North Dakota Probate Form

Application For Certificate Of Title & Registration Of A Vehicle (N/a)

Everything you need to know about North Dakota Form Application For Certificate Of Title & Registration Of A Vehicle (N/a), including helpful tips, fast facts & deadlines, how to fill it out, where to submit it and other related ND probate forms.

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About Application For Certificate Of Title & Registration Of A Vehicle (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 Certificate Of Title & Registration Of A Vehicle (N/a) is a commonly used form within North Dakota. 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 Certificate Of Title & Registration Of A Vehicle (N/a)

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

  • This form pertains to the State of North Dakota

  • 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 North Dakota’s Form Application For Certificate Of Title & Registration Of A Vehicle (N/a) up to date, certain details can change from time-to-time with little or no communication.

How to file Form Application For Certificate Of Title & Registration Of A Vehicle (N/a)

Step 1 - Download the correct North Dakota 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 North Dakota 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 Certificate Of Title & Registration Of A Vehicle (N/a), take a break, and then review. Probate and estate settlement processes in ND 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 Certificate Of Title & Registration Of A Vehicle (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 Certificate Of Title & Registration Of A Vehicle (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 Certificate Of Title & Registration Of A Vehicle (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 North Dakota.

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

  1. The sooner you begin, the faster North Dakota 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 North Dakota. 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 North Dakota 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 North Dakota 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 North Dakota probate clerk or court for exact answers regarding Form Application For Certificate Of Title & Registration Of A Vehicle (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 Certificate Of Title & Registration Of A Vehicle (N/a) is one of the many probate court forms available for download through Atticus.

It may also be available through some North Dakota 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 North Dakota.

While Atticus automatically provides the latest forms, be sure to choose the correct version of Form Application For Certificate Of Title & Registration Of A Vehicle (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 North Dakota probate court office.

Application For Certificate Of Title & Registration Of A Vehicle (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 North Dakota-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 Certificate Of Title & Registration Of A Vehicle (N/a) is a probate form in North Dakota.

  • North Dakota 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 North Dakota.

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

Frequently Asked Questions about Application For Certificate Of Title & Registration Of A Vehicle (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 Certificate Of Title & Registration Of A Vehicle (N/a)

