How to Transfer a Car Title

Let's get started

Get your cash today by filling out this form or for instant pre-approval call (855) 561-56262

  • 1
    Car Information
  • 2
    Your Information
  • 3
    Free Estimate
By tapping or clicking “Get Your Estimate”, you acknowledge and agree to the Terms of Use, FCRA Policy, Electronic Consent and Privacy Policy. You acknowledge and agree that you are providing express written consent for Tradition Media Group LLC to share information you've provided, and for TMG and/or up to six partners to contact you with marketing and other messages via email and/or at the phone number provided via automatic dialing systems, recurring autodialed and prerecorded calls, or SMS/MMS messages (charges may apply), even if my telephone number is listed on a Federal, State, or other jurisdiction Do-Not-Call list. You acknowledge that consent to these communications is not a condition to utilizing these services.

Thank you!

Your application has been submitted.

For faster service call us now!


Next steps

Confirm there are no errors on your credit reports! Your credit score is not a factor but your information must be accurate.

Thanks for Applying

Congrats! We received your application. You might need car insurance for your loan. Click here to compare rates.

Click to Find Insurance

* Clicking the button will direct you to our partner for Car Insurance.

Application Submitted

While we process your info we recommend also applying for a personal loan or credit card to get more money!

Click Here

* Clicking the button will direct you to our partner for Personal Loan or Credit Card Offer.

Thanks For Applying!

We don't offer title loans in your state might be able to help with a personal loan or credit card.

Click Here

* Clicking the button will direct you to our partner for Personal Loan or Credit Card Offer.

Thanks For Applying!

We got your application. If you need immediate cash try a personal loan or credit card offer and we will call you 1st thing in the morning.

Click Here

* Clicking the button will direct you to our partner for Personal Loan or Credit Card Offer.

Thanks For Applying!

We have found a great match for Car Financing!

Get My Financing

* Clicking the button will direct you to our partner for Car Financing.

Thanks For Applying!

We have found a great re-financing match with CarZing!

Get My Financing

* Clicking the button will direct you to our partner for Car Refinancing.


Want to know how much your payments will be? Use our title loan calculator to find out.

Max Cash Calculator
Big Phone Icon - Transparent and Black

Instant Pre-Approvals

Call us anytime seven days a week for instant pre-approvals! 2

(855) 561-5626

Your car’s title is an important part of owning your vehicle. When selling, buying, or using your vehicle for a loan, you will have to transfer a car title/ certificate of title. If you are unsure about how to transfer a car title, the process can be fairly simple, however, can vary depending on what kind of transfer you are doing and on the state that you live in

All title issues and transfers, for a new title or a duplicate title, will take place at your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). 

Applying for an auto title loan doesn't have to be stressful! Title loan apply, car title loan apply

How to Transfer a Car Title When Selling or Buying Your Vehicle 

When selling or buying a vehicle as a private party, there will have to be a title transfer. The seller will have to release the ownership of the car by signing the title. The buyer then takes the signed title to the DMV office, and the state issues a new registration and title. 

Depending on the state you live in you will have to have a few documents with you, here are a few examples of the required documents:

  • Completed Vehicle Title Application Form, Signed and Notarized.
  • The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) number
  • Proof of Car Insurance Coverage.
  • An Existing Title (if Applicable)
  • Insurance Company/Policy Documents with Name and Date.
  • All Vehicle Documents from Seller, Including Bill of Sale
  • The Odometer Reading
  • Vehicle Registration 
  • Driver’s License or Government Issued State ID
  • Required Title Transfer Fees. Additional Fee for Instant Title Transfer (In Applicable States).

What Happens When Buying or Selling with A Dealership?

When selling to a dealership you will just have to provide them with the necessary documents, and they can do the rest. 

When buying a car from a dealership, the dealer handles the paperwork and you usually receive the vehicle title from your state’s DMV in the mail.

Transferring Your Car Title with An Auto Title Loan 

A car title loan is a type of loan which uses a vehicle as collateral. 

When a title loan is taken out, the lender will add a lien to the vehicle title. After handing over the car’s title, the lender will take care of the title transfer. 

When the loan is paid back in full, the lender will provide you with a lien release, which you can attach to your paper title, or the lender will send a lien release electronically. 

Once that is done, you can head to your local DMV to get a new title printed. 

When Will Not Be Able to Conduct A Title Transfer? 

Whoever’s name is on the car’s title will be the legal vehicle owner. This means that in order to sell your vehicle or use it for a loan, your name needs to be on the title in order to provide proof of ownership. And so, a transfer ownership to the new owner must be done to provide proper ownership of the vehicle. This is true even if the previous owner is a family member or spouse.

There are going to be a few scenarios in which you won’t be able to sell your vehicle or use it for a loan: 

If there is a different name on the car’s title the title must be transferred from the previous owner to you. 

If, however, there’s also a bank or financial institution’s name on the title (referred to as a “lienholder”), this means you have an auto loan that has to be settled before you can sell. 

happy couple with car title loan money

Why Work with Max Cash® Title Loans for a Loan? 

If you are ready to apply for a car title loan, start with experts at Max Cash Title Loans. At Max Cash Title Loans, we make it easy to connect with auto title loan lenders all across the country. 

Instead of being a lender ourselves, we connect people with lenders. And because of the way that we operate we can offer you with all kinds of unique benefits. Here are a few: 

  • Low monthly payments– all the lenders that we work with offer low monthly payments, and so you don’t have to worry about a huge payment each month.
  • Competitive interest — the interest rates are highly competitive.4 
  • No pre-payment penalties — you can pay off your title loan before the due date without any fees or penalties.3 
  • No hidden fees — there are never any hidden fees with car title loan.3 
  • A 3-step simple process — from beginning to end, the entire process involves just a few simple steps. 

In addition to all that, we can help you with the title transfer process, even if you have an existing car title loan lender on your car’s title. 

To learn more about Max Cash Title Loans, the process, and the lenders that we work with check out our FAQ page. To get started, simply head to our website and apply for an online car title loan, or give us a call at (855) 561-5626. Once approved for a title loan the funds can be made available in as little as 24 hours.1 2 5