When do you get a car title after paying off a loan?

When should I get my car title after finally finishing to pay off my loan? I want to sell my car, but I need the title first.

Congratulations on paying off your loan! Generally speaking, you can expect to get your car title via mail within 15 to 30 days after your final payment. If you’ve waited that long and still haven’t received your title, contact the DMV to make sure that the lender has been in touch.
Remember, some states require you to fill out paperwork before your lender can release you from the lien on your car. Call your local DMV and ask about post-loan title transfers in your state. They’ll tell you if there are any extra steps for you to take or if you just need to be patient.
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Liz Jenson
Answered on Nov 08, 2021

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