Title Requirement for ORV and Snowmobiles

Off-Road Vehicles (ORV)

ORVs purchased after 12/31/2009 must be titled with the BMV. You must apply for a certificate of title within 45 days after the date of purchase or an administrative penalty will be charged.

  • A certificate of title is required to be presented as proof of ownership. If a certificate of title cannot be provided, you must submit an Affidavit of Ownership (if you qualify) or obtain a court order prior to applying for a certificate of title.

Download the Affidavit of Ownership Vehicle Title Application Packet
Download the Court Order Title Application Packet

An ORV purchased before 1/1/2010 is not required to be titled, but may be voluntarily titled upon request of the owner.

If you are a new Indiana resident and your ORV was purchased before 1/1/2010, you must title the ORV within 60 days of becoming an Indiana resident to avoid an administrative penalty.

Snowmobiles

A snowmobile is not required to be titled, but may be voluntarily titled upon request of the owner.

If a Certificate of Title cannot be provided as proof of ownership, you may complete and affirm ownership on an Off-Road Vehicle / Snowmobile Ownership Affidavit – State Form 52827.

Voluntary Titling

If you purchased an ORV or snowmobile that was voluntarily titled in Indiana by the seller, and the issue date on the certificate of title is after 6/30/2016, the seller must provide you title, and you (purchaser) must either:

  • Apply for a new certificate of title prior to applying for a registration; or
  • Surrender the former certificate of title to the BMV prior to applying for a registration.