Title transfers are usually necessary if you are moving states. It is the same if you are selling/buying a car to a person in another state.See our transfer of ownership page if you are looking for more information regarding instate title transfers to another person.
Each state is different on how they handle cross state title transfers. A step by step guide for the state of Louisiana can be found by filling out the form above.
Title transfers are often necessary if you are moving across states There are a number of things that can determine your residency status even if you are unsure of your length of stay in Louisiana. Employment, living arrangements, drivers license changes, and university, are all indicators for permanent residency status. There are situations when you can be in a Louisiana for an extended period of time and not be required to transfer your title, such as when traveling or caring for a relative that is sick.
If you are performing a cross-state title transfer, where ownership is transferred as well (you are selling or purchasing your vehicle to or from someone else in a different state), then it is a similar process, but you will need to work with the other person on each end.
There are a few variations on requirements for a Louisiana transfer of title depending on your type of vehicle and location. For a detailed guide specific to your needs, we recommend taxandtags.com. They are a professional company handling major clients such as the Bank of America. The consumer based products they offer are customized solutions to transferring your title in the state of Louisiana. The guide will direct you to all the essential forms.
The title transfer process can be complicated if you are doing it by yourself. There are several questions that need to be solved before you can start. For instance, does your car require emission testing? A Vehicle Identification report? Is your auto insurance valid in Louisiana? You may or may not need these requirements depending on the type and location of your transfer.
Title transfers are important and in most cases must be transferred within 30 days of moving. It is important to transfer your title in a timely manner, as the process can be time consuming.