West Virginia Probate Form

Application For Title (N/a)

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

Also known as "Form 1". This is a title application used anytime an out of state vehicle or any regular vehicle (not rental or lease) without a WV title is submitted.

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 West Virginia

  • 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 West Virginia’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 West Virginia 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 West Virginia 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 WV 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 West Virginia.

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

  1. The sooner you begin, the faster West Virginia 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 West Virginia. 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 West Virginia 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 West Virginia 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 West Virginia 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 West Virginia 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 West Virginia.

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 West Virginia 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 West Virginia-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 West Virginia.

  • Also known as "Form 1". This is a title application used anytime an out of state vehicle or any regular vehicle (not rental or lease) without a WV title is submitted.

  • West Virginia 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 West Virginia.

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

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

Also known as "Form 1". This is a title application used anytime an out of state vehicle or any regular vehicle (not rental or lease) without a WV title is submitted.

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 West Virginia 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.

NAME(S) MAILING ADDRESS MAILING ADDRESS NumberStreetCountyCity or TownStateZip Code MAKEYEAR V.I.N. ST YLE OF BODYWEIGHT ODOMETER READING (No Tenths) Passenger Vehicle Only TRUCKS Requested (GVW) Title Brands: RECONSTRUCTED OTHER: PURCHASE PRICE $TRADE IN$NET COST $6% SALES TAX (Credit allowed only on vehicles titled in West Virginia and the tax paid thereon by applicant) 1) 2) MakeYear VIN/Serial No. VIN/Serial No. MakeYear West Virginia Title Number West Virginia Title Number Make of VehicleWeightVIN/Serial NumberTitle NumberLicense Plate Number KIND OF LIENDATE StreetCityStateZip CodeC/S/CD/TS/A MAILING ADDRESSKIND OF LIENDATE StreetCityStateZip CodeC/S/CD/TS/A I hereby state that there is a motor vehicle liability policy in e\\u001fect on the described vehicle in accordance with the provisions of the West Virginia Motor Vehicle Laws and certify that the statements made are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief under penalty of false swearing. West Virginia Motor Vehicle Law § 17A-9-1: Fraudulent Applications. NAME OF INSURANCE COMPANY NAME OF INSURANCE AGENT INSURANCE POLICY NUMBER NATIONAL ASSOCIATION INSURANCE COMMISSIONERS (NAIC) NUMBER If the title reads “AND” Both Signatures of Owners Must Appear ** INSURANCE MUST BE IN EFFECT WHEN THIS APPLICATION IS RECEIVED This is to certify that the above described vehicle was acquired from on month The undersigned dealer further certi\\u001fes that the sale price, trade-in, and net cost are true and accurate and that the Federal Odometer Regulation has been satis\\u001fed. Federal regulations require that you state the odometer mileage upon transfer of ownership. I certify to the best of my knowledge that the odometer reading isand re\\u001eects the actual mileage of the vehicle unless one of the following statements is checked: dayyearand sold to the above named purchaser on month day year . Mileage stated is in excess of its mechanical limits (or) The odometer reading is not the actual mileage - WARNING-ODOMETER DISCREPANCY DEALER NAME ADDRESS SIGNATURE (X ) DEALER LICENSE NO. West Virginia Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles TYPE OR PRINT IN BLUE OR BLACK INK MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES. INSTRUCTIONS ARE ON THE REVERSE SIDE OF THIS FORM. Application for Certi\\u001fcate of Title DMV-1-TR Rev. 11/2022 FOR DMV USE ONLY CLASS PLATE NUMBER EXP. DATE DL OR ID NUMBER TRADE-IN DESCRIPTION LIENS AND ENCUMBRANCES DEALER CERTIFIC ATION (X) (X) The buyer(s)/owner(s) of the following motor vehicle make application for this motor vehicles Certi\\u001fcate of Title and hereby state the following: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION REGISTRATION PLATE TRANSFERRED FROM (Send copy of registration card both sides) 2 1 THIS TITLE APPLICATION MUST BE SIGNED BY THE PURCHASER(S)/OWNER(S) FOR DMV USE ONLY DEPT. NUMBER ___ ___ ___ ___ UNIT NUMBER ___ ___ ___ ___ FOR DMV USE ONLY TITLE NUMBER ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ NAMEAMOUNT NAMEAMOUNT LENDER CODE LENDER CODE Instructions Table of Fees Checklist • Type or complete this application in BLUE OR BLACK INK ONLY. • DO NOT SEND CASH. SEND CHECK OR MONEY ORDER payable to the Division of Motor Vehicles. Any check that is not honored for payment will result in a $10.00 SERVICE CHARGE. • If the vehicle was previously titled in another state, the title must accompany this application. • If there is a lien, make sure the complete address and zip code are included. • If you wish to purchase a new plate, include the appropriate fees detailed below. • A statement of insurance must be submitted with each application for motor vehicle registration. • Credit on trade-in allowed only for vehicles titled in West Virginia and taxes paid thereon by applicant. Is the application completed, including signatures? Did you enclose a check or money order payable to DMV for the total fees and payment due? Do you have all required documents such as: • Proof of insurance (Certi\\u001fcate of Insurance WV-1) or a completed statement of insurance • Copy of the registration card front and back if you are transferring a license plate • Out-of-State title if the vehicle was previously titled in another state MAIL ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS, FORMS, AND PAYMENT TO: Division of Motor Vehicles 5707 MacCorkle Avenue, SE, PO Box 17710 Charleston, WV 25317 Toll Free Telephone (In-state only) 1-800-642-9066 Out of State (304) 558-3900 Title Fee (This fee is required) Lien Fee - If applicable ($10.00 Per Lien) License Plate Transfer Fee - If applicable 6% Sales Tax (All sales under $500.00 must pay $30.00 instead of 6%) Fee for Registration and License Plate - If applicable Class A - Cars & Trucks up to 10,000 lbs. Class B - Trucks 10,001 lbs. and up Class G - Motorcycles Class H - Buses Class J - Taxi Cabs TOTAL PAYMENT REQUIRED (Send a check or money order ONLY if mailing this application) = $15.00 $10.50 X .06 = $15.00 SEE THE “MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEE” BROCHURE FOR A FEE SCHEDULE. dmv.wv.gov/manuals Class M - Mobile Equipment Class R - Travel Trailers Class T - Trailers Class V - Antique Vehicles Type of FeeFee InformationFee Totals

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