Purchasing a vehicle from an individual may have advantages and can give you a good deal. That is usually the case. However, there may be circumstances that will prevent our office from titling your vehicle.
If you are planning to purchase a vehicle from a private party, we recommend you schedule an appointment to review the titling process with our clerk before purchasing. You may cancel or reschedule the appointment if necessary.
Be cautious and check the vehicle’s VIN to learn the history before you purchase the vehicle. Websites you may use are below. Contact our office with any questions before purchasing.
Our clerks will verify the title of the vehicle you’re purchasing in the nationwide database. If the title indicates “salvage” or “parts only” it cannot be registered.
Protect yourself with a “buyer beware” approach to the purchase deal. Meet the seller in an open, public space and obtain all the facts needed about the vehicle. When you’re satisfied, finalize the transaction at one of our motor vehicle offices.
The title must be transferred correctly and the signature of the seller must be affixed to the proper place on the title.