How To Sell My Car In Wisconsin

How To Sell My Car In Wisconsin

Here’s a handy guide to selling your car in Wisconsin from the team at PrivateAuto.

Step 1 - Gather Documents

Certificate of Title

Sign the title over to the buyer on the back of the certificate.

  • Odometer disclosure.
  • Buyer name and address.
  • Buyer’s signature and date.
  • Your signature and date.

Bill of Sale

Wisconsin doesn’t require a bill of sale. It’s still a good idea to provide one and keep a copy for your records. It can help if any tax or legal issues come up.

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

Vehicle History Report

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

Forget the never-ending back-and-forth texts and phone calls when arranging a test drive. Use PrivateAuto’s test drive scheduler.

You don’t have to let strangers come to your home. The scheduler will recommend a test drive site for you.

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.

You must submit the seller notification to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) within 30 days. It’s best to do it right away to release you from liability.


When you sell your car with PrivateAuto, you get dealer-like services in the palm of your hand.

  • List your car for free until it’s sold.
  • Advertise on the road with the free printable window brochure.
  • Keeps your info private.
  • Manage and respond to offers from the platform.
  • Free inspection and test drive schedulers.
  • State-specific electronic documents.