Last Updated on October 30, 2012
Title Requirements in Utah
The following list describes which vehicles are required to be titled in Utah:
- Vehicles - Every vehicle (including motor vehicles, motorcycles, trailers, semi-trailers, and manufactured homes) operated in Utah, regardless of model year, must be titled except non-commercial trailers that have an unladen weight of 750 pounds or less.
- Off-Highway Vehicles (OHV) - Every 1988 or newer OHV, including snowmobiles, operated in Utah must be titled. Though no title is issued to an OHV that is 1987 or older, registration requirements may still apply.
- Watercraft - Every 1985 or newer* watercraft operated in Utah waters must be titled except canoes and inflatable watercrafts powered by an outboard motor with 25 horsepower or less. Though no title is issued to a watercraft that is 1984 or older, registration requirements may still apply.
- Outboard Motors - Every 1985 or newer outboard motor operated in Utah waters must be titled except those with a manufacturer's listed horsepower of 25 or less.
Exceptions to Title Requirements
Campers and aircraft are not titled in Utah.
If you believe your vehicle qualifies for an exception to Utah's title requirements that is not listed above, please call (801) 297-7780 or 1-800-368-8824 to speak to a representative for more information.
Transferring Titles and Ownership
Though every situation is different, click on one of the common scenarios below to help you be prepared when you visit the DMV:
Buying and Selling Vehicles - Click here for important information you need to know before you buy or sell a vehicle in Utah.
Non-residents, Students, and Military Personnel - Click here for important information you need to know about titling or registering your vehicles in Utah.
Replace a Lost Utah Title - Replacing a lost or damaged title is easy, just click here to find out how.
Sales and Use Tax - Find out all about Utah's sales and use tax for vehicle purchases, including current rates.