Seller notification

Anyone who sells a motor vehicle from one individual to another individual, including transferring a junk vehicle by bill of sale, must to submit notification to the DMV that a sale has occurred, according to Wis. Stat. 342.41 Identity of buyer

Within 30 days of a sale the seller needs to report to WisDOT the:

  • Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle
  • Identity of the individual buyer
  • Sale price
  • Date of sale​

Submitting seller notification online

To submit seller notification online you need:

  • To be an owner of the vehicle (must be an individual, not a business)
  • Your Wisconsin driver license or identification card number (or full name)
  • The last four digits of your social security number (or full SSN)
  • Your date of birth
  • The vehicle identification number (VIN) for the vehicle

Once completed, you will have the option to print, email or save confirmation of your notification. It will not be noted on the vehicle record.

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This service may not be available on Sundays from 6 a.m.–9 a.m. due to regular system maintenance.

Selling a vehicle correctly

Seller notification does not replace other responsibilities of a vehicle seller. Refer to selling a vehicle and Instructions for Selling a Vehicle form MV2928. This form includes a bill of sale for your convenience; it is not a required form. You may keep a copy with your records and make a copy for the buyer as documentation of the sale.

Understand the requirements when selling a vehicle privately​

​Questions? 
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