How do you sign a car title?

I am about to sell my car in New Jersey, and my mom told me that I needed to make sure the car's title gets signed. How and where do I sign a car title?

Answer
As usual, Mom is right. The buyer needs to sign the car title to legally become its new owner and register the vehicle.
When you flip your title over to the back, you will see the sellers section. This is where you need to sign. You will also need to provide the buyer with a bill of sale that must contain the following:
  • Buyer’s name and address
  • Date of sale
  • Odometer reading
  • Sale price
Remember to remove the license plates before the new owner drives away. You can either put them on another car or turn them in at the DMV. Since you can’t transfer car ownership by mail in New Jersey, you’ll need to go to the DMV anyway. Once the sale has been finalized, remove the vehicle from your car insurance policy.
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Shannon Martin
Answered on Nov 01, 2021
Shannon is an expert in personal lines liability insurance with 13 + years of insurance industry experience. She also served as a special insurance liaison to AARP members for 6 of those years. She is a graduate of UL Lafayette and currently resides in NY with her family. Shannon is also an amateur juggler, ukulele player, and is a time travel paradox theory enthusiast.
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