DMV: Requesting a Title Search

Title Search Certificate

SERVICE ADVISORY:  DMV will close for the Labor Day holiday as usual on Friday, Sept. 4, at 12:30 p.m. and will not have its half-day office hours the next day, Saturday. This follows contractual agreements related to state and federal holidays that occur on Mondays as Labor Day does. Offices will reopen Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 7:45 a.m. 

A Title Search will provide the requestor with a verification of the current titled owner of record of a motor vehicle in the State of Connecticut.  If the requester wants additional information such as odometer readings or a complete ownership history on record, then it should be so noted in Section 3 (Miscellaneous Request) of a Title Copy Records Request (form J-23T).

Please note that if a title to a vehicle has been either lost or stolen, a request for duplicate title must be made. 

The person or company requesting a Title Search must complete a Title Copy Records Request (form J-23T).  The fee is $20.  Certification is an additional $20.  The Title Copy Records Request (form J-23T) must have the make, year, and identification number of the vehicle.  Additional information such as a registration number or name would also be useful.

When submitting the Title Copy Records Request (form J-23T) the requester must enclose copies of two forms of identification as stated on the back of the form.

Mail completed form and payment to:

Department of Motor Vehicles
Title Division
60 State Street
Wethersfield, CT  06161

Note:  If evidence is needed for tax purposes that ownership of a motor vehicle has been transferred, do not request a Title Search.  Instead, request a photocopy of the cancelled title.  The fee is $20.  Certification is an additional $20.





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