A Certificate of Title provides ownership information regarding a motor vehicle. When a motor vehicle is sold this title information transfers to the new owner(s). If a vehicle is financed, a certificate of title is usually held by a lender, who then releases it to a purchaser when the balance has been paid off.
Certificate of Titles usually specifies:
- The year, make and vehicle identification number.
- The license plate number.
- Technical information, e.g., gross vehicle weight, motive power, and new purchase .
- The name and address of the registered owner.
- And, if any, the name of the lienholder.
You can go on-line and fill out your Title Application here: APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATE OF TITLE WITH/WITHOUT REGISTRATION