Transfer of Ownership of a Connecticut Vehicle
from a Deceased Person
If the vehicle is titled in the State of Connecticut, the Executor or Administrator of the estate must assign the Certificate of Title to the purchaser.
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.
A original certified document of the probate document naming the Administrator or Executor of the estate will be required at the time the vehicle is being registered. Following is a list of acceptable probate court documents for this purpose:
- PC-160 Decree
- PC-212B Petitioner's Probate Certificate (This document must state that transfer of ownership is allowed.)
- PC-260 Decree Granting Administration of Probate Will
- PC-264 or PC-264S Decree/Transfer of Personal Property Without Probate Proceedings
- PC-450 Fiduciary's Probate Certificate
In the event there are two executors, only one executor is required to assign ownership.
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).
In addition to the above, please see registration requirements to complete ownership transfer of the vehicle.