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Division of Motor Vehicles

Vehicle Services Titling

The Transfer of a Delaware Title Between Delaware Residents

Step 1:

  • For two Delaware residents to transfer a vehicle that is titled in Delaware, the seller must complete the Assignment of Certificate of Title section on the back of the title (Section 1). Be sure to include the buyer's name and address, date of sale, purchase price, and Odometer Disclosure
  • All sellers are required to sign the title and print their name(s) in the appropriate blocks if ownership is indicated as "AND" on the front of the title. If ownership is indicated as "AND/OR" only one owner is required to complete the seller's section (Section 1)
  • The buyer(s) are also required to sign this section and print their names

Step 2:

  • The seller must complete the back of the registration card or the Seller's Report of Sale and forward it to the Division of Motor Vehicles. Include the buyer's name and address, date and hour of the sale and the seller's signature. Seller's Report of Sale is located at the bottom of the new Delaware title
  • The buyers must complete the Purchaser's Application (Section 4) on the back of the title exactly as they want the information to appear on the title. All applicants must provide their driver's license number and date of birth
  • All buyers must sign this application. If the vehicle is financed, the buyers must also complete the Lien Section on the back of the title (Section 3)
  • Delaware titles do not require notary
  • Delaware requires the buyer to provide proof of Liability Insurance a Delaware Driver's License or two accepted proofs of residency when applying for title. DMV recommends that all parties appear at our office to complete the transfer
  • The vehicle may not be operated until a new title is issued in the buyer's name. Failure to transfer a title within 30 days of purchase will result in a late fee

Step 3:

  • Fees for titling most passenger vehicles weighing five thousand pounds (5,000 lbs.) or less are: () for a title without a lien or () for a title with a lien; Plus
  • A () document fee based on the sale price or current NADA  trade-in value of the vehicle, whichever is higher; And
  • Passenger vehicle registrations of () per year
  • Trailer and commercial vehicle registration fees are based on weight

Please refer to Registration Fee