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Transfer of Decedent

When the title is only in the decedent's name, transfer of ownership can occur after an individual has been appointed by the court. Once appointed said individual, serving as the personal representative for the decedent, may legally assign the title to the new owner. The letter of appointment by the court for this individual must be attached to the title when it is presented to the Dawson County Treasurer's Office. The appointment of the personal representative terminates one year after the closing statement is filed in court.

If the total value of all personal property in the decedent's estate does not exceed $50,000 and the title was issued in the decedent's name alone, the vehicle may be transferred without probate to a successor by submitting an Affidavit for Transfer of Decedent's Motor Vehicle.

Before the person claiming to be the successor of the decedent submits the Affidavit, the following items must be satisfied:

  • Thirty (30) days must have elapsed since the death.
  • No petition for the appointment of a personal representative is pending or has been granted.
  • The Nebraska Certificate of Title is in the decedent's name alone.
  • The Death Certificate must be attached to the completed Affidavit.
  • Affidavit for Transfer must be completed including the signature of the successor which must be notarized.
  • A completed Application for Certificate of Title has been completed by the successor.

The successor must reside in Dawson County.

The fee for a Certificate of Title is $10.00