How to Sign and Transfer a Connecticut Vehicle Title


Seller’s Responsibilities

1. Sign the Title: On the back of the Connecticut title, sign your name in the “Seller’s Signature” section. Make sure it matches the name on the front of the title.
2. Fill in Buyer Information: Write the buyer’s name and address in the designated section.
3. Odometer Disclosure: Complete the odometer reading section if the vehicle is less than 10 years old.
4. Bill of Sale: Create a bill of sale that includes the vehicle’s make, model, year, VIN, sale price, date of sale, and both the buyer’s and seller’s names and signatures.
5. Lien Release: If there is a lien on the vehicle, you must obtain a lien release from the lender.


Buyer’s Responsibilities

1. Verify Title Information: Ensure that all information on the Connecticut title is correct and that the seller has signed it properly.
2. Odometer Disclosure: Confirm the odometer reading if the vehicle is less than 10 years old.
3. Complete the Application for Registration and Certificate of Title: Fill out the Connecticut Application for Registration and Certificate of Title (Form H-13B).
4. Insurance: Obtain valid auto insurance for the vehicle in Connecticut.
5. Pay Fees: Pay the Connecticut title transfer fee, sales tax, and any other applicable fees.


Transfer Process at the DMV

1. Visit the DMV: Both the buyer and seller should go to a Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office to complete the title transfer.
2. Submit Documents: The buyer submits the signed title, bill of sale, Form H-13B, proof of insurance, and lien release (if applicable).
3. Pay Fees: The buyer pays the Connecticut title transfer fee, sales tax, and registration fees.
4. Receive New Title: The DMV will issue a new title in the buyer’s name.


Important Notes

– Ensure all signatures are legible and match the names on the title.
– Double-check that all sections of the title are filled out correctly.
– Make sure to remove your license plates before handing over the vehicle to the buyer.


How to Get a Connecticut Duplicate Title

1. Complete the Application: Fill out the “Application for Duplicate Certificate of Title” (Form H-6B) from the Connecticut DMV.
2. Provide Proof of Identity: Include a copy of your driver’s license or other valid identification.
3. Pay the Fee: Submit the duplicate title fee along with your application.
4. Submit the Application: Mail or bring your application and payment to your local Connecticut DMV office.


How to Get a Lien Release Letter

1. Contact the Lender: Reach out to the lender who holds the lien on your vehicle.
2. Request a Lien Release: Ask for a lien release letter stating that the loan is paid off.
3. Provide Necessary Information: Be ready to provide your loan account number, vehicle details, and personal identification.
4. Receive the Letter: The lender will send you a lien release letter once they verify that the loan is paid off.
5. Submit to DMV: Submit the lien release letter to the DMV to clear the lien from your vehicle title.


Contact Information

For more details, visit the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles website or contact them at:
Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles
Phone: (800) 842-8222
Address: 60 State Street, Wethersfield, CT 06161


Department of Motor Vehicle Offices in Connecticut

Location: 198 East Main Street, Branford, CT 06405
Phone: (800) 842-8222

Location: 95 Sylvan Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06606
Phone: (800) 842-8222

Location: 22 Pine Street, Bristol, CT 06010
Phone: (800) 842-8222

Location: 2 Lee Mac Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810
Phone: (800) 842-8222

Location: 4 Pearson Way, Enfield, CT 06082
Phone: (800) 842-8222

Location: 1985 State Street, Hamden, CT 06517
Phone: (800) 842-8222

Location: 173 Salem Turnpike, Norwich, CT 06360
Phone: (800) 842-8222

Old Saybrook
Location: 7 Custom Drive, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Phone: (800) 842-8222

Location: 2210 Thomaston Avenue, Waterbury, CT 06704
Phone: (800) 842-8222

Location: 60 State Street, Wethersfield, CT 06161
Phone: (800) 842-8222

Location: 151 Torrington Road, Winsted, CT 06098
Phone: (800) 842-8222

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