Transfer Vehicle from Name of Deceased
Member of Immediate Family
In order for a vehicle to be transferred to you from the estate of a deceased immediate family member, you must proceed to your local DMV Hub Office or Limited Service Office and present the following:
- The Certificate of Title, the Title must be assigned to the new owner by the Executor or the Administrator of the estate. If the vehicle is registered in Connecticut but does not require a Certificate of Title, a Supplemental Assignment Of Ownership (form Q-1) completed by the Administrator or Executor of the estate to the purchaser will be required as well as a copy of the most recent registration certificate.
- An original certified document of the Probate Court Appointment or authority to dispose of the vehicle. A certified copy of the probate document naming the Administrator or Executor of the estate will be needed by the purchaser at the time the vehicle is being registered.
In those cases where the estate of the decedent falls within certain monetary limits, the court may authorize the transfer of the decedent’s vehicle by issuing a Transfer of Personal Property without Probate Proceedings (form PC-264 or PC-264S).
- Acceptable forms of probate documents for vehicle transfers are as follows:
- PC-160 Decree
- PC-212B Petitioner's Probate Certificate
- PC-260 Decree Granting Administration of Probate of Will
- PC-264 or PC-264S Decree/Transfer of Personal Property Without Probate Proceedings
- PC-450 Fiduciary's Probate Certificate
Emissions - If the vehicle was previously registered in Connecticut and is not in compliance with Emissions, you may register it first, however you will need to have the vehicle Emissions tested within 30 days of the date of registration or you will accrue a late fee. You will not receive a notice for testing.
To find out if the vehicle you are buying is in compliance, check the date on-line or call (888) 828-8399. Please have Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) ready.