New York Probate Form

Application For Title (N/a)

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

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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 New York

  • 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 New York’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 New York 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 New York 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 NY 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 New York.

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

  1. The sooner you begin, the faster New York 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 New York. 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 New York 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 New York 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 New York 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 New York 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 New York.

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 New York 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 New York-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 New York.

  • Use to register vehicles, renew vehicle registration, amend or request duplicate vehicle registration

  • New York 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 New York.

  • 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 New York, especially without guidance, can take years to finish and cost upwards of $14,000.

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

Use to register vehicles, renew vehicle registration, amend or request duplicate vehicle registration

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 New York 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.

COMPLETE BOTH SIDES If YES - Complete sections 1-4 of this form. Note: If this vehicle is a pick-up truck that is never used for commercial purposes and does not have advertising on any part of the truck, you are eligible for passenger plates or commercial plates. Select one: o Passenger Plates o Commercial Plates oGas oDiesel oElectric oFlex oCNG oPropane oNone oOther_________________ Year Make Color Unladen Weight Cylinders Maximum Gross Weight NAME OF PRIMARY REGISTRANT (Last, First, Middle or Business Name) NYS driver license ID number of PRIMARY REGISTRANT For trailers & commercial vehicles For commercial vehicles Office Use Only VEHICLE DESCRIPTION Body Type (mark one) Type of Power (Fuel) VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER Odometer Reading in Miles Mileage Brand o A o E o N Axles Distance PAGE 1 OF 2 MV-82 (11/23) Adult Seating Capacity (Including Driver) NAME OF CO-REGISTRANT (Last, First, Middle) NYS driver license ID number of CO-REGISTRANT EMAIL ADDRESS CHANGE? o YES o NO THE ADDRESS WHERE PRIMARY REGISTRANT GETS MAIL Apt. No.City or TownStateZip Code Apt. No.City or TownStateZip Code THE ADDRESS WHERE PRIMARY REGISTRANT RESIDES IF DIFFERENT FROM THE MAILING ADDRESS. (DO NOT GIVE A P.O. BOX.) (Include Street Number and Name, Rural Delivery or box number. This address will be on the document.) o Trailer o Motorcycle o Tow o 2-Door o 4-Door o Pick-up o Van oConvertible oSuburban/SUV o Limo Name Change Yes o No o Month Day Year DATE OF BIRTH Month Day Year DATE OF BIRTH TELEPHONE or MOBILE PHONE NUMBER Area Code o Other REGISTER A VEHICLE CHANGE A REGISTRATION RENEW A REGISTRATION GET A TITLE ONLY Current Plate Number FORMER NAME (If name was changed you must present proof) REPLACE LOST OR DAMAGED ITEMS TRANSFER PLATES A. Is this vehicle being registered only for personal use? o Yes o No B. Complete the Certification in Section 6. C. Refer to form MV-82.1 Registering/Titling a Vehicle in New York State for information to complete this form. I WANT TO: o Renewal o Renew W/RR o Lease Buyout o Sales Tax with Title o Sales Tax Only without Title Class Three of Name Batch File No. oActivity o Activity W/RR oOrig o Dup Office Use Only Name Change Yes o No o VEHICLE REGISTRATION/TITLE APPLICATION If NO - Complete sections 1-5 of this form. IMPORTANT: If your vehicle is a limousine, stretch limousine or otherwise altered to increase the seating capacity, you must present to the DMV office a photograph or copy of all labels or plates (normally found on the driver’s door or door post). If the vehicle is a limousine, stretch limousine or otherwise altered and now has an adult seating capacity of 9 or more (including the driver), you must show the original NYS DOT Inspection Receipt OR a NYS DOT Exemption Letter. SECTION 1 INSTRUCTIONS SECTION 2 SECTION 3 County of Residence If the OWNER of the vehicle is DIFFERENT from the REGISTRANT, the OWNER must complete this section. (Signature of ALL owner(s) and proof of ID required when first applying for a NYS title. See form ID-82 - Proofs of Identity for Registration and Title.) (Date) (Include the Street Number and Name, Rural Delivery or box number) Apt. No.City or TownStateZip Code County THE ADDRESS WHERE PRIMARY OWNER GETS MAIL NAME OF PRIMARY OWNER (Last, First, Middle) REGISTRATION AUTHORIZATION oMy signature authorizes the person(s) named in Section 1 to register this vehicle in that person’s name. I have provided the current ownership document. NAME OF CO-OWNER PRIMARY OWNER NYS License Number Month Day Year PRIMARY OWNER DATE OF BIRTH X PRIMARY OWNER SEX Issuance State Title OFFICE USE ONLY Lien Lien Number Lien Release Prior Owner Special Conditions Sales Tax Proof Submitted Reg/Title ______________________________ State_________________ ATBVCFCOEOEXFL IONENFNRNUOPOV PAPIPKRCRESCSO SPSRSSSVTETLTO TPTRTXXRX6WO Ins. Co. Code StatusValue ($) RateJurisdictionOut of StateAudit New Plate New Class Stop/Response/Scoff Law Approved By Date Is this vehicle a limousine, stretch limousine or otherwise altered to increase seating capacity? