How Much Does it Cost to Transfer a Car Title?

Before you can claim ownership of a car, you must transfer a car title and file the appropriate papers with your local Department of Motor Vehicle. The cost of a title transfer varies according to the state you live in. The lowest transfer cost for a car title is $4 in Arizona, where the highest cost is around $79 in Florida.

Below you will find a range of car title transfer fees for the United States.

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  • $5 or Less – Arizona, Arkansas, North Dakota, Ohio, and South Dakota.
  • $5.01 to $15 – Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming
  • $15 – Alabama, Alaska, California, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, and South Carolina.
  • $15.01 to $35 – Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey ($20 for cars without loans), New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, Washington, and Washington D.C.
  • $35.01 to $50 – Maryland, New Jersey ($40 on cars with loans), New York, and North Carolina.
  • $50.01 and Up – Florida, Illinois, Oregon, and Wisconsin.



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