In order to properly complete a Georgia title upon sale, follow these instructions:
Seller / Registered Owner Title Transfer Instructions
- Normally, you do not receive the title until all liens are satisfied. Any liens on the face title should have a release shown. In the unlikely event that you have a title showing a lien that is not signed off, the lienholder can send you a form T-4 to go with the title. The form is at the link: dor.georgia.gov (Notice of Lien or Security Interest Satisfaction PDF doc)
- On the back of the title you will fill in the blocked area at the top under ASSIGNMENT AND WARRANTY OF TITLE BY REGISTERED OWNER.
- Print the name and complete address of the Buyer(s) on the lines provided (Note: The buyer’s name must be the full legal name as appears on buyer’s drivers license).
- Enter the DATE OF SALE in the box provided.
- Buyer enters new lienholder information, if applicable.
- Fill in the odometer reading in the space provided. Enter your mileage EXACTLY AS IT APPEARS ON YOUR ODOMETER. DO NOT INCLUDE “TENTHS”. If the odometer does not reflect the actual miles on the car, check the box that says “The odometer reading is NOT the actual mileage. WARNING – ODOMETER DISCREPANCY”.
- The seller(s) prints and then signs name(s) on the lines provided (If more than one name you will have to squeeze them into the space). MAKE SURE TO PRINT YOUR NAME (OR NAMES) EXACTLY as appears on the front of the title below “OWNER”. (DON’T USE SHORT NAMES OR NICKNAMES!). Where there are TWO registered owners listed on the title, you must check to see if there is an“OR” or nothing listed between the registered owners’ names. If there is an “OR”, EITHER registered owner can sign and print their name using the instructions above. Otherwise, the signatures and printed names of BOTH registered owners are required.
- Similarly, the purchaser(s) signs and prints in the spaces provided with full legal name as appears on drivers license.
- For vehicles 1985 and older with no title, make a Bill of Sale: Year, make, model , VIN, current license number, buyer and seller names and addresses. Show price and date. Sign by both buyer and seller. Keep a copy.
- Make a photocopy of both sides of the re-assigned title for your records.
- Keep your license plates. You can transfer them to another of your vehicles. They can also be transferred to the buyer if you choose – go with buyer to County Tag Office in order to do this. County Tag Office locations can be found at https://mvd.dor.ga.gov/motor/tagoffices/SelectTagOffice.aspx
The Georgia Title is a Legal Document
- Do not erase anything or use “white-out”
- Do not cross out or scratch anything out
- Write neatly with good handwriting
- Only use BLACK or BLUE ink
- Use actual names…no nicknames!
- Don’t Make Mistakes!
- Any errors can void the document!
Duplicate Title Info
Check out out replacement title instructions for Georgia and learn how to deal with a lost or damaged title.
Our Service Areas in Georgia
Where to Sign The Title When You Sell a Vehicle
You are here: