GI-4 - Inherited Vehicle - Title/Registration Process

If the deceased left a will designating an executor or if an administrator has been appointed by the court, the existing certificate of title must be signed by this person in order to change the vehicle ownership record to reflect the new owner.

Documentation needed when filing an application includes:

  • The probated will or certified letters of testamentary verifying the executor/executrix or letter of testamentary verifying the person that has been appointed;
  • The properly signed certificate of title; and
  • If the deceased left no will, an affidavit of inheritance form must be completed by all heirs and accompanied by a copy of the death certificate. This form may be found here.

The application for title and registration and the required documentation should be filed through the applicant's local county clerk office.


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