Here are the important things to know about selling your car in Delaware.
Documents Needed To Sell Your Car In Delaware
Certificate of Title
Complete the Assignment of Certificate of Title on the reverse side of the title:
- Buyer name and address.
- Date of sale.
- Purchase price.
- Buyer printed name and signature.
- Your printed name and signature.
Complete the odometer disclosure on the back of the title. Automobiles older than 10 years are exempt.
If there’s no room on the title, you and the buyer must complete the Federal Odometer Disclosure Statement.
Replacing a Lost Title In Delaware
If you don’t have a title for the vehicle, you can request a replacement by filling out Form MV213.
Bill of Sale
Delaware only requires a bill of sale in certain circumstances. It’s still a good idea to have one so that you and the buyer have a record of the transaction.
PrivateAuto includes a bill of sale with your vehicle listing.
Notice of Transfer of Ownership
Delaware requires you to file a Seller's Report of Sale. It releases you from liability in case the new owner:
- Uses the vehicle in a crime.
- Is in an accident.
- Abandons the vehicle.
- Gets a ticket.
Vehicle History Report
While it’s the buyer’s responsibility to research the car’s history, you can present yourself as a trustworthy seller by providing a history report.
A vehicle history report is included when you sell with PrivateAuto.
Delaware License Plates
Delaware requires you to remove the license plates and return or mail them to a DMV office.