How to Sign Your Title in North Carolina

Wondering where to sign your North Carolina title? Below is a quick guide to help you with the process.

Where To Sign

For you to sell a vehicle in North Carolina, you title must be notarized before a public notary to verify and certify your signature.

You can access a notary from your post office or your local bank and use their services for a small fee.

Find the section that reads ‘SELLER’s SIGNATURE’, on the back of your document, on the top right side.

Important Tips About Signatures On The Title

  • Signatures must be similar. Always check to ensure that you are signing correctly and accurately before you can sign the title.
  • Alien holders that have been listed on your title must be the ones to sign off the title. However, if the alien holder is not available or cannot sign, you will require to have the original lien release from the lien holder.
  • You must sign in the presence of a notary.

Where To Print Your Name

On the back of your Delaware title, find a field that reads ‘SELLER(s) HAND PRINTED NAME(s)’ below the signature section and print your name.

Important Tips About Names

  • Ensure that the owner(s) name in the front of your title is an exact match of the seller’s name at the back of the title.
  • For multiple owners let’s say it reads ‘your name AND other owners name’ at the front of the title, both you and the other listed owner must sign the title.  

What If You Don’t Have A Title?

The North Carolina DMV demands that you provide a title before you can sell a vehicle.

However, if you might have misplaced or lost the title, you can get a duplicate copy from the North Carolina DMV

Duplicate Time

By mail (15 days)

In person (15 days)



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