Chapter 8, Section E:|
Deceased Owner/Court-Appointed Personal Representative
Revised July 12, 2012
If the owner of a vehicle dies, with or without a will, the District Court or Probate Court may name a personal representative (who may also be called "administrator," "executor" or "executrix") to dispose of the estate's assets.
A Tribal Judge may also give an “Order of Appointment for Administrator” to one or more individuals for the estate in order to dispose of the assets. This document must be issued within the tribal jurisdiction and signed by the Tribal Judge. An original or certified copy must be provided. The Motor Vehicle Division will accept the document as authority for the personal representative to transact Titles.
NOTE: Field office shall make a
photocopy of the Order Appointing Personal Representative and
Acceptance of Appointment of Personal Representative and then must
indicate that the “original” certified copy has been viewed.
All normal fees are applicable. The Motor Vehicle Excise tax is not due if the applicant is named in the Will as the recipient of the vehicle.