If the owner does not have a Certificate of Title for a motor vehicle which was manufactured prior to 1940 and which has not had any major component part replaced and a Nebraska Certificate of Title has not been issued during the preceding thirty-year period, proper evidence of ownership is all of the following:
- A notarized bill of sale
- An Affidavit of Transfer for an Antique Motor Vehicle
- Sheriff’s Inspection (refer to Vehicle Inspections)
- Statement from the Department of Motor Vehicles that no Nebraska Certificate of Title has been issued during the preceding thirty-year period (see Vehicle Record Requests for information on how to request a copy of a vehicle record, if no record is found this Statement will be provided to you)
The transferor may sell the motor vehicle using the bill of sale and the transferee may apply for the Certificate of Title.
If a major component part has been replaced, please refer to Assembled Motor Vehicles and Assembled Classic Motor Vehicles.
If the purchaser was not provided with the appropriate documents to provide evidence of ownership, he/she may be eligible for a Bonded Certificate of Title.
If the vehicle is coming into Nebraska from another state, the owner must have a valid Certificate of Title or registration from that state.
Questions regarding Certificates of Title for Antique Motor Vehicles may be addressed by email or by phone at (402) 471-3918.