Paperwork When Selling a Car in West Virginia
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Although the paperwork required when selling a car varies a bit according to the situation, these forms should cover most scenarios:
- A bill of sale (see below for more information)
You must submit a Sold Vehicle and Watercraft Notice 60 days after you sell the vehicle. This prevents the buyer from operating the vehicle until it's registered in his or her name and, in return, protects you against vehicle liability.
The DMV warns against selling a vehicle if you can't produce the title. Without the previous title, the buyer won't be able to get a new title in the buyer's name and register the car. The registration information is handy to give to the buyer, too, although you don't need the registration to complete the sale.
If you want to sell a vehicle and you can't find the title, visit our Replacing a Lost Title section to find out how to apply for a duplicate title before you initiate a sale.
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