Transfer Car Title in Delaware

What is a Title Transfer?Transfer-Title

A vehicles title, which includes the names of each owner and lienholder, is the document that proves who owns the vehicle.
You have 30 days to complete a title transfer. Common situations that call for title transfers include:
*Buying or selling a vehicle
*Paying off a car loan and removing a lienholder
*Transferring vehicle ownership between two family members
*Gifting or donating a vehicle
*Inheriting a vehicle

Making name changes on a current title Selling a VehicleTransfer-Title

Take these steps to complete the title transfer:
Sign and complete Section 1, the Assignment of Certificate of Title section, on the back of the title. Be sure to include the:
Buyers name, address, and signature
Date
Purchase price
Odometer Disclosure
Make sure the buyer signs and completes Section 4, the Purchasers Application, and Section 3, the Lien Section, if applicable.
Complete a Sellers Report of Sale and the registration card with the buyer and send them to your local DMV office.
Give the buyer the title so he can visit his own local DMV office to complete the title transfer.

Buying a VehicleTransfer-Title

New Cars
When you purchase a new vehicle from a dealership they will handle the transfer.
Used Cars
Follow these steps to transfer the title of a used vehicle:
Make sure the seller completes and signs Section 1, the Assignment of Certificate of Title section. Check for the date of sale, purchase price, and the Odometer Disclosure before signing it yourself.
Complete and sign Section 4, the Purchasers Application. If you have a lien, you must also sign and complete Section 3, the Lien Section.
Complete a Sellers Report of Sale and the registration card with the seller. He will send this to his local DMV office.
Make sure you obtain the title from the seller before you part ways. Once you have it, bring it and the following to your DMV office to complete the title transfer:
*Your drivers license or two proofs of residency.
*Proof of liability insurance.
*The appropriate fees:
*$25 to title the vehicle with no lien.
*$35 to title the vehicle with a lien.
*The document fee, which is 3.75% of the NADA trade-in value.
*An additional $25 if you dont transfer the title within the 30-day time period.

Removing a LienTransfer-Title

Although not required, if you want the lien information removed from the DMVs system:
Gather up the cleared title and:
Your drivers license or two proofs of residency.
A completed Odometer Disclosure.
Proof of insurance.
Visit your local DMV to complete the transaction.
Theres no fee to remove the information from the DMVs system.

Transferring to FamilyTransfer-Title

The new owner must pay a document fee (unless the previous owner enters gift for the purchase price, in which case the new owner may still need to pay the document feesee below).
The document fee may be 3.75% of the purchase price or 3.75% of the NADA trade-in value.
For family members to transfer a vehicle title:
The previous owner must complete and sign Section 1 of the title, making sure to include the sale date, purchase price (which may be gift or the NADA trade-in value), and the Odometer Disclosure.
The new owner must complete and sign Section 4 of the title.
The presence of a lien requires the applicable party to complete Section 3 of the title.
The previous owner must complete a Sellers Report of Sale and the registration card, and the new owner should check the information before the previous owner sends it to the DMV.
The new owner must obtain the title from the seller heading to his DMV office with:
*His drivers license or two proofs of residency.
*Proof of liability insurance.
*The appropriate fees:
*A title with no lien is $25.
*A title with a lien is $35.
*If required, the document fee (3.75% of the NADA trade-in value).
*A late fee of $25 if the title transfer is past the 30-day deadline.

Gifting a VehicleTransfer-Title

Gifting a vehicle may or may not require the new owner to pay a document fee. If youve received a vehicle as a gift, follow these steps to transfer the title:
Make sure the previous owner completes and signs Section 1 of the title as the seller. This includes recording gift as the purchase price and completing the Odometer Disclosure.
Once the previous owner completes Section 1, make sure your name and address are correct and then add your signature as the buyer.
Complete and sign Section 4 on the title.
The previous owner may complete a Sellers Report of Sale and the registration card to notify the DMV. If so, make sure your information is recorded correctly on the form.
Complete the title transfer at your local DMV office. Bring the title and:
*Your drivers license or two proofs of residency.
*Proof of liability insurance.
*The appropriate fees. With gifted vehicles, this is generally the regular $25 titling fee, but you may have to pay a document fee (3.75% of the NADA trade-in value) and a late fee of $25 if you miss the 30-day deadline.

Donating a VehicleTransfer-Title

Its is recommended that you contact a tax attorney when donating a vehicle.

Inheriting a VehicleTransfer-Title

A probate attorney is the best source of information about the legal ins and outs of inheriting vehicles.
The steps to transfer the title of an inherited vehicle vary and its best to speak with a DMV clerk for details specific to your situation; however, if youve inherited a vehicle, you can at least expect to:
Locate the following documents:
*The vehicles title, including the current Odometer Disclosure.
*Your drivers license or two proofs of residency.
*Proof of insurance.
*A certified Letter of Administration from the will proceedings.
*The titling fee of $25.
Visit your DMV office with the above documents and fees to complete the transfer. Depending on your situation, the estate executor may need to accompany you.
NOTE: If theres a lien on the vehicle, you must first contact the lienholder, and then the DMV, to determine the title transfer process.

Making Name CorrectionsTransfer-Title

Changing a Name
Locate the documents that prove your correct name. These may include a marriage licence divorce decree, birth certificate, or other court document.
Visit your local DMV office with the above documents and:
*The current title.
*Your drivers license or two proofs of residency.
*A completed Odometer Disclosure.
*Proof of insurance.
*A letter from your lienholder approving the name change (if applicable).
*The appropriate fee ($25 if theres no lienholder; $35 if theres a lienholder).
Deleting a Name
If applicable, gather the documents that support the reason for deleting the name. These are generally legal documents like divorce decrees.
You will need the above documents, the person whos name youre deleting, and:
*The current title.
*Both parties licenses or two proofs of residency per party.
*A completed Odometer Disclosure.
*Proof of insurance.
*If applicable, a letter from the lienholder approving the name deletion.
*The appropriate fee ($25 if theres no lienholder; $35 if theres a lienholder).
Adding a Name
You will need any legal document that support adding a name.
Complete the title transaction at your local DMV office. Make sure you bring the additional person, the above document, and:
*The current title.
*Both parties licenses or two proofs of residency per party.
*A completed Odometer Disclosure.
*Proof of insurance.
*A letter from the lienholder, if there is one, approving the name addition.
*The appropriate fee ($25 if theres no lienholder; $35 if theres a lienholder).