Which states allow me to add a beneficiary to my vehicle?

In certain states, vehicle owners can register their cars and boats using a transfer-on-death (TOD) form provided by the state's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). An advantage to naming a TOD beneficiary is that after the owner’s death, no probate court proceeding is necessary to transfer the vehicle.

If your state allows it, you may consider naming a transfer-on-death (TOD) beneficiary for vehicles you own. This allows vehicles to be transferred to the beneficiaries you choose quickly and easily upon your death while avoiding probate.


Here is a list of 19 states with links to their state resources: 

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