How do you sell your car in Florida?

I recently moved to Florida, and I’d like to sell my car. I know there are some rules I have to follow. How do I sell a car in Florida?

Selling a car can be a profitable situation, but there are steps you’ll want to follow.
First, if you have a lien on the car, you’ll need to pay it off to receive a clean title with no lien. If you cannot pay off the lien, you can sell the car through a dealership.
Since you got your car from outside of Florida you may need to complete a Vehicle Identification Number and Odometer Verification form. You will also need a separate entity to confirm your form to make sure you are reporting accurate information. Check with the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles for additional requirements.
If you have gotten rid of the tags on your car, you’ll need temporary tags so prospective buyers can test drive the vehicle.
When you find a buyer, you will have to complete a transfer of title by seller documenting the buyer’s name, address, the current odometer reading, and other identifying information. It’s smart to do this in person at a motor vehicle service center so you know all steps are done correctly.
Finally, it’s very important to file a Notice of Sale. If you don’t do this, you could still be on the hook for traffic infractions perpetrated in the car.
When selling a car it’s important to make sure you still have the proper car insurance, even if you’re not driving the car often.
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Lauren Smith
Answered on Nov 11, 2021
Lauren has written for World Nomads, the Matador Network, Korvia Consulting, and once upon a time Three Fates Games. She graduated from Columbia College of Chicago with a BFA in Creative Writing. After graduating, she moved overseas and lived in South Korea where she spent her free time traveling and going on road trips with friends. She misses the rest stop potatoes and is trying to figure out how to recreate them at home. She's now based outside of Chicago and when she's not writing she spends her free time reading, playing video games, and exploring whenever she can.

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