Paperwork When Selling a Car in Mississippi
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Here's what you need to provide:
- An assigned title with an odometer reading, your printed name and signature, the buyer's name and signature, date of sale and the purchase price. And though not mandatory, Mississippi State Tax Collection officials highly recommend making copies of both sides of the completed title for your records.
- A bill of sale, only If there's no room on the title for the purchase price.
After the sale, make sure to remove the license plates.
You must surrender the sold vehicle's license plates to your local Tax Collector's office. This will update your vehicle ownership records, and protect you against any liability confusion.
A bill of sale is only required if the title does not include the vehicle's purchase price. State officials, however, strongly encourage keeping a bill of sale for your own records, regardless of the situation. You can conveniently download a copy from our Bill of Sale page.
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