Obtaining a Vehicle Title

Vehicle papers

When you buy a vehicle, you need to apply for a title and register the car with the Department of Motor Vehicles. The title is a certificate that shows ownership of the vehicle in your name. It also shows the vehicle make, model, and a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).

License plates

When you register the vehicle successfully, the DMV will give you a license plate, registration document, and license plate tag. The tag needs to be put on the car plate as instructed by the DMV.