Hi and welcome to JA. I am Ray and will be the expert helping you today.Here are the steps and things you need to transfer the car title according to DMV here in Tennessee..
Locate the title and any applicable legal documents related to the death, such as the death certificate, a will, and any documents naming you as the power of attorney or executor of the estate
Complete and have notarized an Affidavit of Inheritance (Form RV-F1310501), if there was no will left by the deceased.
Visit your County Clerk’s office with the above documents, possible whomever is the power of attorney or executor of the estate, and:
Proofs of identification and residency.
The titling fee of $11 and your County Clerk’s fee.
Any required taxes (see below).
Any license plate you’d like to transfer to the vehicle.
Here is the DMV site with the forms referenced above.See under inheriting a car..
This should allow for transfer of the car title when the time comes to do so.If you cannot locate the original title you can order a duplicate title and use that instead.
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