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Although the paperwork required when selling a car varies according to the situation, these forms should cover most scenarios:
- A Bill of Sale (Form DMV-7-TR). See below for more information.
- Odometer Certification (Form DMV-TM-1).
For additional online forms, including title applications, visit Applications and Forms.
You must submit a Sold Vehicle or Watercraft Notice (Form DMV-1-S) no earlier than 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.