Oklahoma Vehicle Titles

Instructions for Signing a Vehicle Title in Oklahoma (Private Party Sale)

1. Seller’s Responsibilities:

– As the seller, you must provide the buyer with a properly signed and completed title in order to transfer ownership of the vehicle.

– A vehicle title is a legal document that proves ownership, and it must be accurately filled out to avoid any potential complications.

– In Oklahoma, vehicle titles are issued by the Oklahoma Tax Commission (OTC).

2. Obtain the Vehicle Title:

– Locate the original vehicle title. In Oklahoma, the title is typically issued to the vehicle owner or lienholder.

– If there is an outstanding loan or lien on the vehicle, contact the lienholder or lending institution to discuss the necessary steps to transfer ownership.

3. Complete the Seller Section:

– On the front side of the title, you will find sections for the seller and buyer information.

– Fill out the Seller’s section by providing the following details:

– Full legal name (must match exactly as shown on the front side of the title).

– Residential address (P.O. Box is not acceptable).

– City, state, and zip code.

– Date of sale (mm/dd/yyyy).

– Sale price (if not applicable, enter “gift” or “0”).

4. Sign and Date the Vehicle Title:

– Below the Seller’s section, you will find a space to sign the vehicle title.

– Print your name exactly as it appears in the “Seller” section.

– Sign your name in the designated signature area.

– Always use blue or black ink to sign the title.

– Date the title by writing the date of sale in the provided space.

5. Complete the Bill of Sale (Optional):

– Although not mandatory in Oklahoma, it is highly recommended to use a Bill of Sale as an additional documentation for the private party sale.

– A Bill of Sale mentions the vehicle details, sale price, buyer and seller information, and acts as proof of the transaction.

– You can find generic Bill of Sale forms online or use an official form provided by the Oklahoma Tax Commission.

6. Provide the Buyer with the Necessary Documents:

– Hand over the signed and completed vehicle title to the buyer.

– If you have a Bill of Sale, provide a copy to the buyer for their records.

7. Keep a Copy for Your Records:

– It’s crucial to keep a copy of the signed title and any accompanying documents for your personal records.

– This can be helpful in case any disputes or issues arise in the future.

Note: It is always advisable to consult the Oklahoma Tax Commission or a professional for any specific questions regarding your vehicle title transfer.

Remember, accurately completing the vehicle title and providing the necessary documents ensures a smooth and legally compliant private party sale in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Department of Motor Vehicles