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Selling a car? Protect yourself and complete a ‘sold notice’

Selling a car? Protect yourself and complete a ‘sold notice’

May 20, 2021

PHOENIX – Thinking of selling or trading in your car? After agreeing to a price, one of the most important things a seller can do is complete a “sold notice” with the Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division.

Wait. What’s a “sold notice” and why is it important?

A “sold notice” ensures that MVD and law enforcement have a record of the vehicle’s current owner. This can protect the seller from liability if the car is involved in a crash or crime, is ticketed, or becomes abandoned, which carries a hefty fee. There is no cost to complete a “sold notice” and it can be done online at AZMVDNow.gov.

Submitting a “sold notice” is easy. Simply, log-in to your account at AZMVDNow.gov and:

  • Click on “submit a sold notice”
  • Select the vehicle you’ve sold
  • Enter the buyer’s information
  • Enter the date the vehicle was sold

Additional steps to follow when selling or trading in a car include removing the license plate and transferring the title to the buyer.