Brand New Vehicle Title & Registration

New Vehicle Title & Registration

EZ Title vehicle Services can help you with titling and registering your brand new vehicle. We are familiar with the documents and processes for brand new vehicles, which differ from used vehicle title transfers. Brand new vehicles are issued MCO’s (Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin) instead of titles when they are delivered to the dealer by the manufacturer. The first person or private company to purchase the vehicle will be the first title holder for the vehicle. The MCO is surrendered to MVD when you title a brand new vehicle for the first time.

A manufacturers certificate of origin (MCO) is the birth certificate document of any vehicle issued by all vehicle manufacturers (Ford, GMC, Honda, etc) and is sent to the licensed dealership for every vehicle the dealership purchases. This document is used by the dealership as the ownership document, when the vehicle is sold to the consumer.

An MCO will have the following information:

  • • Identity of the vehicle by Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
  • • Identity of the owner
  • • Mileage of the vehicle
  • • Purchaser’s name (once the vehicle has been sold)
  • • Lien to be entered on the title (if applicable)

An MCO can be reassigned from one dealer to another, until all reassignment fields are completed, at which time the dealer must take title to the vehicle. Once a sale takes place to a private individual or company, title must be established in the purchaser’s name.

On the front of the MCO, you should find the following information:

  • • The VIN for the vehicle
  • • The Year, Make, and Model of the vehicle
  • • The dealership’s name

The back of the MCO will show:

  • • Purchaser’s name and address (the names written here must take title to the vehicle)
  • The odometer reading disclosure for retail sale:
    • • Must be completed, or a separate secure odometer disclosure must be submitted
    • • The seller must write the mileage in the Odometer Reading field, and must sign and print their name in the Seller Name field
    • • The purchaser must also sign and print their name stating that they are aware of the odometer certification made by the seller. Only one owner’s signature is needed. Norarization is required, if not signed by a licensed Arizona dealership.
  • In the assignment field:
    • • The dealership will write their name and dealer license number
    • • A dealer employee will sign the MCO with their title (i.e. title clerk), Notarization is not required.
  • • Purchaser’s name (once the vehicle has been sold)
  • • Lien to be entered on the title (if applicable)
    • • The lienholder’s name, address, and lien date (month, day, year) is required