Vehicle Titles

About Vehicle Titles:

Motor Vehicle Titles play a very important role in the County Clerk's Office. We issue Certificates of Title more frequently than any other service we provide to the public. We work hand-in-hand with the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) to make sure titles are done accurately and in accordance with Wyoming State Statutes §31-2-101 through §31-2-802. Effective January 1, 2020 Wyoming State Statute will effect how titles are issued. Please read this Important Notice for a brief explanation of legislative changes and how they effect Wyoming titles. More information can be found by reading the "Who has to sign as a seller?" FAQ.

Note: Before any motor vehicle title may be transferred, sales tax must be paid to the Platte County Treasurer pursuant to W.S.S. §31-2-103(d).

A Few Rules for Transferring a Wyoming Title:

  • According to Wyoming Law, all Wyoming Titles must be signed and notarized by each person named as "owner" on the front of the title
  • Before a title is signed, and notarized, by the "Seller" the name of the "Purchaser" must be written on the back of the title in the first box called, "Assignment of Ownership" 
  • All liens on the title must be released or accompanied by a Termination Statement (lien release) before the title can be transferred

A Few Rules for Transferring an Out-of-State Title:

  • Every state has its own set of laws when it comes to titles. The Platte County Clerk's Office, however, will accept any out-of-state title as long as it is executed according to the laws of the transferring state
  • Unless the vehicle was purchased from a Wyoming dealership, every out-of-state title must be accompanied by a completed VIN inspection form 
  • Most out-of-state titles require that the "Seller's" signature be notarized. If there is a place for a notary, it is required by our office
  • All liens on the title must be released or accompanied by a Termination Statement (lien release) before the title can be transferred

For more information about duplicate titles, VIN inspections, branded titles, ORVs, MPVs, or Liens/UCCs please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)