Here are some useful tips for selling your car in Hawaii.
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.
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:
- Hawaii County - Application for Duplicate Certificate of Title
- Maui - Form DMVL580
- Honolulu - Form CS-L MVR10
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.
- 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.