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . If YES , include a picture of the required Federal Alterer’s Safety Certification (normally found on the driver’s door or door post) in accordance with VTL §401. Yes o No o If YES , is this limousine, stretch limousine or otherwise altered vehicle equipped with safety belts at all occupant seating positions? . . . . . . Yes o No o M F X o o o SEX M F X o o o SEX M F X o o o PRINT CLEARLY IN BLUE OR BLACK INK This form is available at CERTIFICATION MV-82 (11/23) PAGE 2 OF 2 Has this vehicle been modified from the original manufacturer specifications without extending the chassis or lengthening the wheel base? (Examples include: color changes, added seats, permanently mounted camping equipment, multi-stage vehicles.) If “Yes,” describe the modifications: Vehicle is used in New York City, Westchester, or Nassau counties. Vehicle is used as a contract carrier in NYC (commuter van with seating capacity between 9 and 14). You are eligible for LIVERY plates. Vehicle is used for pick up in a jurisdiction that regulates taxis other than NYC, Westchester county, or Nassau county. I certify that the information I have given on this application and on any documentation provided in support of this application is true and complete. I certify that the vehicle is fully equipped as required by the Vehicle and Traffic Law, and has passed the required New York State inspection, or has qualified for a time extension (form VS-1077) and will be inspected within 10 days. I also certify that appropriate insurance coverage is in effect, and that the vehicle will be operated in accordance with the Vehicle and Traffic Law. If I am applying for replacement registration items, I certify that the registration is not currently under suspension or revocation. If I have plates in a series reserved for a special group, I certify that I am still eligible to receive them, and that I have only one set of these plates. If I am using a credit card for payment of any fees in connection with this application, I understand that my signature below also authorizes use of my credit card. WARNING: Intentionally making a false statement or providing false or misleading information in connection with this application is a criminal offense that may subject you to prosecution under the law. Ambulance Ambulette* Hearse NON-PERSONAL VEHICLE USE * Vehicles that transport passengers may require NYS DOT Operating Authority (see, NYS DOT Inspection (see and/or be subject to Article 19-A requirements (see Combination Hearse/Invalid Coach * Check one: A commercial tow truck with a gross vehicle weight rating of at least 8,600 pounds Used only as a farm vehicle (form MV-260F, Part 1 must be submitted) Used only as an agricultural truck or agricultural trailer Operates as a taxi* (you must complete the “Taxis Only” section below) Used to transport passengers* (Bus, Livery, School Bus, School Car) Rented without a driver (private rental) Used to pick up passengers for compensation only in jurisdictions that do not regulate taxis* Other - describe the use: For Hire (direct or indirect compensation) - Submit an FH Certificate Not For Hire - Submit a current and valid NYS Insurance ID Card DOT Operation - Submit and record the NYS DOT Permit and/or the Federal DOT Permit number: DAMAGE DISCLOSURE VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS TAXIS ONLY (check one) Has the vehicle been wrecked, destroyed, or damaged to such an extent that the total estimate, or actual cost, of parts and labor to rebuild or reconstruct the vehicle to the condition it was in before an accident, and to make the vehicle legal to operate on the road or highways, is more than 75% of the retail value of the vehicle at the time of loss? If you marked YES , the vehicle must have an anti-theft examination before it is registered. The title that is issued will have the statement “Rebuilt Salvage” on it. o Yes o No o Yes o No (Print Name in Full - if registering for a corporation, print your full name and title) Additional Signature Print Name Here X X (Print Name in Full) (Sign Here - Additional signature required for a partnership or if registering this vehicle in more than one name.) Print Additional Name Here (Sign Here) Sign Here SECTION 4 SECTION 5 SECTION 6 reset / clear NAME OF PRIMARY REGISTRANT (Last, First, Middle or Business Name) reset/clear

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