Leased Vehicle Title and License Plate

Leased vehicle titles and license plates can be obtained at your County Tag Office with the following information:

  • Completed and signed MV-1 Title/Tag Application.
  • Power of attorney from the leasing company when the leasing company is appointing someone (i.e., lessee) to sign on their behalf. If this authorization is included in the lease agreement, then a copy of the lease agreement is required.
  • Original valid title or manufacturer’s certificate of origin issued in the leasing company’s name or properly assigned to the leasing company.

If a lienholder or security interest holder or a leasing company is holding the vehicle’s title

The lessee will be unable to register and obtain a license plate if:

  • Title has not been issued in the leasing company’s name, when title is required, or
  • Title is not applied for at the time of registration.