This is How to Sign or Transfer Your Title in New York

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How to Sign Your Title / New York (NY)

How to Sign Your Title in New York (NY)

Where to Sign

Be sure to write clearly and sign/print your name exactly as spelled on the front of your title. Avoid white-out, scribbles, and strike-throughs.

  1. Back of the title - sign name(s) in the box where it reads "Seller's Signature."
  2. Back of the title right next to where you signed name(s) - print name(s) in the box where it reads "Seller's Name (Print in Full)."

Multiple Owners

Only one owner must sign.

Lien or Bank Name on Title

If your New York title shows a lien or a bank name printed on the front, then your title will need to be signed off by the lien holder or have a separate lien release letter.

Duplicate Time In Person

5-7 Business Days

Duplicate Time Mail

6-8 Weeks

Duplicate Cost


New York DMV

New York State Department of Motor Vehicles Title Bureau PO Box 2750 Albany, NY 12220-0750

DMV Website