Can you tell me how to sell a car in Missouri?

I want to sell my old vehicle and use the money for a downpayment on a new car. How do I sell a car in Missouri?

Selling your car before purchasing a new one is a very good idea! As a vehicle seller in Missouri, there are some steps you’ll need to follow when [selling your car]
When you sell a vehicle to a private party, you have to fill out the following paperwork and provide the forms to the buyer:
  • Certificate of Title with sale section filled in
  • Safety inspection certificate, less than two months old
  • Emissions inspection, less than two months old (only applicable if you live in St. Louis, Franklin, St. Charles, Or Jefferson counties)
Also, before the buyer takes the vehicle, make sure to remove your license plates, whether or not they are expired. Also, remember to write in the odometer reading and date of sale on the vehicle’s title.
Within 30 days of the sale date, you must report the sale to the Missouri Department of Motor Vehicles using a Notice of Sale Form (Form 5049), which is on the DMV’s website.
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Good luck with the sale.
Matthew Macgugan
Answered on Nov 08, 2021

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