How do I get a name off a car title?

My parents told me I could have our old family car when I go to college. I'm set to leave next month and I have to look for insurance. However, my mom's name is still on the title. How do I get her name off it?

Answer
How exciting! Going to college and getting your first car are huge milestones, so congratulations!
Since you want to purchase car insurance, you need to become the vehicle’s registered owner as listed on the title.
To get your mom’s name off the title, she has to transfer the title to you. While transferring ownership varies from state to state, in most cases, your mom will need to sign over the title to you. However, the transfer process is surprisingly simple and just requires a both your signatures and a bit of paperwork.
Almost every state has a minimum car insurance requirement, so you may need to purchase insurance before registering the vehicle in your name.
Once your mom signs the title over to you, start shopping for insurance using an app like Jerry. Jerry collects quotes from top insurance providers in 45 seconds, saving you time and money in the process. After finding the best coverage, you can officially own your car!
Emily Maracle
Answered on Oct 25, 2021
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.
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