Paperwork When Selling a Car in Pennsylvania
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- Print and sign your name in the presence of a notary on the back of the title (in Section A); the buyer must do the same.
- Record the vehicle's odometer reading.
- Be sure you remove your license plates from the vehicle.
You must give the title to the buyer. If you want to sell a car for which you've lost the title, apply for a duplicate title. Once you have the duplicate title in hand, you can proceed with the sale.
Unless you plan on transferring the plates to another vehicle, you must return them to a PennDOT Service Center.
A bill of sale is not required. However, it's wise to keep a bill of sale for your own records. You can download a copy of this form from our Bill of Sale page.
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