There are various circumstances in which you may own a car but do not possess a title on it. In most cases it may not be illegal but impossible to try selling car without title in most states in the United States.
However, there are a few factors that can enable you to sell your car even if you do not have a title. We look at a few options below but it may vary depending on the state you reside and the circumstances due to which you do not own a title.
Replacing the Title
This can be one of the most effective and easier ways to sell a car without a title. Contacting the DMV office can be a good place to start. It is possible for you to obtain a duplicate title in case you have it lost or damaged. You might also have to file a police report for the same.
Notarize the Sale
While this may not be possible in all states, there are a few that allow it. Getting your sale notarized by an official who can witness the signing and sale of the car that you have. This way you would be legally selling the car without trouble.
Bill of Sale Write Up
Again, this is something that differs from one state to another. Writing up a bill of sale can be a legal method in which you can have your car sold. You can either pick up a copy of the write up from a DMV branch or print it out of their website.
Use a Dealer
Although this is listed last this is by far the easiest ways in which you can sell your car. A dealer always knows the nuances in title issues and can provide you with solutions. This way you can save time and have them deal with the title issue than break your head over it.