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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:


This is required information if the vehicle is registered and titled in more than one name. When completing your Vermont Registration Application, you must indicate your choice for rights of survivorship which will apply when two owners are listed, and one owner dies.

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