DMV: When a Title is Not Needed

When a Title Is Not Needed

SERVICE ADVISORY:  DMV will close for the Labor Day holiday as usual on Friday, Sept. 4, at 12:30 p.m. and will not have its half-day office hours the next day, Saturday. This follows contractual agreements related to state and federal holidays that occur on Mondays as Labor Day does. Offices will reopen Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 7:45 a.m. 

According to Connecticut State Law Title 14 Sec. 14-166 exempted vehicles: the acquisition of a certificate of title shall not be required for the following:

  1. A vehicle owned by the United States, unless it is registered in this state.
  2. A vehicle owned by a manufacturer or dealer and held for sale, even though incidentally moved on the highway or used for purposes of testing or demonstration; or a vehicle used by a manufacturer solely for testing.
  3. A vehicle owned by a nonresident of this state and not required by law to be registered in this state.
  4. A vehicle regularly engaged in the interstate transportation of persons or property for which a currently effective certificate of title has been issued in another state.
  5. A vehicle moved solely by animal power.
  6. An implement of husbandry.
  7. Special mobile equipment.
  8. A self-propelled wheel chair or invalid tricycle.
  9. Any trailer having a gross weight not in excess of 3,000 lbs.
  10. Any vehicle for which a temporary registration has been issued pursuant to Connectict State Law Title 14 Sec. 14-12 for the purpose of permitting a non-resident owner who purchases a vehicle in Connecticut to transport such vehicle to such owner’s home state.
  11. A motor vehicle owned by the state or any town, city or borough within the state.
  12. A motor vehicle registered temporarily for inspection purposes pursuant to Connecticut State Law Title 14 Sec. 14-12.
  13. A snowmobile or ATV

The acquisition of a certificate of title for over 20 model years old is not required. Please contact the DMV's Title Division with any questions at 860-263-5710.

Content Last Modified on 7/30/2015 11:22:35 AM