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How To Sell My Car In Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania has state-specific rules for selling a used car. Here’s a guide to making the process easy.

Step 1 - Gather Documents

Certificate of Title

You’ll need to sign over the title in the presence of an authorized Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) agent.

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

The PennDOT agent will need to see proper proof of identification.

Bill of Sale

A bill of sale is optional when selling a car in Pennsylvania. It’s still a good idea to have one. It provides a legal record of the sale and could come in handy if any tax or legal issues come up.

When you sell with PrivateAuto, you get an electronic bill of sale form and documents specific to Pennsylvania you need.

You can complete them and sign right in the app.

Vehicle History Report

Show your customer that you’re an honest seller. A vehicle history report can show your car’s true value. PrivateAuto now partners with AutoCheck, the best value for the money.

Step 2 - Arrange a Test Drive

No more back-and-forth texts and phone calls when planning a test drive. Use PrivateAuto’s test drive scheduler.

Just pick a place to meet your buyer and choose days and times you’re available.

Step 3 - Complete the Sale

Remove the license plates before finalizing the sale. You can transfer them to another car or return them to the Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

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


No one makes it easier to sell your car to a private party than PrivateAuto. You get dealer-like services without the dealer.

  • Free listing until your car is sold.
  • Free window brochure so you can advertise while you’re on the road.
  • Keeps your private info safe.
  • Effortless to manage and respond to offers.
  • Ready-to-sign state-specific electronic documents.