Paperwork When Selling a Car in Kentucky
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You'll need to provide the buyer with a notarized title that's signed by you in two places.
A bill of sale is not required. The Division of Motor Vehicle (DMV), however, strongly encourages keeping a copy for your own records. Since the buyer has 30 days to register and title the vehicle, a bill of sale helps protect you against any possible liability claims during this interim.
The license plates stay on the vehicle if sold to a Kentucky resident.
If you sell the vehicle to an out-of-state resident, remove the license plates and surrender them to your county clerk. Otherwise, if you sell within state, you are not obligated to notify the DMV.
Though a bill of sale is not required, DMV officials highly recommend keeping a copy for your own files. You can easily download one from our Bill of Sale page.
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