Here is a handy guide from the PrivateAuto team for buying a used car in Nebraska.

Documents You’ll Need

Certificate of Title

Complete the following on the back of the title:

  • Your printed name and signature.
  • Seller’s printed name and signature.
  • Purchase price.
  • Odometer disclosure if the car is less than 10 years old.

Be sure to read carefully. A title with an entry in the wrong place or scratched out entries is invalid.

If you make wrong entries, you’ll have to order a duplicate title from the DMV.

Bill of Sale

Nebraska requires a bill of sale or a Nebraska Department of Revenue Form 6Nebraska Sales/Use Tax and Tire Fee Statement for Motor Vehicle And Trailer Sales.

Your listing on PrivateAuto comes with a Nebraska bill of sale you can complete directly on the platform.

Vehicle History Report

PrivateAuto now partners with AutoCheck, the best value in vehicle history reporting.

When you buy through PrivateAuto, some sellers may provide the AutoCheck report.

Step 2- Test Drive the Car

It’s easy to schedule a test drive when you shop with PrivateAuto.

Use the handy scheduler to choose an appointment time.

Step 3- Get a Mechanical Inspection

A car may look good on the outside, but you want to make sure it’s roadworthy. An inspection can uncover hidden mechanical problems.

If you get a private inspection, work with an ASE Certified mechanic. It means the mechanic is skilled with most cars and light trucks.

Step 4 - Complete the Purchase

If you can, complete the transaction at the DMV office. It’s the best way to make sure you cover all the details.

When you use PrivateAuto, you can securely verify and transfer funds.


PrivateAuto makes it easy to buy a car in Nebraska.

  • Dealer-like services in the palm of your hand.
  • Keeps your private info secure.
  • State-specific documents you can sign straight from the app.