1. Vehicle Sales
2. Vehicle Donations
3. State-to-State Transfers (People moving from another state to Louisiana)
4. Heirship (Transfers involving deceased owners)
• SEE BELOW FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.
1) Vehicle Sale
Are you buying or selling a vehicle? Let us walk you through the ABC’s of transferring a vehicle. Our package protects both buyer and seller. We prepare and notarize all required documents, instantly issue a new license plate to the new owner, and handle everything in between. This is all done with our Scaryfast guarantee, and without a trip to the DMV.
For the simplest of transactions, we need the buyer(s), the seller(s), title, buyer’s proof of insurance and Valid State Issued (one of the 50 U.S. States) Identification for both parties. Please call or visit our office to inquire about unusual circumstances or absent sellers.
2) Vehicle Donation
ABC Title can assist you with gifting (donating) a vehicle to a friend or family member (Donee). A donation is an Authentic Act executed before a Notary in the presence of two witnesses transferring the ownership of a vehicle with no monetary exchange. Additionally, in most cases, a vehicle donation is a tax free transaction subject only to Title, Registration, and Plate fees.
You provide the donor, donee, title, donee's proof of insurance, and valid identification, and we will do the rest! This includes instantly issuing a license plate to the new owner.
3) State to State Transfers
Are you new to Louisiana? Need to register your vehicle here? ABC Title can facilitate this process from obtaining the required documents from your Lender or Lessor to properly calculating your use tax and out-of-state credit. If your car is already paid for, simply bring us the Title, Valid photo I.D., your proof of insurance, and your License Plate and Registration will be issued instantly.
If you are leasing or still paying notes, we will work with you and your Lender or Lessor to acquire the necessary documents and minimizing delays and "Red Tape". Simply call our office or click here and follow the on-screen instructions on our self-help page.
4) Heirship (Transactions involving Deceased Owners)
Have you inherited a vehicle by virtue of a "Last Will and Testament"? Has a family member passed away without leaving a "Last Will and Testament"? ABC Title can assist you in this most difficult time by transferring ownership of a vehicle within a "Succession", or outside of a "Succession". These scenarios range from simple to some of the most complex vehicle transfers. Call one of our friendly Tag Agents for a short questions and answer session and find out if we can help you.
Q. I am buying a vehicle from a private owner in another state, what do I need to sign?
A. Please call us prior to handling a transaction of this nature. There are cases where unsuspecting buyers are forced to pay double tax and title because the proper documents were not obtained or executed. Don’t become a victim of Louisiana Tax Law ignorance. We can also advise you on things like “Bonded Titles” or “Export Only” Titles that will prevent you from ever registering the vehicle in Louisiana.
Q. What if I don’t have insurance on a car that I am buying or receiving?
A. We cannot give you a License Plate until valid proof of insurance is provided. We can issue a Title and transfer ownership without insurance; so if you don’t intend on driving the vehicle yet, then you will not need proof of insurance. Once you bring us the insurance, we can issue your License Plate.
Q. I bought a car and the seller just wants to sign and hand me the title. Can you help me?
A. Yes. Come into our office with a third party who witnessed the signing of the Title. We will take their oath by witness acknowledgment and process your title transfer (Call for additional details or instructions when the seller cannot be present). *The safest transaction is one where both parties are present in our office.
Q. We made a mistake while filling out the back of the title, can I erase the error or white it out?
A. NO! NO! NO! This will VOID the title. Call us immediately and we can assist you in correcting most mistakes of this nature.
Q. Someone gave me a car. Can you help me?
A. Yes. However, the person giving and receiving the vehicle, must execute a document in the presence of a Notary and two witnesses. Call us and we can walk you through the process.
Q. I am selling my vehicle to someone in another state, what should I do?
A. Visit our office with the Title and your License Plate. We have a package that will protect you from future fines and legalities associated with selling a vehicle out of state.
Q. If a family member passed away, must I open a "Succession" to take or transfer ownership of his or her vehicle?
A. No. Under the right circumstances and with the cooperation of immediate Heirs, ABC Title can simplify the process during this most difficult time. Call one of our Agents, or click here for addition information.