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Locating Your Vehicle’s Prior Owner

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Locating Your Vehicle’s Prior Owner

4 Easy Steps:

LOOK UP TITLE HISTORY
Look up the state of last title, then request the name and address of the owner under the DPPA law exception.

LOCATE THE PRIOR OWNER
The title record will have the address on file when the original title was issued. Search for the current location using social media or investigation.

SEND REQUEST FOR SIGNATURE
Write to the current address of the prior owner, including pre-filled title application and return envelope.

TRANSFER THE TITLE INTO YOUR NAME
Take the signed duplicate transfer form to your state DMV office and exchange for a new title in your name.

Driver’s Privacy Protection Act

The Driver’s Privacy Protection Act is a Federal law which prohibits the release of vehicle ownership information to third parties. It is designed to protect the privacy of a vehicle owner, so that their address and personal information about where they live can not be obtained with a license plate number or VIN#.

Prior Owner Letter

If your vehicle’s prior owner can be located, the next step is to make them aware of the issue. At CarTitles.com, we use the following letter to make the parties aware of the issue and hopefully resolve it.