What Kind of Paperwork Should I Have Prepared When I Sell My Car in New Jersey?

The good news is the process for selling used vehicles in the state of New Jersey is a pretty simple and straightforward process.  

Here are your responsibilities as the seller of the vehicle:


  • Remove your car’s license plate. If it’s being transferred to another vehicle, that’s fine – you can go ahead and put it on another car that you own – otherwise, you’ll have to surrender it to an office of the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC).
  • Sign the back of the car’s title and list the odometer reading. Get together the other documentation if applicable – like the paperwork corresponding to any liens or if the vehicle is exempt from sales tax.
    • If you’ve lost or damaged your title beyond repair, it’s a $60 fee for a new one in NJ. You’ll have to submit an application for a duplicate via Form OS/SS-52 through the MVC.
    • If you’ve lost or destroyed your car’s registration, visit your local MVC office with a photo ID (preferably your driver’s license), Be prepared to pay the $5 fee. Fill out and submit an application for a duplicate via Form BA-49.
  • Sell your car quickly and easily at We Buy All Cars. Unlike when you sell your car privately, selling your car to a car buyer like us, we take care of everything in-house in the same day. You’ll transfer the title to us at the time of the sale. Our team has been in the used car business for decades and will help walk you through the process and paperwork. They can explain the bill of sale, which will serve as your proof of the transaction. Most importantly – they’ll make sure you leave with the most money possible in your pocket.
  • Cancel your car insurance and notify the MVC of the sale.

Where can I sell my used car in New Jersey?

Located in Voorhees, NJ, We Buy All Cars in New Jersey offers the best way to sell your car. We Buy All Cars has been the state’s leading independent car buying business for the last 35 years, and we want to buy your used car or truck in any condition.

You can get a free quote online for your used car today by entering some basic information: name, phone number, email, and the year, make, and model of the used car you want to sell.

If you prefer to speak to someone in person, simply fill out our contact form and someone from our team will get back you to shortly to answer your questions as well as generate a fair-market quote for your car. You can also call us directly at any time at 1-856-834-5558.

Once you’ve received your cash offer, bring your car to our office in Voorhees, NJ, or take advantage of our free towing and pick-up services for vehicles too damaged to start. Our appraisal process is designed to get you in the door and out with cash in your pocket, hassle-free, in no more than 20 minutes. We Buy All Cars is also capable of taking over any existing financing on your vehicle. We’ll pay you the balance on the spot.   

The team at We Buy All Cars in NJ has spent years cultivating a reputation for presenting offers on used cars and trucks at fair-market value. These offers will always exceed what you can expect to get from a dealership. We’ll purchase your vehicle as-is, so there’s no cleaning or repairs you need to make in order to leave our offices with a check-in your hand.

What are other resources for selling my car in Jew Jersey?

How To Transfer a Car Title in New Jersey

In New Jersey, whenever someone buys or sells a car, they must transfer the certificate of title to the new owner. The car title, sometimes known as “pink slip”, is issued by the Secretary of State from your local New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC). It is a certificate that legally proves the ownership of a vehicle and can be transferred whether the vehicle is new, sold, gifted, or inherited.

Selling Your Damaged Car In New Jersey

If your car has been damaged, you’re probably agonizing over the impending costs of all the repairs. When your car is newer, you automatically want to fix whatever is wrong with it, since you haven’t yet gotten much use out of the vehicle! However, sometimes the cost to repair your vehicle just isn’t worth it.

What Are The Rules About Driving Without A License Plate in New Jersey?

Whether you are purchasing a new or a used vehicle in New Jersey you’ll need to make sure your vehicle is properly insured and registered before you can drive it off the lot.  There’s a lot of confusion surrounding the rules and regulations that new buyers have to follow, and here we answer some of the most common questions surrounding license plates in New Jersey.