What do I need to sell my car in Texas?

I’m moving to Dallas for a job, but I decided to cut costs by selling my car and using public transit and rideshare services. Since I’ve never sold a car in Texas, I’m not sure what the process is. What do I need to successfully sell my car in the Lone Star State?

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Answer provided by
Eric Schad
Answered on Jun 22, 2022
Using a bicycle and public transit in Dallas can certainly help you avoid extra costs and get some exercise. Fortunately, selling your car in Texas is pretty easy. Here’s what you need to sell your car in Texas:
  • Fill out the back of the title and make sure that both you and the seller sign it.
  • Sign the buyer’s application for title, also known as Form 130-U.
  • Either accompany the buyer to the county tax office where you live or fill out a vehicle transfer notification. If you decide to fill out the vehicle transfer, make sure to do so within 30 days of selling the vehicle.
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