Valid smog certificate (if you renewed your registration in the last 90 days before the official transfer and you already submitted a smog certificate, you do not need a new one.
You will, however, need to sign a document that states this) Odometer reading (if car is less than 10 years old)
Is a bill of sale required in California?
While a bill of sale is not a legal requirement in California, it’s a good idea to have one when you sell or purchase a vehicle. There is no specific form required, but the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has a bill of sale form. The vehicle’s year, make and model. The vehicle identification number (VIN).
How do you sell a car privately?
Here’s how to remove the stress and maximize the cash when you sell your car privately, rather than trading it in to a dealer.
Sell your car in 7 steps:
- Collect your paperwork.
- Set an asking price.
- Give your car curb appeal.
- Create ads that sell.
- Screen callers carefully.
- Set up a test drive.
- Close the deal.
What paperwork do I need to sell my car privately?
What Paperwork Do I Need to Sell My Car?
- Vehicle history report.
- Maintenance records.
- Warranty documentation.
- As-Is documentation.
- Odometer disclosure.
- Bill of Sale.
Photo in the article by “Silicon Beach Homes”