DMV Transfer On Death Application (Car)

DMV’s Transfer on Death Form can help you avoid the pain of going through Probate just for your car.

Transfer on Death allows vehicle owners to add or remove a beneficiary to their title. You may list a total of four vehicle owners, including beneficiary on a certificate of title.

You (legal owner) can add or remove Beneficiaries at anytime (e.g. when you are removing a car loan or buying out a lease.) However, if you have multiple vehicle owners, you cannot each have a different beneficiary.

There are only a few steps to obtaining your Transfer on Death Title:

  1. Make sure you own the vehicle as an individual (e.g. you cannot have a car loan, your company cannot own it.)
  2. Notarize or take the document to your local Nevada DMV for signing.
  3. Pay DMV the cost for issuing a new title. As of the writing of this article, the listed cost is $20.00
  4. Mail or drop off the documents.

If this above is completed, the only thing your beneficiary will need if you pass is the following:

  1. Death Certificate
  2. A Copy of the Title
  3. If they cannot find a copy of the Title, they can instead submit a Beneficiary’s Affidavit For Title (VP 241)

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