DMV: Transfer Vehicle from One Immediate Family Member to Another

Transfer Vehicle from
One Immediate Family Member to Another

If you are registering a vehicle that was previously registered and titled to an immediate family member (mother, father, wife, husband, civil union partner, daughter, son, sister, brother), you must proceed to your local DMV Hub Office or Limited Service Office and provide the following:

  • Connecticut Certificate of Title showing assignment of ownership and indicating release of all liens (if any).  A Title is not required on vehicles manufactured prior to 1981. You would be designated as the purchaser, and your immediate family member designated as the seller.
  • Provide the old registration certificate (if available).
  • Provide a current Connecticut Insurance Card, in your name, for the vehicle.
  • Completed Application for Registration and Certificate of Title (Form H-13). Download the form, fill out online, and print to bring with you. You would be designated as the purchaser, and your immediate family member designated as the seller.
  • Identification is required to register a vehicle. Please see list of Acceptable Forms of Identification
  • A permission letter from the immediate family member is required to keep the same plates.
Emissions - If the vehicle was previously registered in Connecticut and is not in compliance with Emissions, you may register it first, however you will need to have the vehicle Emissions tested within 30 days of the date of registration or you will accrue a late fee. You will not receive a notice for testing.

To find out if the vehicle you are buying is in compliance, check the date on-line or call (888) 828-8399. Please have Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) ready.

If the vehicle was previously registered out of state, please see Purchase of a Used Vehicle Previously Registered Out of State for additional requirements.
 
Note:
 
The vehicle must have been registered in the previous immediate family members name for at least sixty days in order to qualify for the  Sales Tax Exemption.  Section 6 on the Application for Registration and Certificate of Title (form H-13) must be completed.
 
A vehicle exempt from sales tax by a family or business relationship cannot be registered if delinquent Property Tax is owed or if the registration is under suspension.




Content Last Modified on 2/5/2013 3:27:48 PM