Notice of Transfer and Release of Liability

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Sold your vehicle? Completing a Notice of Transfer and Release of Liability (NRL) lets DMV knows that you are no longer responsible for parking/traffic violations or civil or criminal actions associated with the vehicle after the date of sale.

Before you begin…

  1. You will need the new owner’s name and address.

  2. Have the license plate number and last five digits of the vehicle identification number (VIN) handy.

  3. Have the vehicle odometer reading as of the sale or transfer date.

  4. Be prepared to print the confirmation you receive after submitting the NRL (if you wish to keep a copy for your own records).

Submitting an NRL to the DMV does not constitute a transfer of ownership. The vehicle record is not permanently transferred out of your name until the DMV receives a completed application for transfer of ownership and payment of appropriate fees from the new owner.


Have Questions?

If you need clarification before beginning the process, look through our NRL Frequently Asked Questions.