Transfer of Minnesota Titles

Minnesota law requires a title be transferred within 10 business days of the date of sale to avoid a penalty. 

What Do I Need to Transfer the Title?
Please view this Title Transfer Guide to assist in filling out the title.
In most cases you will need to bring in the most current title.
Need a replacement title? See Replacement Title page
All sellers must complete and sign the title in the seller's section on the front of the title.
All buyers must complete and sign the buyers section (next to the sellers section) as well as complete and sign the "Application for Title by Buyer" section.

Proof of Insurance
Every owner applying for a self-propelled motor vehicle or motorcycle/moped registration, re-registration, or transfer of ownership must provide proof of insurance. Required insurance information includes the insurance company's name, the policy number and the policy expiration date.

Lien on the title?  
If the title has a lien holder listed on it, the original signed lien release card or a notarized lien release from the lending institution listed on the title is required. If the lien release has been lost or not received, contact the lien holder to get a duplicate.

Important! No alterations or corrections
Any alteration or erasure to the title will void it. This includes crossing out, writing over or using correction fluid/tape on incorrect information once it has been written. If an alteration occurs, both buyers and sellers will need to complete and sign a corrected title form. If the alteration is to remove a person's name from the buyers section, complete this form. All other alterations or corrections (including the date and purchase price), complete this form. Please contact us with any questions.

Transfer Taxes and Fees
Prices and taxes vary greatly based on the type of transfer, so estimates cannot be given over the phone. The only way to obtain an accurate cost estimate is to present the title and all necessary documents to a License Center Representative for review.