Can You Sell a Used Car Without the Vehicle Title in Alabama?

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Do I Need My Vehicle Title to Sell My Car?

We know that a lot of you have questions about how to sell your car, truck or SUV in the Birmingham area. Questions like – what documents do I need to sell my car in Alabama? Do I need my vehicle title to sell my car? We are here to help you sell your car fast at The Car Depot and we can answer any questions you may have!

How To Sell a Used Car Without a Vehicle Title

Have you misplaced the title to your used Ford F-150? Have you lost the title to your Honda Civic? You are in luck – you do not need to have the vehicle title to sell your car in Alabama – but you will need to provide proof of ownership. The specific documents you need to show ownership will vary by the state you live in. 

When you still owe money on your car, truck or SUV, the title is held by the lender in most states – except KY, MD, MI, MN, MO, MT, NY and OK. In Alabama – you can transfer ownership without the title – but you will need to apply for and fill out a Duplicate Title Request Form MVT 12-1 found at your local Alabama DMV. The form will need to be signed by both you and the buyer to transfer ownership in the state.

Are you still unsure of how to sell your vehicle without the title? Here is a quick look at the steps you can take to sell your used car, truck or SUV without a title in Alabama.

  1. Apply for a Duplicate Title Request Form at the DMV to Replace the Vehicle Title
  2. Find an Alternate Title Option as Needed
  3. Write Up a Bill of Sale for the Vehicle
  4. Be Honest with the Buyer
  5. Get the Bill of Sale Notarized
  6. Keep Copies of All Paperwork
  7. Notify Your State DMV of the Sale
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READ MORE: Do All Title Holders Need to Be Present to Sell Your Car?

Are you ready to sell your car? You may want to know – do I need my vehicle title to sell my car? We are here to help at The Car Depot. Contact The Car Depot Team today for more information on how to sell your used car, truck or SUV quick and easy!

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