- Location: North Dakota
Buying and Selling FAQs in North Dakota
What do I need to do when I sell my car in North Dakota?
When you sell your car, you must sign and date Part 1 of your car's title (Seller's Assignment & Warranty of Title). Be sure to include the price you sold the car for, the date of the sale, and the odometer reading if your car is less than 10 years old. If your car is less than 9 years old, you will also need a completed Damage/Salvage Disclosure Statement (Form SFN18609).
What do I do with the license plates from the car I've sold?
Be sure to remove your license plates from the vehicle. You will get a registration credit as long as you transfer the plate to another vehicle.
What should I do when I buy a car?
When you buy a car in ND, be sure to apply for a new registrationwithin 5 days. You will also need to pay a $5 title transfer fee, 5% sales tax, and registration fees based on the vehicle's age and weight. Be sure the seller has has signed, dated, and completed Part 1, including the odometer reading if the car is less than 10 years old. You should complete Part 3 of the title. If the vehicle is less than 9 years old, also be sure to get a completed Damage/Salvage Disclosure Statement (Form SFN18609) from the seller.
Can I bring a car from another state into North Dakota?
Yes. If you buy a car with a title (or MCO if the car is new) from another state, you will have to complete the Application for a Certificate of Title & Registration of a Vehicle (Form SFN2872). You will also have to pay additional fees to transfer an out-of-state title.
If I buy a car in Canada can I import it into North Dakota myself?
No. A registered importer (RI) must bring the car into ND. For more information about importing a car, read the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration import guidelines .