Nevada Vehicle Titles
Instructions for Signing a Vehicle Title in Nevada
When selling a vehicle privately in Nevada, it is important to properly sign the vehicle title to transfer ownership. Additionally, it is recommended to complete a Bill of Sale, although it is not legally required. The following instructions provide a step-by-step guide for signing the vehicle title:
1. Seller’s Information:
– Ensure all seller information is accurately filled in the “Seller” or “Transferor” sections on the front side of the title.
– This includes the full legal name(s), address(es), and signature(s) of the seller(s).
2. Vehicle Information:
– Verify that the vehicle information, including the make, model, year, and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), is accurately recorded on the title.
3. Buyer’s Information (if applicable):
– If there is a buyer involved in the transaction, ensure their full legal name(s), address(es), and signature(s) are accurately filled in the “Buyer” or “Transferee” sections on the front side of the title.
4. Odometer Reading:
– Record the current mileage of the vehicle reading in the appropriate space provided on the title.
– Enter the date of the vehicle sale transaction next to the seller’s signature(s).
6. Bill of Sale:
– While not legally required, it is highly recommended to complete a Bill of Sale for both the seller’s and buyer’s protection.
– Include details such as the names and addresses of both parties, vehicle information, sale price, and any warranties or contingencies.
– Keep a copy of the Bill of Sale for your records.
7. Release of Liability:
– The seller is responsible for notifying the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) within five days of selling the vehicle.
– You can complete the release of liability form online through the DMV’s web portal or in person at a DMV office.
– This step ensures that you won’t be held responsible for any future liabilities related to the vehicle.
8. Keep a Copy:
– Make a photocopy or take a clear photo of the signed title and the Bill of Sale for your records.
– This will serve as proof of the transaction and protect you from potential disputes in the future.
Remember, these instructions are for a private party vehicle sale in Nevada. If you have any doubts or questions, it is advisable to consult with the Nevada DMV or seek legal advice to ensure a smooth and proper transfer of ownership.