DMV: Transfer of Ownership of a Connecticut Vehicle from a Deceased Person

Transfer of Ownership of a Connecticut Vehicle
from a Deceased Person

Holiday Closing:  On Wednesday, July 4, 2018, DMV offices will be closed for the Independence Day holiday.  Offices will reopen on Thursday, July 5, 2018, at 9:15 a.m.

***Important notice on Passport to the Parks fee below***

If the vehicle is titled in the State of Connecticut, the Executor or Administrator of the estate must assign the Certificate of Title to the purchaser.

If the vehicle is registered in Connecticut but does not require a Certificate of Title, a Supplemental Assignment of Ownership (form Q-1) completed by the Administrator or Executor of the estate to the purchaser will be required as well as a copy of the most recent registration certificate.

original certified document of the probate document naming the Administrator or Executor of the estate will be required at the time the vehicle is being registered. Following is a list of acceptable probate court documents for this purpose:

  • PC-160 Decree
  • PC-212B Petitioner's Probate Certificate
  • PC-260 Decree Granting Administration of Probate Will
  • PC-264 or PC-264S Decree/Transfer of Personal Property Without Probate Proceedings
  • PC-450 Fiduciary's Probate Certificate

 

In those cases where the estate of the decedent falls within certain monetary limits, the court may authorize the transfer of the decedentís vehicle by issuing a Transfer of Personal Property without Probate Proceedings (form PC-264 or PC-264S).

In addition to the above, please see registration requirements to complete ownership transfer of the vehicle.

Important Notice on Passport to the Parks Fee

Beginning in 2018, Connecticut will offer all residents with Connecticut license plates on their vehicles free parking at all state parks and beaches. Connecticut wants to make state parks, forests, trails, historic sites and beaches more available to our residents so they can enjoy the many attractions and beauty they offer.
 
A $10 fee, which amounts to $5 per year, will be included in all two-year non-commercial vehicles with new registrations, renewals and plate transfers.  These are passenger cars and vehicles with combination plates as well as motorcycles, campers/motor homes and vehicles with antique car plates.
 
In addition, seniors 65 years old and older with a one-year registration renewal will have only an additional $5 fee each year.
 
The new program allows the State of Connecticut to give more to the public that has now invested in our park system: Increased lifeguards, improved park maintenance, shoulder season camping for opening day of fishing and into the fall foliage, and longer hours at our museums and nature centers. When people visit our state parks and other sites they visit local restaurants, shops and local farms. This program brings many economic benefits for our state.
 
For more information about Connecticut state parks, visit www.ct.gov/deep/stateparks




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