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Vehicle belonging to the estate of a deceased person

Decisions concerning a car, tractor or other vehicle belonging to the estate of a deceased person are taken jointly by the parties to the estate.

No registration notification is required to report the transfer of ownership to the estate. If the estate sells the vehicle, a notification must be submitted within 7 days from the date when the vehicle was transferred from the ownership of the estate to a new owner.

To carry out registrations on behalf of an estate, only one party to the estate needs to sign the documents. The party signing the notification is responsible for ensuring that they have the consent of the other parties. There is no need to draw up a document granting consent.

A vehicle belonging to an estate can be registered at an inspection station that provides registration services or at an insurance company. E-services cannot be used to act on behalf of an estate because the shareholders of the estate are not entered in any register. If the estate is continuing the business activities of the deceased person and has a business ID, the shareholders can use e-Authorizations to authorise a person, company or organisation of their choice to manage the estate’s matters related to business.