Delaware Probate Form

Application For Title (N/a)

Everything you need to know about Delaware Form Application For Title (N/a), including helpful tips, fast facts & deadlines, how to fill it out, where to submit it and other related DE probate forms.

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About Application For Title (N/a)

There are all sorts of forms executors, beneficiaries, and probate court clerks have to fill out and correspond with during probate and estate settlement, including affidavits, letters, petitions, summons, orders, and notices.

Application For Title (N/a) is a commonly used form within Delaware. Here’s an overview of what the form is and means, including a breakdown of the situations when (or why) you may need to use it:

Atticus Fast Facts About Application For Title (N/a)

Sometimes it’s tough to find a quick summary— here’s the important details you should know about Application For Title (N/a):

  • This form pertains to the State of Delaware

  • The current version of this form was last revised on January 1, 1970

Government forms are not typically updated often, though when they are, it often happens rather quietly. While Atticus works hard to keep this information about Delaware’s Form Application For Title (N/a) up to date, certain details can change from time-to-time with little or no communication.

How to file Form Application For Title (N/a)

Step 1 - Download the correct Delaware form based on the name and ID if applicable

Double check that you have both the correct form name and the correct form ID. Some Delaware probate forms can look remarkably similar, so it’s best to double, even triple-check that you’re using the right one! Keep in mind that not all States have a standardized Form ID system for their probate forms.

Step 2 - Complete the Document

Fill out all relevant fields in Form Application For Title (N/a), take a break, and then review. Probate and estate settlement processes in DE are long enough to begin with, and making a silly error can push your timeline even farther back. No thank you!

Note: If you don’t currently know all of the answers and are accessing Form Application For Title (N/a) online, be sure to avoid closing the browser tab and potentially losing all your progress (or use a platform like Atticus to help avoid making mistakes).

Step 3 - Have Form witnessed or notarized (if required)

Some States and situations require particular forms to be notarized. If you have been instructed to get the document notarized or see it in writing on the document, then make sure to hire a local notary. There are max notary fees in the United States that are defined and set by local law. Take a look at our full guide to notary fees to make sure you aren’t overpaying or getting ripped off.

Step 4 - Submit Application For Title (N/a) to the relevant office

This is most often the local probate court where the decedent (person who passed away) is domiciled (permanently resides) or the institution involved with this particular form (e.g. a bank). Some offices allow you to submit forms online, other’s don’t, and we while we generally recommend going in-person to expedite the process, sometimes that simply isn’t an option.

It’s also a generally good idea to establish a positive working relationship with any probate clerk (unfortunately there’s enough people & process out there making things more difficult and unnecessarily confusing for them), so a best practice is to simply ask the probate clerk proactively exactly how and where they’d prefer you to submit all forms.

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When Application For Title (N/a) is due

Different probate forms or processes can require different deadlines or response times for completing the appropriate form.

While some steps in the process are bound to specific deadlines (like petitioning for probate, having to submit an inventory of assets, or filing applicable notices to creditors and beneficiaries), many probate forms or processes are not tied to a specific deadline since the scope of work can vary based on situational factors or requirements involved.

Either way, there are a bunch of practical reasons why personal representatives should work to complete each step as thoroughly and quickly as possible when completing probate in Delaware.

5 reasons you should submit this form as quickly as possible:

  1. The sooner you begin, the faster Delaware can allow heirs and beneficiaries to get their share of assets subject to probate. Acting promptly can also decrease the costs & overall mental fatigue through an otherwise burdensome process.

    Helpful Context: What’s the Difference Between Probate and Non-Probate Assets?

  2. In general, creditors of an estate usually have around 3-6 months from the time you file notice to creditors to file any claims for debt against the deceased’s assets. If they don’t, then that debt is forfeited (and more importantly, the executor won’t be held personally responsible). So doing this sooner means you have a better idea of who is owed what and ensures you won’t get a surprise collector months later.

  3. Not filing a will within 30 days (on average) could mean that the probate process proceeds according to intestate laws (laws that govern what happens to someone's stuff without a will) or is subject to unnecessary supervision by the probate court. And if you aren't directly related to the deceased (a.k.a. next of kin), this could also mean you lose your inheritance.

  4. It’s important to file any necessary state tax returns on behalf of the deceased or estate by the following tax season in Delaware. If you don’t, you could owe penalties and interest. This also includes any necessary federal tax returns such as Forms 1040, 1041, or even a Form 706 estate tax return.

  5. If a house in the State of Delaware is left empty (or abandoned) for a while, insurance can get dicey. For example, if the house burns down and no one has been there for a year, an insurance company may get out of paying your claim.

If you’re not using Atticus to get specific forms, deadlines, and timelines for Delaware probate, then try and stay as organized as possible, pay close attention to the dates mentioned in any correspondence you have with the State’s government officials, call the local Delaware probate clerk or court for exact answers regarding Form Application For Title (N/a), and when in doubt— consult a qualified trust & estates lawyer for that area.

