How To Sell My Car In New Jersey

How To Sell My Car In New Jersey

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

Step 1 - Gather Documents

Certificate of Title

Complete the back of the title.

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

If there’s a discrepancy in the odometer reading, submit the Universal Title Application (Form OS/SS-UTA).

If the title is lost or damaged you can request a duplicate with the Application for Duplicate Certificate of Ownership (Form OS/SS-52). The fee is $60.

Bill of Sale

A bill of sale is not required in New Jersey. 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 directly from the app.

Vehicle History Report

It’s really up to the buyer to research the car’s history. But why not show that you have a quality vehicle to offer?

Your PrivateAuto listing includes an AutoCheck report at no extra cost.

Step 2 - Schedule a Test Drive

You can schedule test drives straight from the PrivateAuto platform.

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 or surrender them to a motor vehicle agency.

You and the buyer should complete the sale at a New Jersey motor vehicle agency if possible. The MVC doesn’t allow title transfers by mail.

PrivateAuto gives you integrated banking services for safe and instant payment transfer.


No one makes it easier to sell your car in New Jersey 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!