Adding/Removing Owner(s) On a Title

Adding an Owner to a Title

To add another owner to the title of a vehicle or watercraft, you must apply for a new title by completing an Application for Certificate of Title For A Vehicle - State Form 205, or an Application for Certificate of Watercraft Title – State Form 38529, and returning the form to a license branch.

The current owner of the vehicle/watercraft should fill in the purchaser's section of the title with his or her own information as well as the information of the person whose name is being added to the title. The current owner of the vehicle/watercraft and the person whose name is being added to the title must sign the title application. However, an owner may give another owner power of attorney to sign the title application in his or her name by completing a Power of Attorney - State Form 1940.

The vehicle/watercraft registration must also be updated to reflect the new owner(s).

Removing an Owner from a Title

To remove a name from a title, the owner whose name is being removed should fill in the seller's section of the title. The remaining owner should visit a BMV branch with the completed title to apply for a new title in his or her name only.

Still have questions? Contact the BMV