Reporting the sale of a car is not the same thing as transferring the title. If you transfer the title in person, you are also automatically reporting the sale of the car. If you give the title to the buyer and don’t go to DVS to do the paperwork, you need to report the sale of the car within 10 days. Note: If you sell to a dealership you don’t have to report the sale.
There are 2 ways to report the sale:
Online: You can report it online at www.dps.mn.gov
- Click on "Divisions" on the top menu
- Click on "Driver and Vehicle Services" on the drop down
- Scroll down and under "Services" click on "Transfer Vehicle Title"
- Click on "Report Sale of a Vehicle"
By Mail: Fill out the “Notice of Sale” strip at the bottom of your title. Make sure you write in the buyer’s name, address, and driver's license number, if any, and the date of sale. Tear it off, and mail it to DVS at:
Driver and Vehicle Services – Central Office
Town Square Building
445 Minnesota Street, Suite 168
Saint Paul, MN 55101-5168
If the car is donated or junked, also report that to DVS.