Death of Owner

Requirements to Re-title/Register a Vehicle upon Death of Owner

Required Documents

The following documents are required to sell or assign the vehicle based upon the Rights of Survivorship (please note "Exceptions" below):

Vehicle is jointly titled to Tenants By The Entirety (spouses):

  • A copy of the Death Certificate identifying the surviving spouse.

Vehicle  is jointly titled and title states ownership to be Joint Tenants or Partners:

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