How to Download, Open, and Edit this form Online

Application For Title (N/a) is one of the many probate court forms available for download through Atticus.

It may also be available through some Delaware probate court sites, such as . In order to access the latest version, be updated with any revisions, and get full instructions on how to complete each form, check out the Atticus Probate & Estate Settlement software or consider hiring a qualified legal expert locally within Delaware.

While Atticus automatically provides the latest forms, be sure to choose the correct version of Form Application For Title (N/a) f using any other site or resource in order to avoid having to re-complete the form process and/or make another trip to the Delaware probate court office.

Application For Title (N/a) is a .pdf, so opening it should be as simple as clicking “View Form” from within the Atticus app or by clicking the appropriate link found on any Delaware-provided government platform. Once you’ve opened the form, you should be able to directly edit the form before saving or printing.

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Did you know?

  • Form Application For Title (N/a) is a probate form in Delaware.

  • Delaware has multiple types of probate and the necessary forms depend on the unique aspects of each estate, such as type and value of assets, whether there was a valid will, who is serving as the personal representative or executor, and even whether or not they also live in Delaware.

  • During probate, all personal representatives and executives in are required to submit a detailed inventory of assets that must separate non-probate assets from probate assets.

  • Probate in Delaware, especially without guidance, can take years to finish and cost upwards of $14,000.

Frequently Asked Questions about Application For Title (N/a)

Probate is the government’s way of making sure that when a person dies, the right stuff goes to the right people (including the taxes the government wants).

All of that stuff is collectively known as someone’s “estate”, and it’s the job of the executor or personal representative to fill out all the forms and complete all the required steps to formally dissolve the estate. 

To get instant clarity on the entire probate process and get an idea of the steps, timeline, and best practices, read the Atticus Beginner’s Guide to Probate

The best place? Create an account in Atticus to start getting estate-specific advice. 

You may need a lawyer, you may not, and paying for one when you didn’t need it really hurts. Atticus makes sure you make  the best decisions (plus you can write it off as an executor expense).

We’ve also created a list of other probate services. Be sure to check it out!

An executor is named in someone’s will, and if the deceased didn’t have a will, then the spouse or other close family relative usually steps up to fulfill the role. If no one wants to do it, then a judge will appoint someone. 

The executor is responsible for the complete management of the probate process, including major responsibilities such as:

  • Creating an inventory of all probate assets.

  • Filling out all necessary forms

  • Paying off all estate debts and taxes

  • Submitting reports to the court and beneficiaries as requested

And much more. This process often stretches longer than a year. 

For an idea of what separates executors who succeed from those who make this way harder than it should be, visit our article, Executors of an Estate:
What they do & secrets to succeeding

The Exact Text on Form Application For Title (N/a)

Here’s the text, verbatim, that is found on Delaware Form Application For Title (N/a). You can use this to get an idea of the context of the form and what type of information is needed.

