When gifting a car, what is required to transfer the title in NY? New York

Transferring Titles After Gifting Vehicles

If you're transferring the title of a vehicle given as a gift, you'll need to visit any NY DMV office with:

  • The vehicle's signed-over title.
  • A completed Statement of Transaction for Sales Tax (form MV-82). The seller or donor must fill out page two. You'll need to complete page one. This form will indicate to the DMV that the title transfer is a gift, exempting you from New York sales tax. 
  • A completed Application for Title (MV-82TON). 
  • Proof of name and date of birth.
  • Proof of ownership. You and the "seller" will need to complete a bill of sale and mark the sales price as "GIFT."  
  • Cash, check, money order, or credit card (Visa, American Express, Discover, MasterCard) to pay $50 title fee.
You will not receive your car title at the DMV. It will be mailed to you within 90 days. If you don't receive it within this timeframe, contact the DMV. 

Be aware that in New York titling (including titles for vehicles as gifts) and registering go hand-in-hand, as it were. Be sure to bring proper documents for registering, including proof of insurance.

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