Thursday, July 25, 2024
  • What is an Auto Title?

    If you own and operate your vehicle within Ohio, you must have a physical Ohio certificate of title. While the Deputy Registrar (BMV) has the responsibility to issue license plates and driver’s licenses, the Clerk of Courts has the legal responsibility to store, transfer, and process auto titles.

    When do I need to get an Auto Title?

    The dealership usually handles the title and registration of a new vehicle for the customer, but you may need to stop in our office for one of the following reasons:

    • To process title work given to you by the dealership
    • When buying or selling a used vehicle
    • To transfer ownership of a vehicle to another person (including gifting or inheriting)
    • When your auto title is lost or stolen

    What do I need to bring with me?

    • Application for Certificate of Title to a Motor Vehicle (you can find all forms here)
    • Proper identification such as your picture ID or driver’s license
    • Current vehicle registration

    How much is it to get an Auto Title?

    There is a $15 fee the Certificate of Title of a Duplicate Title. You can review all fees here.

    Where can I get an Auto Title?

    We offer three convenient locations that are all located nearby a BMV Office:

    Office Location Phone Hours
    Downtown Office 1001 Main St.
    Cincinnati, OH 45202
    (513) 946-4646 8AM – 4PM
    Monday – Friday
    Hamilton Avenue Office 10964 Hamilton Avenue
    Cincinnati, OH 45231
    (513) 946-8161 8:00AM – 4:30PM
    Monday – Friday
    8AM – 12:30PM
    Red Bank Rd Office 3370 Red Bank Rd
    Cincinnati, OH 45227
    (513) 946-8140 8:00AM – 4:30PM
    Monday – Friday

    Additional Questions? Review our Auto Title FAQ or visit the Auto Title DIvision page.