How to Transfer Title after a Car Owner Dies
By Andrew Jackson, Esq.
August 12th, 2019
the title of a decedent’s vehicle is relatively easy in Florida, courtesy of
Florida Statute 319.28. The initial step
in transferring a vehicle title is assessing the ownership. If the
vehicle is owned jointly, then it automatically passes to the co-owner by
operation of law at death.
For example, a vehicle titled John Smith and Mary Smith
automatically passes to Mary Smith upon John Smith’s passing and vice
versa. Contact the DMV to update the title along with a death
certificate. Form 82152 can be used by
surviving spouses. The DMV’s website is
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