How do I complete a title transfer in Indiana? Indiana

If you bought your car from an Indiana dealer that participates in the BMV partner program, you can title and register your car at the dealership.

If you didn't, here's what to do.

IN Title Transfer Process

  1. Go to a BMV license office.
  2. Present a completed car title application form.
  3. Provide the Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin (new cars).
  4. Provide the properly assigned title (used cars).
  5. Provide the Conforming Odometer Statement.
  6. Show acceptable proof of identification, financial responsibility, Indiana residency, and Social Security number (see BMV site for examples).
  7. Show the sales tax paid (new cars).
  8. Show the bill of sale (used cars).
  9. Pay any applicable sales tax due.
  10. Pay the $15 charge for new titles and any other applicable title fees.
After going through the title transfer process, complete the vehicle registration process while at the BMV office.

Getting a Vehicle History Report

It's always smart to purchase a vehicle history report (VHR) when dealing with a used car transaction; doing so facilitates the buy car/sell car process.

From the buyer's perspective, it gives a glimpse into the vehicle history and a better understanding of the car's past. From the seller's side, it offers prospective buyers some reassurance about the car, and can hasten the sale.

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