What Paperwork Do I Need to Sell My Car?

If you are considering selling your car, make sure you are prepared and know as much as possible about the selling process. One key thing to study up on is what paperwork is needed to complete a car sale.

The paperwork that is needed to sell a car varies by state, but in general includes documents such as a car title and bill of sale. If you live in Nevada and are wondering, “What paperwork do I need to sell my car?” the required documents are as follows:

Certificate of Title

  • Before it is signed off, all of the liens on the vehicle must be satisfied.
  • Pay close attention to how the owners are listed on the previous title as it changes how the document is signed off.
    • When the names of multiple owners are separated by an ‘‘and,’’ all owners stated must sign the document.
    • Multiple owners separated by an ‘‘or’’ only require one person signing off.
  • If misplaced or no longer readable, it must be replaced before the sale.
  • You are only exempt from completing this requirement if the vehicle is nine-plusmodel years old, has no current liens and was also previously titled in Nevada.

Bill of Sale

  • This document is meant to summarize the sale and requires basic information regarding both the buyer and the seller, as well as information about the vehicle and nature of the sale.
  • The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles provides an online version of this form online.

Vehicle Resale Notification

  • The purpose of this document is to protect the seller’s interests. By stating that the vehicle is no longer yours, you remove any future liability if, for example, the vehicle is later involved in an accident of some sort.


  • The registration is not required at the time of the sale but does make the situation easier for the buyer.
  • Like with the certificate of title, you must replace the registration if it is damaged or misplaced.

Unlike other states, Nevada does not require an odometer disclosure statement or affidavit of purchase price. The state does require that you remove the license plates from your vehicle before the sale. You may keep them or surrender them to the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles.

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Consider selling your car to Reliable Auto Sales in Las Vegas, Nevada. We are here to make the selling process easier and take the stress away from the question, “How to sell my used car?” We at Reliable Auto Sales guarantee an experience and offer you can’t resist.

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