Being prepared to sell your vehicle is important to making sure the transaction goes quickly and in compliance with state regulations. We suggest having the forms below to save time and show your prospective buyers you are ready to complete the sale.
1. Nebraska Title Application
If you lost your title you will need to complete a Duplicate Certificate of Title through the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles’ office.
2. Odometer Disclosure
If you don’t own your car outright you’ll need to apply for a lien release from your lender.
If you are selling across state lines a VIN inspection may be required, which the buyer is responsible for.
3. Bill of Sale
4. Sales Tax Estimator
5. Other than the Title, Bill of Sale and Odometer Disclosure Statement, what other paperwork does a seller need?
- A Nebraska Department of Revenue Form 6.
- Pick one up by contacting the Nebraska Department of Revenue or at your County Treasurer's office. They're not available online.
6. If I purchase a vehicle, how long do I have to register it?
- You have 30 days from the purchase date.
- Visit Registration and Titling for detailed instructions.
7. If I sell my car or truck, do I let the buyers keep the license plates?
- No! In Nebraska license plates belong to you, not the vehicle. Make sure you remove them before the vehicle's new owner takes possession.
8. I bought my neighbor's car and transferred the title, but the information on the new title is incorrect.
What should I do?
* The information and documents above are to be used as a guide. Please check with your state’s Department of Motor Vehicles for answers to specific questions. In Nebraska, use the Nebraska DMV website to get answers to all vehicle sales, licensing and registration questions.