If you are a resident of Nevada, a bonded title is a valuable method of vehicle title recovery available to you if you are lacking sufficient evidence of ownership.
Nevada bonded title requirements
There are minimal requirements to get a bonded title in Nevada, however, your vehicle must meet these specifications to be eligible:
- The vehicle must be operable
- The vehicle must be located in Nevada
- The applicant/owner must reside in Nevada
- Approved by the Title Research Section of the Nevada DMV
Steps to get a bonded title in Nevada
Once your vehicle is approved by the Title Research Section, begin the Affidavit for Bonded Vehicle Title (VP 271). When completing this document, read all section instructions before filling in any spaces. Many spaces on this form will be required to be completed by a DMV agent or other authorized state agent.
Not all states require an inspection, but to get a bonded title in Nevada, you must schedule an inspection according to NRS 482.220 standards with a DMV agent or other authorized state agent. At this appointment, be sure to bring along your Affidavit for Bonded Vehicle Title (VP 271) as the inspector will be required to complete a portion of this official document. Take photos of all four sides of the vehicle for reference and to include in your application.
Once your inspection is complete and you’ve completed the appropriate sections on your Affidavit for Bonded Vehicle Title, mail the application as well as other supporting ownership documents to the Title Research Section. After the agency approves your affidavit, they will contact you with the bond amount to purchase and return your documents.
Typically, the bond amount is required to be 1.5x the book value of the vehicle. Your DMV agent will tell you the type of book value to use for this calculation. Remember, you’re not actually required to pay 1.5x the value of the vehicle upfront, just a portion of that to secure the title bond. After your bond has been purchased, complete the Vehicle Bond Affidavit (VP 272) and have it notarized by a public notary or witnessed by a DMV agent. Last, return all documents to the Title Research Section of the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles to complete the application process.
The process to get a bonded title in Nevada is slightly more simple than in other states. If you are a resident of Nevada and you are missing sufficient evidence of ownership, consider obtaining a bonded title for your vehicle. After 3 years, you will be able to remove the BONDED stamp from the title and transfer it to a clean title. If it’s your car, you deserve a title in your name.
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