How to Transfer a Car, Truck or Motorcycle in Oklahoma Without Probate or a Will

Oklahoma allows an owner of a car, truck, motorhome, or motorcycle to name a beneficiary who will receive it upon the death of the owner. This is an easy way to avoid probate for an asset that is often troublesome. All you need to have are:

  • The Vehicle Identification Number
  • Make, Model and Year
  • The Tag Information
  • Beneficiary’s Name and Address

Have your form completed and ready for submission in five minutes. It will be delivered to your email and ready to print in a PDF format.

This is incredibly simple. Just make sure that your beneficiary knows about this. He or she will need to have you death certificate, an affidavit supplied by the tag agency, proof of insurance and your death certificate to transfer title.

You can change your mind and sell or give the vehicle away without your beneficiary’s permission. You can also name a new beneficiary if circumstances change. One hitch, if there is a lien on the vehicle at your death, then that must be paid off in advance.

By Richard Winblad

Richard Winblad is a lifelong Oklahoma City Metro resident with a law practice focused on Elder Law and Estate Planning. His practice focus helping seniors and veterans by giving sound legal estate planning advice including Medicaid Estate Planning and Veteran’s Benefit Qualification. In 1984, Richard graduated from OSU with an undergraduate degree in Business he later sought and earned a Law Degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1992. His practice is based in Edmond and is held in a beautiful pre-statehood home close to UCO at 102 E. Thatcher. He is president of the Oklahoma City Commercial Lawyers Association, a group that provides legal an ethical training for attorneys. He is also a member of “Lawyers with Purpose”, an organization that provides in depth training and support to attorneys who practice in the area of elder law. He received an AV Preeminent® rating by his peers through Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™. Dedicated to educating the public, Richard does workshops and presentations all around the state for professionals and laypersons. These programs provide vital information to our veterans and seniors as they look forward in planning living and financial needs that fit their desires.