How To Sell My Car In West Virginia

How To Sell My Car In West Virginia

West Virginia has unique laws for selling a used car. This handy guide will make selling easier.

Step 1 - Gather Documents

Certificate of Title

Complete the Assignment of Certificate of Title on the back.

  • Buyer name and address
  • Odometer reading.
  • Your signature and printed name.
  • Sales price and date of sale.
  • Buyer’s signature and printed name.

Bill of Sale

West Virginia requires a bill of sale (DVM-7-TR). Keep a copy for your records.

You’ll need to have all copies notarized.

Your PrivateAuto listing includes an electronic bill of sale. Complete and sign straight from the app.

Vehicle History Report

Earn the buyer’s trust by providing a vehicle history report. PrivateAuto recommends AutoCheck, the best value for the money.

Step 2 - Arrange a Test Drive

There’s no need for endless texts and phone calls when arranging a test drive.

And you don’t need to have strangers come to your house. The test drive scheduling tool will recommend a location for you.

You only need to choose the location and times that you’re available.

Step 3 - Complete the Sale

Remove the license plates before you complete the sale. You’ll also need to cancel your insurance.

File a Sold Vehicle or Watercraft Notice (DMV-1-S). It’s optional, but it’s legal evidence that you’re no longer liable.


It’s easy to sell your car with PrivateAuto. You get dealer-quality services without the dealer.

  • Advertise your car until sold.
  • Keeps your info private.
  • Verifies buyer info so you can avoid scams.
  • Free test drive and inspection scheduling tools.
  • Free guides to buying and selling a used car in your state.