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California Car Title

How to Transfer Car Title in California

When selling your car, there is a little paperwork that needs to be done. But we want to make it as easy as possible to transfer car title in California. The process of California title transfer is actually pretty simple. By working with a California title office, you can transfer title in no time. 

How to Sign Over a California Car Title

  1. Sign your name on the front of the title for “Signature of Owner”.
  2. Sign your name on the front of the title for “Transferor/Seller Signature”.
  3. Print the name of the car buyer on the front of the title for “Buyer’s Printed Name”.

Make sure to double check the front and back of the title to confirm the information. It is important not to make any mistakes or errant marks when titling in California. Not only could it cause confusion in verifying ownership, but it could cause you to need to replace the title all together. In the event you do damage or lose your CA car title, you can get it replaced at the DMV. 

 
 

How to Replace Lost Title in California

Whether you need to replace or duplicate a vehicle title in California, the steps are easy. Even though it’s possible to sell a car with no title, getting your title replaced provides the safest and highest paying options. 


  1. Fill out Form REG 227 from the California DMV.
  2. Provide a copy of your Photo ID for all owners.
  3. Pay the California title fee by check, cashier’s check, or money order made out to Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

To apply by mail, send the documents and payment to your nearest California DMV Department.

To apply in person, visit your local CA DMV and make sure to schedule an appointment.  


We Buy Cars in California, With or Without Title

InstantOffer.com works with car sellers regardless of title status. Our local California car buyers buy cars with clean titles, salvage titles, and even cars with no title. We’re happy to help you figure out your title status of you’re
unsure too.

We give instant cash offers for cars in California no matter the condition of your car. We buy junk cars in cities all over California, so no matter how much of a clunker your junker is, we can pick it up free of charge. All cars are towed by us at to cost to you, even if your offer seems too good to be true.