How To Sell My Car In Massachusetts

How To Sell My Car In Massachusetts

Here’s a helpful how-to guide for selling a used car in Massachusetts from the team at PrivateAuto.

Step 1 - Gather Documents

Certificate of Title

Complete the “Assignment of Title” on the back of the certificate.

  • Date of the sale.
  • Purchase price.
  • Buyer’s name, address, and signature.
  • Your name, address, and signature.
  • Odometer reading.

If the title is lost or damaged you can request a duplicate from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV).

Bill of Sale

A bill of sale is not required in Massachusetts. It’s still a good idea to have one as proof of the sale.

Your PrivateAuto listing comes with an electronic bill of sale you can complete right from the app.

Vehicle History Report

You can show that you’re a trustworthy seller by providing a vehicle history report.

With a Premium listing with PrivateAuto, you get a report from AutoCheck at no extra cost.

Step 2 - Schedule a Test Drive

When you sell with PrivateAuto, you can use the platform’s test drive scheduling tool to arrange test drives.

Choose a place where you want to meet with buyers and select times that you’re available.

Step3 - Complete the Sale

Remove the license plates before you complete the sale. You can transfer them to another car within 7 days.

You and the buyer should complete the sale at a Massachusetts RMV office if possible. It’s the best way to make sure all the details of the title transfer are taken care of.

When you sell with PrivateAuto Premium you can safely verify and transfer payment from the buyer to your account.


No one makes it easier to sell your car in Massachusetts than PrivateAuto.

  • State-specific documents you can complete and sign straight from the app.
  • Keeps your personal info safe from scammers.
  • Integrated banking lets you securely verify, transfer, and track funds.

Sell your car on PrivateAuto now!