How to Get a Title Notarized Without the Seller?

In order to get a title notarized without the seller, you need to go through the proper channels. You’ll need to check with your state’s Department of Motor Vehicles to find out what kind of documentation they require in order to do this.

Once you have all of the proper documentation and signatures, you can take it to your local bank or credit union and ask them to notarize it for you. You’ll need to make sure that whoever is signing on behalf of the seller is authorized by them to do so. See this guide for what to do when selling a car privately including name transfer, keeping your car insured, legal and roadworthy. 

You’ll also need to have the documents notarized by someone who has been authorized by the state as an official notary public. If possible, try and have someone who knows both parties sign off on these documents as well this will help ensure that everything goes smoothly when it comes time for them to sign over their rights.

What do you need to know about getting a title notarized?

You’ll need to get the seller’s signature on the title paperwork. You can do this by asking them to sign in front of a Notary Public or at your local DMV. Then, you’ll need to get a copy of the signature and make sure it matches the one on file at the DMV.

You’ll also want to make sure that there are no liens or judgments against the car before you buy it and even if there are none now, there may be some later on down the line.

To avoid any surprises later on down the road, ask for an assurance from the seller that there are no liens or judgments against them personally or against someone else with whom they have shared ownership of this vehicle.

If they’re not willing to give you such an assurance, walk away from this deal! It’s better than getting sued later on down the road.

How many days before closing can I get my title notarized?

The date of your closing is set at the time you sign your purchase agreement, but sometimes things happen and that date may change. If you’re not sure about whether or not your closing will be delayed, talk to your agent about how long it typically takes for a title to be notarized before closing and if there are any exceptions.

Most titles are notarized within a few days of being recorded in the county land records office, but some states require more than one copy of the title to be notarized. You can ask an experienced real estate attorney in your area or contact us today!

Make sure the title is signed and notarized

You’ll want to make sure that your title has been signed by both parties involved in the sale of you and the seller. This means that neither party can change the terms of sale after it has been signed.

Once they’ve notarized your signature on your title, go back to the seller and let them know that they should sign it again after they’ve received it back from their bank or credit union with notarial certification on it.

Then they can take this newly signed copy with them when they go register their vehicle with their state’s DMV office. You’ll want to bring your signed title to your local bank or credit union and ask them if they offer notary services. Most will do so for a small fee.

Working with a title company

When you’re buying a home, you’ll need to have your title notarized. This means that the seller will sign over the deed to you, and then a notary will stamp it and make sure it’s valid.

If you’re working with a title company, they’ll be able to help you get your title notarized without having to involve the seller. They’ll take care of all of the paperwork, so all you have to do is sign it!

What to do if you don’t have a title?

If you’re buying a car from a private seller, the title may not be available. This means you can’t get a title notarized. You’ll have to find another way to confirm ownership and ensure that the seller is actually selling what they say they are.

You can ask for proof of ownership in the form of an original bill of sale or some other kind of documentation that supports their claim to the car. Get in touch with your state’s Department of Motor Vehicles about how to obtain this type of documentation.

There may be fees involved, but it will be worth it if it saves you from getting scammed out of thousands of dollars!

Make sure it’s notarized by a notary public

Notaries are individuals who have been authorized by the government to certify documents as valid. They can be lawyers, real estate agents, or any other person with a professional relationship with you.

You can find notaries at banks, law offices, and even sometimes at grocery stores. When you meet with your notary, bring along all of the documents that prove ownership of the property the deed, and any other documents like tax assessments or surveys.

The notary will look these over and ask you questions about them to make sure they’re authentic and accurate. Once they’re satisfied with their authenticity, they’ll sign their name on each page of the document in order to verify its legitimacy.

This is what makes it legal proof of ownership. Once everything is signed off on by both parties (seller and buyer), then you’ll have all your documentation ready for transfer.


You can get a title notarized without the seller by following the steps above. By taking these steps, you will be able to secure your home and ensure that it is yours as soon as possible.

Steven Hatman
Steven Hatman

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