How to register a newly purchased vehicle if you do not have the title
Under most circumstances, when you first register and title a vehicle that you bought in New York State, you must provide DMV either a title or transferable registration signed over to you as proof of ownership. There are certain situations, however, where you might not have the title to a vehicle. For more information, please see the information linked to below.
- Register a vehicle I bought at a sheriff or marshal auction
- Abandoned and unclaimed vehicles
- Register a custom or homemade trailer or vehicle
- Proof of ownership is not available
If you have any questions or need any more information about registering and titling a vehicle in New York State without a title, please contact the Title Bureau at 1-518-486-4714.
For more information about registering a vehicle, please see Registrations
For more information about titling a vehicle, please see Titles