How Long Should It Take to Get a New Title?

I am often asked, “How long does it take to get a title?” Well, I wish the answer was a simple one. If you go to the DMV for a title and you have all the necessaries to do so, you may still get that one person behind the glass that has no idea what they are doing.

Heaven forbid, you don’t have the correct form filled out. Or you moved and your current address doesn’t match the paperwork that you hand in. You may even have the past title signed over to you and because the car sat for so long (10 years or so) the DMV has no record of that vehicle at all.

With that little rant being what it is, some states offer what they call a “Fast Title.” That means they will print and hand you your new title at the time of your request for an additional fee. Assuming that you have all the required documents needed.

There are also other states that have electronic titles. They won’t give you a title, but you will have access to print off a form that says that you have a title. There are also some states that can take as long as 6-9 months or more to get you your title.

Make sure that you have a Bill of Sale and the VIN is true to the vehicle and can do it in about six weeks. So, how long does it take to get a title? 1…2…3…CRUNCH! The world may never know.