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Chapter 8: Report of Sale – Used Vehicles
8.050 Used Vehicle Sold for Registration in Another State
Chapter 8 Report of Sale Used Vehicles
8.050 Used Vehicle Sold for Registration in another State
When a used vehicle is sold for registration in another state:
- Complete the Report of Sale–Used Vehicle (REG 51) form and mark it “for registration in another state”.
- Complete a Statement of Facts (REG 256) form explaining how the vehicle is being moved to the other state if the California registration is not valid.
The buyer must transport the vehicle or move it on a One Trip Permit (REG 402) unless California registration is current, or registration is obtained in the buyer’s home state prior to movement of the vehicle. Dealer plates cannot be used to move the vehicle.
Send the REG 256 and all copies of the REG 51 except the book copy to:
Department of Motor Vehicles
Incoming Mail MS A235
PO Box 944292
Sacramento, CA 94244-2920
- Give the title and any supporting documents to the buyer if the vehicle was purchased free of any liens.
- Send the paperwork to the lienholder, if known, and arranged with them to register the vehicle in the other state.
- Retain a copy of the REG 256 with the book copy of the REG 51 for four years.