How to Transfer a Car Title in Wyoming

The state of Wyoming tracks vehicle ownership by the name on the title to the car. If ownership changes, then the title must be transferred to the new owner’s name. This applies to all types of ownership changes, from buying and selling a car to inheriting one or gifting/donating a car. There are only a few basic steps required to transfer a car title in Wyoming, though.

Information for buyers

If you’re buying a car from a private party, there are a few things that need to be done to ensure that the title can be transferred to your name. These are as follows:

  • Make sure that the seller completes the back of the title, including the affidavit section that details the car’s mileage, condition, and purchase price.

  • Make sure that the seller signs the title over to you.

  • Make sure to get a lien release from the seller.

  • Work with the seller to complete a bill of sale.

  • Complete an Application for Certificate of Title and VIN/HIN Inspection form.

  • Have proof that the car has had a VIN inspection, and your identity/residency in the state.

  • Bring all of this information to the county clerk’s office, along with payment for the title transfer, fees, and taxes. Note that each county has different costs.

Common mistakes

  • Not getting a lien release
  • Not making sure the seller completes all information on the title

Information for sellers

As the seller of a vehicle, you’ll need to complete the following steps:

  • Provide the buyer with a completed title, signed into their name, or provide them with an Affidavit of Ownership.
  • Give the buyer a lien release.
  • Make sure to complete the affidavit section on the back of the title.

Common mistakes

  • Not providing information about existing liens

Inheriting and gifting a car

If you’re gifting or donating your car, the process is the same as listed above. However, be aware that each county in Wyoming has its own unique differences, so make sure to check with the county clerk’s office before taking any action.

For inherited vehicles, the heir to an estate will need to apply with the clerk’s office for a title in his or her name. You’ll need to bring a death certificate, the title to the vehicle, proof of identity and residency, and a title application. You’ll also need to pay the title fees.

For more information about how to transfer a car title in Wyoming, visit the state’s DMV website.


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