How can I title a car in Ohio?

I just graduated from trade school in Ohio, and I want to finally purchase a vehicle for myself. I’m just not really sure how any of this works! How do I title a car in Ohio?

Congrats in advance on your new ride! I’m happy to say that it’s easy—the process of titling a car in Ohio is usually facilitated whenever you buy a new motor vehicle from any dealership.
The dealership in Ohio will handle the title paperwork for you. However, you will need to bring some specific information to the title office:
  • Application(s) for certificate of title to a motor vehicle (form BMV 3774)
  • Manufacturer’s certificate of origin (MCO)
  • Sales tax on the purchase price (sales tax rates will vary by county)
  • Payment for title fees, including a lien holder notation (if applicable)
If you have secured your title, you will want to look into a new car insurance policy if you haven’t already. To do this easily, check out the Jerry app—we’ll get you customized quotes from top insurers in seconds, so that all you need to do is pick the plan that works best for you. And once you pick one, we’ll even help you switch!
Congrats again, and happy shopping!
Carlos Kirby
Answered on Nov 12, 2021
Carlos has a BA in Media Production and Marketing from Loyola University of Chicago, as well as almost 5 years of content editing and writing experience. He has operated his own freelance creative studio over the past 5 years and aspires to be a Creative Director for an Creative Agency. He is currently located in Chicago, IL and enjoys creating digital art and taking bike rides along the lakefront during his free time!

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