Missouri DMV Title Transfer Guide
How To Transfer A Vehicle Title In Missouri
Are you buying or selling a car in Missouri? If so, you need to know how to transfer the title. Find all the tips and tricks that are needed to take care of this job quickly and without making extra trips to the DOR.
While it is possible to mail in your application for title to complete the transfer, it is likely you will be registering the car at the same time. Visiting your local Department of Revenue License office will save time and frustration. Find the one closest to you with this link. If you have any questions, give the DOR a call at 573-526-3669.
Required Title Transfer Forms In Missouri
Where can I find the MO DMV title transfer form?
The first thing you will need is the Application for Missouri Title and Registration. You will also need the original or duplicate title for the vehicle that is being sold. Now, here are some tips on how to fill out transfer of title form.
On the back of the original title, the assignment section must be completed. This includes filling out the odometer reading and having all buyers and sellers signing the document. Only an authorized car dealership will fill out any other section on the back of the title.
On the application, make sure that the VIN and odometer reading matches that stated on the original title. Also, the purchase price must match on the title assignment and the application. If there is a Bill of Sale, it should match all the information on the other two documents.
If a name or number appears to be altered on any document, the transfer can be denied by the DOR.
What Do You Need To Transfer A Car Title In Missouri?
When you head to the DOR License office, you must have the following title transfer requirements.
- The original title with back assignment filled out.
- The Application for Missouri Title and Registration.
- Proof of insurance.
- Certificate of safety inspection.
- Payment for all fees and taxes.
- Your driver’s license.
How Much Does It Cost To Transfer A Car Title In Missouri?
When learning how to transfer a car title, don’t forget about the title transfer fees.
In Missouri, the transfer isn’t all that expensive. The title costs $11.
Your registration fee is based on the taxable horsepower plus a $7 processing fee. You will also pay a 4.225% state sales tax based on the purchase price and any other local taxes where it will be registered. The safety inspection also charges a fee.
How To Transfer Ownership Of A Car Without A Title In Missouri
If the seller says they have lost the title, they must file for a duplicate title. It is always a good idea to demand that a clean title is presented when you are just looking to buy the car. Walk away if there is some question about the existence of the title.
If you are buying an antique or vintage vehicle, the title may truly be lost. You will need to apply for a title for Abandoned Property. Download the manual to learn more about the steps you need to take to protect your new investment.
Requesting A Duplicate Title
So, the title is missing. You need to know how much is a title transfer if a duplicate title is needed. The duplicate title only costs $8,50 and will take a couple weeks to be mailed out the to the current owner.
Download the Application for Missouri Title and License (Form 108). The seller needs to have it notarized and then turn it in at a DOR License Office location.
My Car Title Was Signed But Never Transferred. What Do I Do?
Missing your title in the mail? Is this your situation?
First off, don’t panic. A new title can take up to two months to arrive in your mailbox. If you filed all the paperwork at the DOR and it was accepted, you just need to be patient.
Did you buy the car with an auto loan? If so, the DOR will send the title to the financial institution. They will mail it to you when you finish paying off the loan.
If it really is missing, give the DOR a call to inquire about its status.
How To Transfer A Car Title To A Family Member In Missouri
Are you giving your old car to a family member?
Missouri makes it easy to transfer the title without actually selling the car. On the assignment on the back of the title write, “Gift,” in in the purchase price section. The title must be presented with a General Affidavit at DOR office. You will still pay the $11 title fee and basic registration fees, but not the sales tax.
You will also need to present a Notice of Sale in order the complete the transfer of title and registration.
How To Transfer A Car Title When Owner Is Deceased
If you are handling the estate of a deceased friend or family member, as the executor first you must have the vehicle title transferred to your name. File the usual Application for Title and License along with the Affidavit to Establish Title to Exempt Property (Form 2305). You will also need the death certificate. You will be charged the $11 title transfer fee, but not the sales tax.
If you are named as the transfer on death beneficiary, you can transfer the title by presenting the original title with TOD designation, death certificate, your identification and usual Application.
Should you have any further questions about how to transfer a car title in Missouri, give the DOR a call at 573-526-3669 or check out their website.