Transferring your vehicles to your trust is the best way to ensure the vehicles won't have to go through probate when you pass away. However, some states have procedures that allow vehicles to be transferred outside of probate.
Please note that these procedures change from time to time and are subject to differing interpretations by various Departments of Motor Vehicles, Clerks, and Counties/Parishes. While we are providing you with information regarding options your state may have for avoiding probate of your vehicles when you pass away, we encourage you to contact your local DMV or other vehicle registration authority to ensure you are in compliance with these requirements. This research is based on what was available through public sites as of March 1, 2022.