If a decedent dies with no probate assets (i.e., owns nothing in their name alone) except for one or more motor vehicles whose total value is not more than $60,000, title to the vehicles can be transferred by the Secretary of State without opening an estate in the Probate Court.
This entire procedure is done at a Secretary of State Office, not the Probate Court.
Title to the motor vehicles(s) will be given according to the following priority:
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Surviving descendants (i.e., children and/or grandchildren).
Surviving grandparents or descendants of predeceased grandparents
See Department of State for detailed information at the Department of State website