Print Name Sign Name Official Title City State ZIP Code Year: Vehicle Identification Number Date Signature of Applicant and/or Officer Officer Title Signature of Co-Applicant Parent or Guardian's consent if under 18 years of age DOB DOB Describe Vehicle Trade-In Selling Dealer's Name Dealer Number Address By Driver License No. and State (if not DE) Year Make TITLE, TAG & REGISTRATION NUMBER STATE Actual Not Actual Exempt/Not Required Exceeds Mechanical Limits Model\\u001d Federal DOT#: Color(s): SECURED PARTY NAMED (Lienholder Name and Address) If none, enter 'none' and initial The selling dealer can verify a VIN for new vehicles which have an MSO/CO by completing the above section of the application if an approved MOU is on file with the Division (dealer name and number, address, printed/signed name, title). If this is not completed, new vehicles require VIN verification at a Delaware DMV inspection lane. DMV USE ONLY Business License Verified NMVTIS Checked Division of Corp. Verified Associate Initials Date Yes No N/A Yes No N/A Yes No Application for Title STATE OF DELAWARE Division of Motor Vehicles Form No. 212 Yes No Street Title Brand: Type of Fuel: Body Style: TRADE-IN INFORMATION FOR DELAWARE REGISTERED VEHICLES ONLY Credit shall be given for only one motor vehicle or trailer per application Motor Vehicle Associate / Self-Inspect Technician Number of Passengers (buses only) Passenger Van Seats (8+) If yes, leasing company name: Brakes: Yes No (7UaiOeUV onO\\\\) Number of Axles: Tag Number: Retained Tag: Yes No Special Plate No.: Tag Background: No. of Months: Expiration Date: NAIC Code: Yearly Fee: Combination Vehicle: <HV 1R C\\u00122 DE Driver License No. and State (if not DE) DOCUMENT FEE RECORDING FORM Total Vehicle Price Less Trade-In Value (Credit shall be given for only one motor vehicle or trailer per application) Net Cost Document Fee Registration Fee Vanity Fee Retention Fee Title Fee Lien Fee Other Fee Total Amount Due City State ZIP CodeStreet Is the vehicle a lease: NAME: DELAWARE ADDRESS: MAILING ADDRESS: EMAIL ADDRESS: Odometer Reading: MaNe: 5eJLVtratLoQ :eLJKt: MGVWR: Tare Weight: Examined By: HOME PHONE: CELL PHONE: 09/2022 ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ _____________________________________ _______________________________ Form 212 is required to apply for a Delaware Title. Submit this completed application, proper identification and all supporting documents. Application must be completed in blue or black ink ONLY. No alterations, corrective tape, or erasable ink permitted. •Original Documents: These are required when a release of lien or when a Power of Attorney is used, and all title-related documents. •Originals or Certified Copies: These are required for court documents, such as divorce decrees and court orders. •Photocopies, Faxes, or Scans: These are acceptable when photo identification (ID) is required. Initial Delaware Title Form MV212 must be completed and submitted when applying for a Delaware title with an out-of-state (non-Delaware) title, Certificate of Origin/MSO or a Delaware title reassigned out of state. In-state title transfers do not require form MV212 to be submitted with the Delaware title. If mailing an application, fees must be paid in the form of a personal check, cashier’s check, or money order payable to Delaware DMV. Do not mail cash or credit card information. Vehicle Information The information provided must match the signed and executed documentation or the current Delaware record. Include all requested information: VIN, make, model, year of vehicle, body style, color, fuel type and odometer information. • Federal Law requires the current mileage must be provided upon transfer of ownership. Failure to complete this statement, or providing false information, may result in fines and/or imprisonment. When writing in the odometer reading, you are certifying the number reflects the actual mileage of the vehicle unless one of the following is checked: Not actual mileage or Mileage has exceeded mechanical limitations. • Tare Weight - The weight of the unit empty. (Shipping weight, curb weight, unladen weight are also acceptable) • MGVWR - The weight assigned by the vehicle manufacturer or fabricator and represents the maximum weight the vehicle can carry when loaded in accordance with Section 45 of Title 21 of the Delaware Code. • Registration Weight - Weight not to exceed MGVWR nor lower than Tare weight. • Axles – The number of axles on the vehicle, including the drive axle. • Combination Vehicle - If selecting combination vehicle, validation of ownership of a power unit or trailer registered in the applicant’s name is required in accordance with 21 Del. C. § 2104. Federal DOT # - A Federal DOT number will be required for all Delaware registered vehicles with registration weight of 10,001 to 80,000 pounds traveling interstate and operating while transporting passengers, cargo or hazardous materials for compensation. A Federal DOT number will be required for all Delaware registered vehicles with registration weight of 10,001 to 80,000 pounds traveling intrastate and operating while transporting more than 8 passengers or hazardous materials. Register at or contact the Eastern Service Center at 443-703-3523. **If applicant has a Federal DOT # the name must be an exact match on all documents. Trade-In Credit shall be given for only one motor vehicle or trailer per application. Vehicle information must be entered on MV212 and vehicle must be Delaware titled in applicants name for consideration in accordance with 30 Del. C. § 3001 and 30 Del. C. § 3002. Applicant(s) All applicant(s) listed on the MSO/title must sign the form 212. If an individual, provide the full legal name, driver license number, date of birth, residential address, official mailing address (if applicable), email address, and phone number. If a business entity, an officer from the company must sign as applicant and enter their official title. The residential address to title/register any vehicle must be a Delaware address. A PO Box or out of state address is only allowed for a mailing address. **If Power of Attorney is used, the applicant signature should read ‘applicant’s name, by authorized POA name, POA’. If the applicant is a business; the business must be registered with Delaware Division of Corporations, be in good standing, and have a current Delaware Business License in accordance with 21 Del. C. §2119. Leases If the vehicle is leased, the title/registration will read: ‘Leasing Company c/o individual/entity name’. The individual entity must be entered on the ‘Name’ line of this form. The residential address to title/register any vehicle must be a Delaware address. A PO Box or out of state address is only allowed for a mailing address. Applicant signature should be completed by the leasing company. If POA is used, applicant signature should read ‘leasing company name, by authorized POA name, POA’. Lienholder Information – The lienholder name and address entered on the MV212 and the MSO/Title must be exactly the same. Signature of Individual other than the owner(s) Signatures on the MSO/Title & MV212 signed by a representative must obtain and present an original, signed, and notarized Power of Attorney. Using Power(s) of Attorney: If a Power of Attorney (POA) is used, the above requirements apply for both the individual or the entity granting the POA and the individual or the entity being granted POA. For an individual, whether granting or being granted POA, a copy of photo ID is required. For an entity, whether granting or being granted POA, both a copy of the representative’s photo ID and a notarized letter of signature authority on company letterhead, connecting the signing representative to the entity, are required. The Power of Attorney must be either all typed or all handwritten and include all vehicle information. (POA available on DMV.DE.Gov under ‘Forms & Manuals’) **Individuals given a power of attorney directly or who are authorized to sign on behalf of a dealership must sign and print the names on the documents as follows: John Smith by Shannon L. McDonald POA John Smith by Shannon L. McDonald POA

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