How to Sue for a Vehicle Title

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Go to the local courthouse in order to obtain the necessary forms or paperwork so that the process of moving toward a civil court case can begin. The intent of the filing action is to take the car seller to court so that the vehicle ownership paperwork will be transferred in a correct and timely manner.

Complete the civil case cover sheet form by including all of the contact information and entering the car seller's name. Mark on the form that the seller is being sued for "Breach of Contract." This clearly explains the issue to the court as well as the intent of the filer to obtain property that belongs to the individual.

Fill out the civil complaint form in order to thoroughly describe the reason that court action is being taken against the car seller. Include all of the damages that have been caused due to the actions of the seller. After the form is completed, it will be signed and dated at the bottom.

File both of the completed forms with the Clerk of the Civil Court. A civil case will then be filed, and the individual seeking to sue must pay the court filing fee in order to proceed with the case.

Wait until the copies of the paperwork have been served to the car seller. The paperwork notifies the car seller of the pending court case and describes the charges or complaints against the individual.

Ask the person who served the paperwork to the car seller fill out the proof of service form. The form will be delivered to the court to show that the defendant has been notified of the proceedings. The court will then notify both parties of the pending court date.


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