How to Transfer a Vehicle Title in Wyoming
Want to sell a vehicle? Buying one? Or, perhaps you’re gifting or inheriting it?
You’ll need to complete a title transfer to pass ownership.
The two parties exchange the title, file the appropriate paperwork, and pay any necessary fees. This process doesn’t take long given you’re prepared. Or, if both parties go to the DMV (recommended).
Below, you’ll learn how the Wyoming title transfer process works for private transactions. Plus, learn the alternative title transfers and how you’ll bring a vehicle from out of the state, too.
Wyoming Auto Title Transfers: How It’s Done
It’s recommended that both parties go to the DMV as this clears any confusion and potential issues when passing ownership of the vehicle. However, you’re more than welcome to exchange the title on your own time and later visit the DMV to complete the process.
You will visit a Wyoming Department of Transportation office (see our directory).
Here is what you’ll do to complete a title transfer in Wyoming (including the seller and buyer):
- Retrieve the vehicle’s title or request a duplicate title
- Buyers: You may need a lien release from the current owner
- Sellers: Provide a lien release to the buyer if needed
- Sellers (Alternative): Provide an Affidavit of Ownership (464 Form)
- Fill the Wyoming certificate of title – including:
- Full legal name and address of buyer and current owner
- Date of sale (month, day, and year)
- Vehicle mileage, condition, and purchase price
- Complete the title application
- Bring any necessary documents:
- Proof of identification
- Proof of WY residency
- Pay the taxes and fees
- See: Variable rates
You should register your vehicle after titling it to avoid any complications. See our Wyoming vehicle registration guide to learn how the process is done. If you haven’t got it yet, do consider adding or dropping auto insurance. Or, shopping around for a new policy as you may find new discounts.
Alternative Title Transfers in Wyoming
Wyoming wants to know when titles are transferred outside of private sales whether buying from a car lot or passing the vehicle & title around family and friends. See each section below for the alternative title transfer process you require.
Buying from Dealerships
Dealerships will process your title & registration, sending documents to their appropriate locations. If they don’t, request the forms and deliver them to a WY DMV. The DMV will process your information and you’ll be soon on your way.
If your dealer doesn’t provide this service:
Retrieve the Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin, lien information, and complete VIN inspection. Then, go to the DMV, submit your information, and pay the fees.
You’ll need to update your vehicle’s title when you become a resident of Wyoming.
To do this, you’ll:
- Submit your out-of-state title, VIN inspection, and any lienholder information
- Show proof of your ID and Wyoming residency
- Pay your titling fees
Inheriting a Vehicle
Inheriting a vehicle passes vehicle ownership to those the deceased deemed appropriate. To do so, the new owner will bring the title, death certificate, and proof of ID/residency to the DMV. They’ll complete and submit a VIN inspection and then pay their fees.
The gifting or donating process is largely the same as a private transfer of ownership. Except, you’ll likely mark the vehicle’s value at “$0” and file extra paperwork if it’s a donation. You’ll want to check with your local DMV office as each county treats this activity differently.