Selling a Car

Selling your car in Virginia requires specific paperwork in order to validate and complete the transaction. To do so, complete the following steps:

  • Sign over the title by signing Section A with your name, current odometer statement, name and address of the recipient. Don't forget to add the sale price.
  • Give the title to the buyer and have them complete the title change in front of you.
  • Remove your license plates; you may transfer them to another registered vehicle. If you do not transfer the plates within six months, you may return them to the VA DMV.
  • Notify the DMV and your insurance company that you sold the vehicle.