A Certificate of Title is official proof of ownership for a car, truck, motorcycle, or motorboat. The title certificate is sued to transfer ownership from one person to another. The title also lists any “lienholders” – those from whom the owner borrowed money to purchase the vehicle.
If you have purchased a car from a dealership, the dealer must submit the titling paperwork to the DMV within 30 days. The owner of the car will receive title in the mail. If however, you have financed the vehicle, the title will go to the lien holder. You are still required to complete the vehicle registration at the DMV or a DMV services location.
If you have purchased the vehicle in the state of Nevada from another individual the seller must provide you with the original title, proof of a lien release, if it applies to your situation, and proof of emission testing. Once you have acquired all of the necessary documentation, you must present the following:
- Proof of car insurance in Nevada
- Proof of a VIN inspection, if being titled for the first time in Nevada
- A completed Application for Vehicle Registration
- Proof of identity
- Payment for titling and registration fees