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.