A certificate of title for a vehicle (also known as 'title' or 'pink slip') is a legal document that establishes a person or business as the legal owner of a vehicle.
Vehicles, Trailers and Boats that Do Not Get a Title
New York does not issue titles for
- cars, trucks, and vans model year 1972 or older
- boats either model year 1986 or older, or less than 14 feet long
- trailers model year 1972 or older, or weighing 999lbs or less
The transferrable registration is the ownership document for these vehicles. Learn how to replace the registration.
Junk & Salvage
Regulations require the DMV to mark or 'brand' a title certificate if an 8 year or newer vehicle received damage of 75% or more of the retail value (or was destroyed).