How To Sell My Car In North Dakota

How To Sell My Car In North Dakota

North Dakota has its own set of rules for selling a used car. This guide will take you through the process.

Step 1 - Gather Documents

Certificate of Title

Complete the Seller’s Assignment and Warranty of Title section of the certificate.

  • Buyer name and address.
  • Selling price.
  • Date of sale.
  • Odometer reading (cars less than 10 years old).
  • Signatures of you and the buyer.

If the car is less than 9 years old, you’ll need to complete the SFN 18609 Damage Disclosure Statement.

Your PrivateAuto listing includes forms specific to North Dakota. You can complete and sign them straight from the app.

Bill of Sale

A bill of sale is optional in North Dakota. Still, it’s a good idea to have a legal record of the sale. It can help if any tax or legal issues come up.

Vehicle History Report

Show that you are a trustworthy seller by providing the buyer with a vehicle history report. We recommend AutoCheck, the report with the best value.

Step 2 - Arrange a Test Drive

Put an end to back-and-forth texts and phone calls to arrange a test drive. Use PrivateAuto’s test drive scheduler.

You only need to choose a place to meet your buyer and select days and times you’re available.

Step 3 - Complete the Sale

Remove the license plates before finalizing the sale.

The buyer will need to register the car and apply for a new title.

The buyer can drive the car for up to 5 days without license plates or a temp tag. He or she will need to carry a bill of sale or a dated title during those 5 days.


PrivateAuto makes it easy to sell your car.

  • List for free until sold.
  • Keeps your private info safe.
  • Convenient inspection and test drive schedulers.
  • Ready-to-sign state-specific electronic documents.

Plus, you get tips for selling a car in your state.