An heir or heirs may transfer ownership of a vehicle when a decedent leaves solely-owned property not exceeding $50,000 in value. An heir may title the vehicle in his/her name as owner or may sign as heir to sell the vehicle. In both cases, Statement of Transfer of Vehicles to a Surviving Spouse, Domestic Partner or Heir form
MV2300 is required as a supporting document. A copy of the death certificate is not required when deceased owner was a Wisconsin resident and death occurred in Wisconsin. A death certificate may be required for residents of other states.
To transfer ownership to your name, submit:
- Statement of Transfer of Vehicles to a Surviving Spouse, Domestic Partner or Heir form
- Certificate of Title
- Wisconsin Title & License Plate Application form
- $69.50 transfer fee for each title transfer before 10/1/2019
$164.50 transfer fee for each title transfer on or after 10/1/2019
If the decedent's solely-owned property exceeds $50,000, the vehicle(s) must be transferred by submitting a copy of the personal representative papers, instead of the MV2300 form, along with the application. These papers are issued by the court identifying the individual(s) authorized to sign for the interest of the decedent. The personal representative will sign the title as seller and write "personal representative" after their name.
Also see information for vehicle transfers to a
surviving spouse or domestic partner.