Preparing legal documents like a title can be complicated, so we’re going to walk you through it step by step.
The person(s) named on the front of the title must follow these steps:
- Sign the front of the title where it reads “Signature of Owner or Agent”
- Sign the back of the title where it reads “Signature of Seller/Agent”
- Print name(s) on the back of the title where it reads “Printed Name (Same as Signature)”
- If there’s a lien listed on the title, it must be released on the title or accompanied by a separate lien release letter.
Refer to the image below for reference (Note that your title might look a little different. That’s okay, just make sure to pay very close attention when signing):
If there are two owners on the title, both of them must sign.
It’s important that the name on the title and your signature exactly match. If you have changed your name since the title was issued, do not sign with your new name; sign with the name shown on the title.
Follow these guidelines when preparing your title:
- Use only a black or blue pen
- Do not use white-out
- Avoid making any rips or tears to the title document
- Do not make strikethroughs on the document