Paperwork When Selling a Car in Connecticut
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Used vehicles through private parties are sold "as is" in Connecticut, with no warranty or guarantee of any type.
You must complete two pieces of paperwork when selling your car:
- The title transfer, where you sign over the car to the new owner; and,
- The bill of sale.
After selling your vehicle, you'll need to remove the license plates and turn them in to a DMV office. There, you'll be given a receipt, which you'll need for removing the vehicle from your town's property tax assessment list.
If you can't visit an office, send the plates to:
- 60 State St.
- 60 State St.
Include a letter explaining you want the plates canceled. And be sure to enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope so the DMV can send you the receipt.
You'll need a bill of sale when selling your vehicle. For convenience sake, you can easily download one from our Bill of Sale page.
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