How To Sell My Car In Oregon

How To Sell My Car In Oregon

Oregon has state-specific rules for selling a used car. This guide will help make the process easy.

Step 1 - Gather Documents

Certificate of Title

Complete the title transfer section on the back of the title.

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

You can’t sell a car in Oregon if there’s a lien on the title. Pay off any loan before you sell.

Bill of Sale

Oregon doesn’t require a bill of sale. It’s still a good idea to give one to the buyer and keep a copy. It could help if any tax or legal issues come up.

When you sell with PrivateAuto, you get an electronic bill of sale and state-specific documents you need. You can fill them out and sign right in the app.

Vehicle History Report

Show your customer that you’re a trustworthy seller. A vehicle history report can show your car’s true value. PrivateAuto recommends AutoCheck, the best value for the money.

Step 2 - Arrange a Test Drive

Skip the eternal back-and-forth texts and phone calls when planning a test drive. Use PrivateAuto’s test drive scheduler.

Just 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 concluding the sale.

Use The Oregon DMV2U website to report the sale within 10 days. The buyer will need to apply for a new title and register the car.


PrivateAuto makes it easy to sell your car to a private party. You get dealer-like services without the dealer.

  • List your car for free until it’s sold.
  • Verifies the buyer’s ID so you can avoid scams.
  • Free window brochure so you can advertise while you’re on the road.
  • Easy to manage and respond to offers.
  • Free inspection and test drive schedulers.
  • Ready-to-sign state-specific electronic documents.