How to Gift a Vehicle: 11 Steps (with Pictures)
About This Article Doctor of Law, University of Wisconsin-Madison This article was co-authored by Clinton
About This Article
To gift a vehicle, start by locating the title certificate and making sure it’s in your name. Then, pay off any remaining loans and get the lienholders to sign off on the title certificate. When you give the title to the new owner, have them fill out the back of it with their signature, driver’s license information, and odometer information. Finally, have the recipient take the completed documents to the Registry of Motor Vehicles and register the car according to the state’s usual procedures. To learn how to transfer the title from a deceased person, keep reading!
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Doctor of Law, University of Wisconsin-Madison
This article was co-authored by Clinton M. Sandvick, JD, PhD. Clinton M. Sandvick worked as a civil litigator in California for over 7 years. He received his JD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1998 and his PhD in American History from the University of Oregon in 2013.
Updated: March 29, 2019