How To Sell My Car In Hawaii

How To Sell My Car In Hawaii

Here are some useful tips for selling your car in Hawaii.

Gather Documents

Certificate of Title

Complete the reverse side of the title:

  • Buyer name and address.
  • Buyer signature.
  • Your signature
  • Odometer disclosure if the car is less than 10 years old.
  • Rebuilt from salvage disclosure if needed.

Odometer Statement

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 must complete the Federal Odometer Disclosure Statement.

Replacing a Lost Title In Hawaii

If you don’t have a title for the vehicle, you can request a replacement from your county’s DMV:

Bill of Sale

Hawaii only requires a bill of sale under certain conditions. Yet, it’s a good idea to have a legal record of the sale.

Be sure to include:

  • Buyer’s name.
  • Vehicle description.
  • Make
  • Model
  • Year
  • Color
  • Vehicle identification number (VIN)
  • Sales price
  • Date of sale
  • Your signature

Keep a copy of the title and the Bill of Sale for your records.

PrivateAuto includes a bill of sale with your vehicle listing.

Notice of Transfer

It’s best to file a Notice of Transfer immediately so you aren’t held liable if the new owner:

  • Uses the car in a crime
  • Is in an accident
  • Gets a ticket

Vehicle History Report

By making a vehicle history report available, you show potential buyers that you’re a trustworthy seller.

When you sell your car with PrivateAuto, you get an AutoCheck report included at no extra cost.

Hawaii License Plates

Hawaii requires you to remove the license plates before finalizing the sale. You should return them to the DMV or destroy them.


When you sell your car in Hawaii, PrivateAuto puts dealer-like services in the palm of your hand.

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