Paperwork When Selling a Car in VirginiaPage Overview
Next, remove your license plates. If you have purchased another vehicle, you can transfer the plates to it. If not, you can return them to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or destroy and dispose of them yourself.
If there is a full six months or more left on your registration, you may qualify for a prorated refund, and you will need to turn in the plates to the DMV. Complete the Application for Vehicle Registration Refund (Form FMS 210) and mail it in with your license plates. Let the DMV know that the plates are inactive.
You must have a title to sell a car.
If you do not have the title, you must apply for a duplicate title before any transaction can be completed. You can do this online or visit any DMV office and complete an Application for Supplemental and Transfer Liens or Replacement and Substitute Titles (Form VSA 66). A replacement title costs $10.
If you have more questions, call (888) 337-4782.
A registration card is not required to sell a vehicle.
You must also alert your insurance company. Be sure, however, to also notify the DMV. If not, you can face possible legal issues with the police.
A bill of sale is required for a vehicle over 5 years old. You may use a handwritten or generic bill of sale, or a Vehicle Price Certification (Form SUT 1). You should always keep a copy on file. You never know if you may need it. You can easily download this document from our Bill of Sale page.Organ Donation Survey
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