How to sign your District of Columbia title when selling your vehicle

The registered owner of the vehicle should complete the following east steps:
  1. Make sure to print (don’t sign) your name on the back of the title where it reads “Printed Name of Seller”.
  2. Now sign the back of the title where indicated by “Signature of seller”
If there is more than one owner of the vehicle, both must sign the title. Click to enlargeDC_title

How to get a duplicate title for my vehicle

If the vehicle was last titled in a state other than The District of Columbia, you must apply for a duplicate title in the previous state in which the vehicle was last titled.
The registered owner of the vehicle may choose to do one of the following:
Fill out the District of Columbia Duplicate Title online form, or Mail the required documents with required fees to

P.O. Box 90120
Washington, DC, 20090

Please note that titles will be mailed within 10 days of processing. The fee is $26.00 paid to the DC department of motor vehicles