Nebraska Revised Statute 60-139

Chapter 60


Certificate of title; vehicle identification number; required; when.

Except as provided in section 60-137, 60-138, 60-142, or 60-142.01, no person shall sell or otherwise dispose of a vehicle without (1) delivering to the purchaser or transferee of such vehicle a certificate of title with such assignments thereon as are necessary to show title in the purchaser and (2) having affixed to the vehicle its vehicle identification number if it is not already affixed. No person shall bring into this state a vehicle for which a certificate of title is required in Nebraska, except for temporary use, without complying with the Motor Vehicle Certificate of Title Act.

No purchaser or transferee shall receive a certificate of title which does not contain such assignments as are necessary to show title in the purchaser or transferee. Possession of a certificate of title which does not comply with this requirement shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of this section, and such purchaser or transferee, upon conviction, shall be subject to the penalty provided by section 60-180.


  • There is no legal requirement that a lien be noted on a certificate of title purportedly covering property not subject to the Certificate of Title Act, even though a certificate of title for such property has been issued. Cushman Sales & Service of Nebraska, Inc. v. Muirhead, 201 Neb. 495, 268 N.W.2d 440 (1978).

  • Policies of motor vehicle liability insurance were construed in the light of the provisions of this and two succeeding sections. Turpin v. Standard Reliance Ins. Co., 169 Neb. 233, 99 N.W.2d 26 (1959).

  • Upon sale of motor vehicle, seller must deliver to purchaser a certificate of title. State Farm Mutual Auto Ins. Co. v. Drawbaugh, 159 Neb. 149, 65 N.W.2d 542 (1954).

  • Licensed automobile dealer is required to have mortgage lien noted on certificate of title. Bank of Keystone v. Kayton, 155 Neb. 79, 50 N.W.2d 511 (1951).

  • Seller is required to deliver certificate of title to purchaser in order to pass title. Loyal's Auto Exchange, Inc. v. Munch, 153 Neb. 628, 45 N.W.2d 913 (1951).