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Vehicle Titles

COMING SOON IN 2019

New Ohio Certificate of Title

New Ohio Certificate of Title

COMING SOON IN 2019: A new Ohio Certificate of Title will be introduced and implemented in multiple phases beginning January 2019. The phased implementation will occur over several months, county by county.

  • During the implementation period, a customer requesting a motor vehicle title from a Clerk of Courts Title Office will receive either the current title (2016 version) or the new title (2019 version), depending on whether or not that county has converted to the new title.
  • Customers do not need to replace their current title with the new title. All previously issued, valid versions of the Ohio Certificate of Title may still be used to sell/transfer/register motor vehicles.
  • The title issuance process will remain the same/unchanged.

Current Title (2016 Version)

  • Size: 7" x 8"
  • Color (front): Brown & Blue; Brown Border
  • Front Layout:
    • Limited space for ownership and vehicle information
    • “Brand” prints in two heading names
    • Space constraints allow only three brands (notations) to print, if applicable
  • Back Layout:
    • Limited space to record buyer/seller information
    • No variation of color to separate the different sections

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Old Title

New Title (Beginning January 2019)

  • Size: 8.5" x 11"
  • Color (front): Blue & Green; Blue Border
  • Front Layout:
    • Additional space for ownership and vehicle information
    • Using language consistent with Ohio Revised Code, “Notation” (instead of “Brand”) will print in two heading names
    • Extra space will allow for more than three notations to print, if applicable (Effective after the new title has been implemented throughout the state)
  • Back Layout:
    • Additional space to record buyer/seller information
    • Color-coded areas and additional instruction to differentiate the actions of the seller(s), buyer(s), and notary public/authorized officer
      • Seller = Green
      • Buyer = Blue
      • Notary Public/Authorized Officer = Gray
    • Larger notarizing areas with reminders to sign in front of a notary public/authorized officer

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New Title

Frequently Asked Questions

The look and size of the title will change.

No. The motor vehicle title issuance process through the Clerk of Courts offices will remain the same.

The primary differences include the size, color, layout, and amount of information and/or instruction included on the titles. Both titles may be used to sell/transfer/register motor vehicles. Please see title images and information above.

The new Ohio certificate of title will be introduced and implemented in phases beginning January 2019. During the implementation period, a customer requesting a motor vehicle title from a Clerk of Courts Title Office will receive either the current title (2016 version) or the new title (2019 version), depending on whether or not that county has converted to the new title.

No. Although the installation of new printers is needed and will occur during regular business hours, at least one printer in each office is expected to be functioning at all times so as to avoid closure of the offices. Therefore, customers should expect little, if any, down time.

Customers will not be required to get a new title issued for their motor vehicle if there is already a valid title issued for it. Previous versions of the Ohio Certificate of Title will continue to be valid and may be used to sell/transfer/register motor vehicles.

No. The title transaction fees will remain the same/unchanged.

It may. All dealers who utilize a DMS should sign into the Dealer Portal at www.OhioAutoDealers.com for more information and further instruction.

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