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Selling a Car

When you sell a car, it is the buyer's responsibility to complete the DMV title transfer by submitting all necessary paperwork. However, you are responsible for the following:

  • Assignment of title to the buyer. Include:

  • Date of sale.

  • Selling price.

  • Your notarized signature.

  • If the title does not allow you to provide the information listed above, provide the buyer with a notarized bill of sale.

Although the title transfer will not legally be completed until the buyer has finished the application process, you can inform the OMV of the sale immediately. Visit the OMV website to complete a Notice of Transfer online (click here)

When completing a vehicle transfer notice online, be prepared to provide:

  • Your license plate number and expiration dates.

  • Do not give your plates to the new owner.

  • Vehicle identification number (VIN).

  • Driver's license number.

  • Buyer's:

  • Name.

  • Address.

  • Date of sale (donation/trade).

  • Selling price.

You can also notify the OMV of the vehicle transfer by completing a Notice of Transfer of Vehicle (Form DPSMV 1697), and submitting it to your local OMV branch or mailing it the address listed on the form.

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