Protect Yourself

When selling a titled motor vehicle, mobile home, or vessel there is no guarantee that your buyer will transfer the title immediately into their name.

Protect yourself by accompanying your buyer to a tax collector or private tag agency to secure the title transfer or by filing a Notice of Sale to record the title as sold.

Important Information

  • Ownership will not change until the new buyer transfers the title into their name.
  • Marking the title sold may prevent civil and legal liability.
  • If the vehicle being sold has a valid license plate but is not being transferred to a different vehicle—the plate must be turned into to a tax collector’s office.
  • Failure to do so could result in the suspension of your driver’s license in addition to the inability to renew your registration.