In order to properly complete a Delaware title when selling a vehicle, follow these instructions:
Seller / Registered Owner Title Transfer Instructions:
- Since the title is in your possession, any liens shown on the front will have have been signed off by the lienholder. Therefore, you may transfer the title.
- On the back of the title you will fill out completely the upper block of information that says ASSIGNMENT OF CERTIFICATE TITLE in the left margin.
- Print the PURCHASER(S) name and complete address on the lines provided.
- Enter DATE OF SALE.
- Enter the sale price on the line “Total price of”
- Fill in the odometer reading in the space provided. Enter your mileage EXACTLY AS IT APPEARS ON YOUR ODOMETER. DO NOT INCLUDE “TENTHS”. If the odometer does not reflect the actual miles on the car, check the box that says “ The odometer reading is not the actual mileage WARNING – ODOMETER DISCREPANCY”.
- The seller signs name on the indicated line on the left side of the page (A second line is provided for more than one seller). MAKE SURE TO PRINT YOUR NAME (OR NAMES) EXACTLY as appears on the front of the title below “ISSUED TO” (DON’T USE SHORT NAMES OR NICKNAMES!). Where there are TWO registered owners listed on the title, you must check to see if there is an“OR” or nothing listed between the registered owners’ names. If there is an “OR”, EITHER registered owner can sign and print their name using the instructions above. Otherwise, the signatures and printed names of BOTH registered owners are required.
- The buyer signs and prints on the lines to the right of the seller’s signature(s).
- The seller must Complete the Seller’s Report of Sale which detaches from the bottom of the title document. The seller must also complete the backside of his vehicle registration card. Both items must be mailed to the Division of Motor vehicles at the given address, or hand delivered to one of the DMV offices. Locations can be found at the link http://www.dmv.de.gov/home/contact_info/index.shtml . This relieves seller of responsibility for the vehicle. Make copies of both items for your records.
- Keep your license plates.
A Title is a Legal Document; Be Careful
- Do not erase anything or use “white-out”
- Do not cross out or scratch anything out
- Write neatly with good handwriting
- Only use BLACK or BLUE ink
- Use actual names…no nicknames!
- Don’t Make Mistakes!
- Any errors can void the document!
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