Online vehicle sales
Report of sale
Things to know
- Remove license plates from the vehicle
- Find out why you should file
- Gather the information you’ll need
- File your report
- Update your Good-to-Go! account, if needed
1. Remove license plates from the vehicle
By removing your license plates it encourages the new owner to transfer ownership. Leaving the plates increases your risk of impound costs, traffic infractions, Good to Go! tickets, and other liabilities.
2. Find out why you should file
- Trade to a private party or dealer,
- Give to a wrecking yard,
- Turn over to an insurance company, or
- Dispose of your vehicle.
3. Gather the information you’ll need
- License plate number (include all letters and numbers on the plate),
- Date of the sale or transfer,
- Sale price — enter zero if a gift or inheritance,
- Name and address of the person or organization who took ownership of the vehicle, and
- VIN — Vehicle ID number.
Make sure everything is correct before you file. If you find an error after you’ve filed, you’ll have to visit a vehicle licensing location to explain the error. The report will be deleted and you’ll need to file another one.
3. File your report
You should file within 5 days. There’s no late fee for filing after 5 days, but you may be held liable for any financial, criminal or civil liabilities that the new owner may incur. It’s in your best interest to file as soon as possible.
The fee is $8.75, you can file your report:
- At avehicle licensing location
After you’ve filed:
- Keep a copy for your records. If you need a copy, submit a Vehicle Record Request and fee.
- If you end up keeping the vehicle, visit a vehicle licensing location to have the report of sale deleted.
5. Update your Good To Go! account, if needed