Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures Manual

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Section 9 of 38

Chapter 8: Report of Sale – Used Vehicles

8.000 General Information

California licensed dealers must report the retail sale of all used vehicles on the Report of Sale–Used Vehicle (REG 51) form. The REG 51 is not used to report sales to wholesale dealers nor sales of vessels.

The REG 51 is a controlled form and can only be obtained from the DMV Occupational Licensing Section.

Orders for additional forms are only accepted by mail on a Used Report of Sale, REG 51, Order Form (OL 395U) form. This form is available online at and must be mailed to the address on the form.