Court Ordered Title Experts

Have you been told that you have insufficient documentation or evidence to obtain a title for a vehicle in your name? If it’s your vehicle, you deserve a title in your name. Get started with a Court-Ordered Title process.

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If you have been told that you have insufficient documentation or evidence to obtain a title for a vehicle in your name, a “Court Ordered Title” may be an option you have available to remedy your title problem. While the titling division (DMV, Secretary of State, Department of Transportation, etc) may not be able to issue you a title with the limited documents that you have, the court may be able to override the title office and force a title transfer to your name.

Court Ordered Title Pros and Cons

This is a good backup method to consider if other methods have not worked out -Bill of sale, bonded title, prior owner contact, etc.


  • Inexpensive: Most courts charge a small fee for filing typically under $100.
  • Authority: The court has the authority to direct the title office to give you a title no matter what
  • DIY: You can do the process yourself, you do not need to pay anyone for a title
  • Universal: This works in all 50 states, without restriction
  • Bypass DMV: Take the title decision out of the hands of the DMV/title office
  • Liens: The court has the power to wipe out liens on a title, at their discretion


  • Bureaucratic: The process normally has 5 steps you must follow
  • Time: Depending on the court schedule, and how fast you do the steps in can take several months
  • Variation: There are 3611 counties in the US, and each one does it different, so there is no one set process
  • Forms: You will need between 4 and 6 forms completed
  • Approval: The final decision of you getting a title is up to the court. (Although they normally say yes unless there is some issue with the vehicle; stolen, suspicious paperwork, objections, etc.)

1. File a notice with the court to do a court ordered title

2. Request the title record from the motor vehicle department

3. Mail certified letters to the prior owners

4. Sign an affidavit of ownership

5. Schedule a hearing date

6. Present your documents to the court clerk

7. Receive the summary judgment

8. Submit the title application

9. Receive a new clean title

This is an example of how most counties work the process. You can see links below of a few specific examples.

Your one-stop shop for a Court Ordered Title Package

If you would like assistance, we can prepare a court ordered title document package for you. The package contains the basic forms you need for the process, already filled out. Keep in mind that we are not a law firm, and can not provide legal advice. In addition, while we provide an example of the court petition you might need, it is for use as a template only, not legal preparation, and it is likely that your county might advise you to re-word it slightly. Court ordered title package description.

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