by Eric Ervin
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Once you relinquish ownership of a vehicle in Georgia, you must relinquish your title. Your Georgia car title shows the names and addresses of all owners and creditors. The title also provides a description of the vehicle, including the make, model, year of production, color, odometer reading, engine type, and vehicle purchase date, which is the date all liens were paid.
Pay off all debts or liens on the car owned by a bank, credit union or loan company to acquire a Georgia Certificate of Title. Contact the financial institution that had the loan if the title is not mailed to your home within a month. If necessary, use your statement or loan satisfaction letter to show that you have paid off the loan. Keep the title in a safe place.
Sell the car. Next, go to the Georgia Department of Revenue website to download a Georgia bill of sale. Complete the bill of sale by entering the date of purchase, your name, your address, the make and model year of the vehicle, the vehicle identification number, the lien information, and the vehicle mileage information. If the sale of the vehicle was ordered by a judge, enter the court order case number and Georgia tax identification number.
Complete the back of the title. Enter the title transfer date, the buyer’s name and address, the buyer’s county of residence, and the odometer reading. Enter your name and signature. Have the buyer enter their name and sign the back of the title in the appropriate field. The title does not need to be notarized.
Give the title. Give the signed title to the new owner. Give the new owner the original bill of sale. Keep a copy for your personal records, in case a problem occurs in the future.
Articles will need
- Georgia Certificate of Title
- Sales invoice
- Court order case number
- Georgia Tax Identification Number
- Blue or black ink pen