If you have bought a vehicle through a private party, you will have up to 31 days to register this purchase and get a new car title at an Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles office. However, if you purchased your car through a dealership, you can expect the salesperson to take care of the paperwork for you as you await your car title in the mail.
In order to get car titles for your vehicles, you are required to visit an IN BMV in your area with a set of documents. The documents listed below must be originals:
If, for whatever reason, your car title was lost or stolen, you must begin the process of getting a replacement. Thankfully, the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles allows drivers to order a duplicate vehicle title in one of three ways: online, in person or via mail.
Make sure to present a copy of a police report, if you have one on hand. To get a replacement title online, simply visit the myBMV website. To complete your order in person, go to a BMV-certified partner location or a drivers license branch in your regional area.
For mail-in requests, send a filled out Application for Certificate of Title, along with a copy of your drivers license and payment for any necessary fees to the address on the form.
In order to notify the IN BMV that you have joint ownership on a vehicle, you will need to visit a license branch in your neighborhood with a completed Application for Certificate of Title, along with your valid Indiana drivers license. Both the person whose name is currently on the vehicle title, as well as the person who is being added to the title, must provide their signatures.
If you would like to remove a person’s name from a vehicle, the person being removed must complete the appropriate section of the application. Both parties should then visit a local BMV branch to finalize the process.
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