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My grandmother passed away, I can't locate the title to her

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My grandmother passed away, I can't locate the title to her car. I want to request a copy and then sell the car. I have received form PC-255 with court seal from probate, is there anything else I need to get title? I'm in Connecticut
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Customer: Connecticut
JA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?
Customer: I have death certificate and the PC-255 form
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My sympathies for the loss of your grandmother.

If the title cannot be located, the legal representative of the estate may apply for a new title; that process is here:

http://www.ct.gov/dmv/cwp/view.asp?a=816&q=244690

Once the title is received, the representative can sign the title after presenting proof of authority; here is a list of satisfactory proof of authority:

http://www.ct.gov/dmv/cwp/view.asp?a=816&q=244696

specifically:

A original certified document of the probate document naming the Administrator or Executor of the estate will be required at the time the vehicle is being registered. Following is a list of acceptable probate court documents for this purpose:

  • PC-160 Decree
  • PC-212B Petitioner's Probate Certificate
  • PC-260 Decree Granting Administration of Probate Will
  • PC-264 or PC-264S Decree/Transfer of Personal Property Without Probate Proceedings
  • PC-450 Fiduciary's Probate Certificate

please see:

http://www.ct.gov/dmv/cwp/view.asp?a=810&q=245070

for a list of documents needed for the recipient.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I was told to fill out form pc 212, which I did and received form pc 255, which is not on the list of accepted forms for transfer. How do I get pc 264 form?

This form is filed with the court and then they will issue the PC 264 upon request.

Here is the probate clerk's manual - please see page 5

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