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Vehicles in a Trust

A trust is a separate legal entity capable of owning property through a trustee – the individual charged with managing the property held by a trust.

The identity of the owner and the trustee may be the same regarding the trust, however they are two separate entities. When property is transferred, legal ownership has changed.

Registering a Vehicle to a Trust

The documents listed in the table below are required to register a vehicle to a trust.

When completing forms and documents read and follow the complete set of directions. Identification is required for all services processed in person.

​Document​Notes
Title Application (MVR-1)​Declare all liens; notarization required

Transfering a Vehicle Registration to a Trust

The documents listed in the table below are required to transfer a vehicle registration to a trust.

When completing forms and documents read and follow the complete set of directions. Identification is required for all services processed in person.

Document​Notes
​​Vehicle Title​Notarization Required
​Trust Document​Front and back pages of trust document required
Title Application ( MVR-1 )​​Declare all liens; notarization required

Fees & Taxes

A Certificate of Title fee and taxes must be paid on the vehicle. (View a list of current vehicle fees.)

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