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When you sell a vehicle in Georgia, you should have the following:
- If your vehicle's model year is 1986 or newer: a title and bill of sale.
- If your vehicle's model year is 1985 or older: a bill of sale and the last registration certificate (if it's available).
There is no specific bill of sale form required in the state, but the Georgia Department of Revenue Motor Vehicles Division has a bill of sale form you can use.
If you would prefer to write your own bill of sale, include the following information:
- The date of the sale.
- The cost of the vehicle purchase.
- Your full name and address.
- The buyer's full name and address.
- The vehicle's year, make, model, vehicle identification number (VIN) and mileage from the odometer.
- Signatures of both the buyer and seller.
You can also download a generic bill of sale from Digital Federal Credit Union.
Other things to note:
- After signing a bill of sale, it's a good idea to make a copy for yourself. The buyer will keep the original.
- The buyer will need to go to their local county tax commissioner's office to update the vehicle's registration.
- After the sale, go to your county tag office to cancel your registration. You will need to complete the Application for Voluntary Registration Cancellation.
- Contact your insurance company to cancel insurance on the vehicle, so you're not paying for insurance on a vehicle you no longer own.
- If you are out of state and need someone to sell a car on your behalf, you can grant that person limited power of attorney for motor vehicle transactions.
Updated July 24, 2018