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

MOTOR VEHICLE DIVISION ND DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION 608 E BOULEVARD AVE BISMARCK ND 58505-0780 Telephone (701) 328-2725 Website: (Check only one) SEE INSTRUCTIONS ON REVERSE SIDE. Duplicate plates, tabs & registration card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Duplicate title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Duplicate registration card only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Duplicate tabs & registration card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Title Process Vehicle Registration Registration Change - Reason: Utility Trailer License $5 Permanent Trailer Plate - Check one: Farm Semi REQUIRED: Reason for Duplicate (Circle: lost, stolen, mutilated) DO NOT SEND CASH $5.00 $3.00 $2.00 $5.00 APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATE OF TITLE & REGISTRATION OF A VEHICLE North Dakota Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle SFN 2872 (7-2021) I. This Application is for: II. Applicant Information Applicant's Legal Name Individual (first, middle, last)BusinessLessorTrustGovt. Driver's LicenseFEIN Telephone Number Mailing Address CityStateZIP Code County Mailing Address City StateZIP CodeCounty Or And And/Joint Tenants with Right of Survivorship Vehicle is Leased Must Check One (If Co-Applicant is included on application) Co-Applicant's Legal Name Individual (first, middle, last)BusinessLesseeTrustGovt. Driver's LicenseFEIN Telephone Number III. Vehicle Information North Dakota Title Number Year Make ModelBody Style Vehicle Identification Number Color WeightPrevious Weight Motor Home/Trailer LengthND License Plate NumberCredit Plate Number Date 1st used on ND Highways Odometer Reading Odometer Indicator (Check One) Actual MileageExceeds Mechanical LimitsNot Actual Fuel Type Electric Plug-In HybridOther Straddle Side by Side ATV/UTV Only Full Purchase Price (less Rebate) Less Trade-In Allowance Less Total Loss Allowance Difference / Subtotal Tax (5% of Difference / Subtotal) Vehicle License Fee SRP($25.00) License Plate Credit Amount Branch Fee Duplicate Plate Fee($5.00) Abandoned Vehicle Disposal Fee ($1.50) Title Fee ($5.00) TOTAL FEES DUE: DO NOT SEND CASH Tax Exempt (see instructions on reverse) VIN of Trade-In Year and Make of Trade-In Plate or Credit Transfer Fee($5.00) IV. Motor Vehicle Purchaser's Certificate ATTENTION TRUCK OWNERS HAULING HAZARDOUS MATERIALS: I declare, with my signature on this application that I am knowledgeable of the Federal or State Motor Carrier and Hazardous Materials Safety Regulations. V. Dealer and Lienholder Information Date Acquired Check One New Vehicle Used Vehicle Acquired From First Lienholder Mailing Address City StateZIP Code ND Dealer No. VI. PENALTY: Any person making any false statement on this application for license or title for which another penalty is not specifically provided is guilty of a class B misdemeanor. NDCC Chapters 39-04 and 39-05. Applicant certifies this vehicle will be insured as required by law. The applicant, under penalties of law and as rightful owner of the vehicle described on this application declares that the information set forth is correct. If vehicle is company owned, company name and title of authorized agent signing the application must be noted. NDCC Chapter 57-40.3-08. Submitting this application presumes this vehicle is being driven on North Dakota streets and highways. Signature Date Business Name (If applicable) SFN 2872 (7-2021) Page 2 of 2 (CONTINUATION OF MOTOR VEHICLE PURCHASER'S CERTIFICATE) If vehicle is exempt from tax, enter number corresponding to exemption in Section IV. (front of this form) 1.Spouse Gift from:Parent(s) Child Sibling(s) 3. Inheritance Marriage Adoption Court Order 18. Newly formed Partnership Corporation Date formed: Corporation 21. Assembled vehicles by motor vehicle dealer (SFN 21859 required) 22. Transfer into family trust 23.Military home of record: 24. Mobile Home (SFN 3004 required) or Manufactured Home (SFN 53658 required) EntryDischarge (SFN 17147 required) 25. North Dakota political subdivisions 26. Repossession (SFN 2880 required) 27. Non-resident military lease 28. Total loss settlement or Salvaged 29. Other - Specify (Check One) (Check One) 5.Vehicle acquired through a lease purchase agreement (Check one) A.If tax was paid on the total lease consideration, tax is due on the lease buyout amount. B.If tax was paid on the full purchase price and you have been in possession of the vehicle over one year, no tax is due. C.If tax was paid on the full purchase price and you have been in possession of the vehicle for less than one year, tax is due on the lease buyout amount. 6.State Fleet 7.Lien change --- CURRENT ODOMETER READING 8.Interstate carriers --- Account Number: 9.Tax paid to state that grants reciprocity to North Dakota (Proof required) 10.Public Transportation provided under contract with NDDOT 11.Dealer resale - USED vehicle 12.Dealer resale - NEW vehicle 13. Tribal (SFN 18085 required) VIII. Damage Disclosure NDCC 39-05-17.2 The damage disclosure law includes passenger cars, trucks, pickup trucks, motorcycles, and motor homes that are less than nine years old. It EXCLUDES all trailers, off-highway vehicles, and snowmobiles. A Damage/Salvage Disclosure Statement (SFN 18609) must be completed. Motor vehicle body damage disclosure requirements apply only to the transfer of certificate of title on vehicles less than nine (9) model years old. If applicable, please submit SFN 18609 Damage Disclosure Statement with this application. Any person who makes a false statement on this form is guilty of a Class A Misdemeanor. Instructions: SECTION NO. I.Check the type of application you are submitting (check only one). II.Complete applicant information in FULL for each owner. III.Complete ALL applicable vehicle information. Odometer reading required on all vehicles 2011 and newer. IV.Complete ALL applicable purchaser's certificate information. •Abandoned vehicle disposal fee of $1.50 is due on all new and out-of-state passengers, trucks, buses, and motorhomes when first titled in North Dakota. •Title fee is $5.00. •Enter license fee and pay applicable plate credit using the appropriate fee schedule. •If applying plate credit, enter $5.00 plate transfer fee. •If a trade allowance, year, make, and VIN are required. •Enter the appropriate tax exemption number if an exemption for tax is claimed (see tax exemptions Section VII). V.Complete ALL applicable dealer and lienholder information. If needing to add a second lienholder complete SFN 2475 Part 3: Purchaser's Certification and Application to include all lienholders. VI.Application must be signed with applicant's legal signature and dated. VII.Applicable tax exemptions. VIII.Damage Disclosure statement SFN 18609 must be completed for all vehicles less than nine (9) model years old. Gift to (Specify relationship between ALL NEW owners Grandparent(s) Grandchild 2. Joint Tenants with Right of Survivorship and now vehicle is being put in one name only 4. Change of name by: 14. Disabled American Veteran or Former Prisoner of War - Letter of Eligibility from the Department of Veteran's Affairs is required 15. Nonprofit senior citizens' or mobility impaired persons' corporation owned vehicle used for the transportation of the elderly or disabled 16. Mobility impaired person(s) purchasing specially equipped vehicle 17. Homemade vehicle Partnership 19. Dissolved 20. Parochial or private non-profit school buses Date dissolved: 30. Spousal Transfer due to Divorce (copy of divorce decree required)

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