I just paid off my car and the lender sent me a letter and said I need to take it to the DMV. Are you able to release the title at that point? In the past, lenders will mail me the title.

A) Yes, your lender is able to release the title to you at that point. However, the process of getting the title may vary depending on your state’s laws. In some states, the lender will automatically send you the title once they receive notification that your loan has been paid in full. In other states, you may need to take the letter from your lender to the DMV and apply for a new title.

Here are the steps on how to get a title after paying off your car loan:

  1. Contact your lender and request a lien release letter.
  2. Take the lien release letter to your state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
  3. Fill out the application for a new title.
  4. Pay the title fee.
  5. The DMV will issue you a new title in your name.

The amount of time it takes to get a new title after paying off your car loan will vary depending on your state’s laws. In some states, it can take as little as a few days, while in others it can take several weeks.

Here are some tips for getting a new title quickly:

  • Contact your lender as soon as you make your final payment.
  • Make sure you have all the required paperwork, including the lien release letter and a copy of your current title.
  • Be prepared to pay the title fee.
  • If you are in a hurry, you may want to expedite the process by paying an additional fee.

Once you have your new title, you should update your car insurance and registration. You should also keep the lien release letter in a safe place in case you need it in the future.

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