Whenever you sell or give up ownership of a vehicle (including cars, trucks, motorcycles, registered off-road vehicles, and trailers), file a report of sale so you’re not held liable for any tolling bills, towing charges, or civil and criminal liabilities incurred by the new owner.
The new owner is responsible for transferring the title.
File a report of sale any time you:
If you’ve sold a boat, see Report the sale of a boat.
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.
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.
You have 4 options to file:
After you’ve filed:
If you have a Department of Transportation Good To Go! account, update it to show you don’t own the vehicle anymore: