In order to properly complete an Indiana title upon sale, follow this step-by-step guide:
Seller / Registered Owner Title Transfer Instructions
- If there are any liens shown on the front of the title that are not released, you will need to have it signed off by the lienholder, or obtain an original notarized release document from the lien holder.
- On the front lower half of the title, or on the top section of the back, are two blocks of information situated side by side. First block is SELLER IFORMATION and the second block is PURCHASER INFORMATION.
- Fill in the odometer reading in the space provided (Not required if vehicle is ten or more years old). 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 actual mileage WARNING – ODOMETER DISCREPANCY).
- In the left block the seller must print name(s) and sign on the lines as provided. MAKE SURE TO PRINT YOUR NAME (OR NAMES) EXACTLY as appears on the front of the title below “OWNER(S) NAME”. (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.
- Enter Date of Sale and Selling Price in each of the spaces provided.
- In the right block the purchaser(s) enter name(s) and address in the spaces provided. Enter lienholder, if applicable. If none, state “none”.
- The buyer(s) signs and prints name(s) on the two lines provided.
- Make a Bill of Sale for you rself and the buyer. Use State Form 55714-Bill of Sale. Printable version available online at http://www.in.gov/bmv/2366.htm
- Keep your license plates.
- For assistance there are Indiana BMV (Bureau of Motor Vehicle) offices throughout the state. Locations can be found at http://www.in.gov/bmv/2337.htm
Be Careful on the Indiana Certificate of Title
It’s a legal document. You want to take your time because if you mess up the title when you fill it out, then you might have to get a replacement duplicate title and that can take much more time!
- 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!
Where the seller signs the Indiana Title:
Duplicate Title in Indiana
If your title is lost or damaged, then you will probably need to get a replacement. This is also know as a “duplicate title”. Fortunately, the process for this is not too time consuming and you can refer to these replacement title instructions to get a clear idea of what you need to do for this.
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