How do I cancel car insurance in New York?

I'm moving from Albany to New York City, and I'm planning on selling my car before I move. How do I cancel my insurance policy before I sell it?

Answer
Congrats on the move! In New York state, you will need to contact your insurance company to cancel your policy.
You will need to:
  • Let your insurance provider know the day that you would like your coverage to officially end.
  • Confirm that your insurance provider will contact the DMV on your behalf about the insurance cancellation
  • Make sure you cancel your coverage before you sell the car
An easy (and free) way to cancel your coverage is through tools like Jerry. All you have to do is indicate that you want to cancel your policy, and we’ll file the paperwork and make the phone calls for you!
Good luck with the move, and enjoy the big city life!
Ben Guess
Answered on Nov 01, 2021
Ben has a BA in Journalism + Design from The New School, as well as three years’ experience in content writing and data journalism. They are deeply interested in how the car industry intersects with issues of inequity in the world, as well as in making auto insurance more accessible through writing. When they’re away from the keyboard, they enjoy baking, embroidering, and playing Dungeons and Dragons with friends. They are based in Boston, Massachusetts.
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