Wyoming Vehicle Titles
Signing a Vehicle Title in Wyoming: Private Party Sale
When selling a vehicle privately in Wyoming, it is important to properly sign the vehicle title to transfer ownership to the buyer. Here are the factual instructions to help you through the process:
1. Obtain the Vehicle Title:
– As the seller, make sure you have the original Wyoming vehicle title in your possession.
– If you can’t locate the title, you can request a duplicate from the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) by completing Form MV01 Title/Certificate Request.
2. Determine if a Bill of Sale is required:
– Wyoming law does not specifically require a Bill of Sale for a vehicle’s private party sale.
– However, it is always recommended to create a Bill of Sale to document the sale for your own protection and record purposes.
– A Bill of Sale should include the buyer and seller’s names, vehicle description (year, make, model, VIN), sale price, and the date of sale.
3. Seller’s Responsibilities:
– As the seller, complete the “Seller” section on the back of the title accurately and in its entirety.
– Ensure all information is legible, properly spelled, and matches the details on the vehicle title.
– Provide the buyer’s full legal name and valid address. P.O. Box addresses are not acceptable.
– Include the current mileage as required.
– If there are multiple sellers, each seller must sign and provide their information individually in the designated spaces.
4. Buyer’s Responsibilities:
– As the buyer, make sure the seller properly completes their portion of the title.
– Verify that the seller’s information matches their identification and all details are accurate.
– Ensure the seller’s signature is present, and the document is current and valid.
5. Complete a Bill of Sale (optional):
– If using a Bill of Sale, both the buyer and seller should sign it, acknowledging the sale, and retain copies for their records.
6. Submitting the Title and Documents:
– As the seller, provide the signed title and any additional required documentation to the buyer.
– Keep a photocopy or digital scan of the signed title and Bill of Sale for your records.
7. Reporting the Sale to WYDOT (optional):
– Wyoming law does not require reporting private vehicle sales to WYDOT.
– However, as an extra measure, you may consider notifying WYDOT about the sale by completing the Seller’s Notice of Sale (Form MV09).
– Submit the completed form to your nearest WYDOT office or mail it to the address provided on the form.
Remember, these instructions are intended to provide factual information and guidance. It is advisable to consult with the Wyoming Department of Transportation or legal professionals for specific concerns or questions related to your vehicle sale.