on the shorter line.
  4. Where it says “Signature of seller,” the seller should sign their name.
  5. If two people own the vehicle, the second person can sign their name on the next line.
  6. On the next line, both sellers can print their names.
  7. On the next line, print the date the vehicle was sold.
  8. On the line that says “Purchaser’s signature(s),” the buyer(s) should sign their name(s). On the line next to that, the buyer(s) should print their name(s). Again, if two people are buying the vehicle, both of them need to fit their names on these lines.

For more information about transferring a car title in Wyoming, visit the Department of Transportation website.