Instructions for Minnesota Titles

It's very important that you have a valid title for your vehicle, and that it is completed properly. If the vehicle's title is filled out differently than what's shown below, or if no title is available, the sale price will likely be affected. In some cases, you may not be able to sell it at all.

What do I need?

You'll need the vehicle's title. In Minnesota, it's a single-page document printed on green paper (see example below). If the words "FIRST SECURED PARTY" appear on the title, you'll also need a lien release card (provided by your lender).

How do I sign the title?

The registered owner of the vehicle (whose name appears on the title) must print his/her name on the line marked "Seller's Printed Name", and sign his/her signature on the line marked "Seller's Signature". If multiple parties' names are shown on the title, all must print their names and sign.

Be careful! The title must be completed exactly as described. If the owner(s) have not written their name(s) and signed in the correct place, or if you mark any additional areas on the title, a duplicate title will need to be requested (see below).

What if my title is missing, or filled out incorrectly?

In either case, you should request a duplicate title. The registered owner must print and complete this form, attach the $9 fee, and get it to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. You can choose to hand-deliver it to your local deputy registrar, or mail it to the address shown on the form.

Be aware that it may take 4-6 weeks or more for your duplicate title to arrive.

What if I can't get the title?

Vehicles without titles can be submitted to JUNK.MN, but you may receive a lower offer as a result. We strongly recommend obtaining your vehicle's title before submitting to JUNK.MN if at all possible.