How do you sign over a car title to someone?

I’m selling my old car on my own. I know I’ve got to give the buyer the title, but how do I sign it over to them?

Answer
Congratulations on selling your old car! Usually, when you’re selling your car to sign over the car title you need to sign it. You should also get in touch with the DMV and let them know you’re selling your car. There may be additional paperwork they’ll want you to do, depending on where you live.
Check your local DMV website to find out what other paperwork you need to file to transfer over the title to complete the sale. This may even include putting other information on the title before you hand it over to the buyer.
Whenever you make changes to your car by selling an old one or getting a new one, it’s important to update your insurance. This is also a great time to do some comparison shopping. You can do this easily with the Jerry app. The Jerry app will compare the top 50 car insurance companies and give you options that fit you with the best deal. The average Jerry user saves $879 a year on car insurance.
Lauren Smith
Answered on Oct 26, 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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