August 17, 2016 | BANKRUPTCY

In a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case, if you own a vehicle, you will be required to show proof of ownership by presenting a copy of the vehicle title to the Chapter 7 case trustee. Your vehicle registration, insurance card, or lien release letter from a bank will not suffice for this proof of ownership. In order to show proof of ownership, you must present one of the following

1) In cases where you own a vehicle free and clear of liens, a copy of the free and clear vehicle title is required

2) In cases where you still owe payments on a vehicle, a copy of the memorandum of title is required.

Each of the above titles can be obtained from a Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) title agency.
In Central Ohio, title agency locations are as follows:

Main Branch:
Great Southern Shopping Center
45 Great Southern Boulevard
Columbus, Ohio 43207
(614) 525-3090
8:00-5:00 M-F

North Branch:
The Patio Shops
1484 Morse Road
Columbus, Ohio 43229
(614) 781-0060
8:00-5:30 Monday
8:00-5:00 T-W-Th-F
8:00-Noon Saturday

West Branch:
Charles D. Shipley Building
1970 West Broad St
Columbus, OH 43223
(614) 525-3090
8:00-5:30 M-F

East Branch:
1583 Alum Creek Drive
Columbus, OH 43209
(614) 525-3090
8:00-5:00 M-F
8:00-Noon Saturday

I recommend you take cash in order to obtain your title, as there are fees associated with a request for your vehicle title. Click here for a fee schedule.

For a full list of BMV agencies in the State of Ohio, sorted by County, including locations, hours of operation, services provided and directions, click here.

For more information on Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, click here.

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