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North Carolina Car Title Transfer: How To

How Does North Carolina Title Transfer Work?

When you're selling a car in North Carolina you must have your signature notarized. This is critical in the sale of the vehicle. Without a notary certification you will have to apply for a duplicate title and start the process over again. Usually you can find a notary at a local bank or post office, and utilize their services by appointment for a nominal fee. Going through this is better than trying to get a replicate NC title through the North Carolina DMV title office, so be sure to follow this step carefully. However, before you can sign that title you have to place your signature in precisely the right spot, and where's that?

Where Do I Sign a North Carolina Title?

The title MUST BE NOTARIZED! Do not sign the title until you are in front of a Notary Public.

Sign the back of the title where it is marked "Seller(s) Signature(s)."

Print your name on the back of the title where it reads "Seller(s) Hand Printed Name(s)."

Can I Sell a Car in North Carolina Without a Title?

North Carolina requires a title to sell a vehicle. If your title is lost, a replacement title can be obtained from the DMV. North Carolina lost title / duplicate title fees are $20, however.


Last Updated 4/24/2019

North Carolina Title Fees

As we said earlier, the duplicate title fees are $20, which is the same as the lien removal fee of $20. The North Carolina title transfer fee is actually $52, which is on the higher side as far as state title fees go. Luckily, when you sell your car with CarBrain we cover the title transfer fees AND take care of all the paperwork for you!

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