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The Basics of Selling A Vehicle in Utah

The majority of drivers in the state of Utah will sell a vehicle at some point in their Utah residency. Of course, you have to examine your vehicle and come up with a reasonable sale price. You also have to get the word out to potential buyers so you are able to sell the vehicle.

You will also have to provide the current emissions certificates, signed certificate of title, and the current registration certificate. Additionally, you will have to take off the license plates and inform the Utah DMV that you have sold the vehicle. You will have to provide the Utah DMV with your signature, the make, and model year of the vehicle, and the plate number or the VIN. You can submit all of this information to:

Division of Motor Vehicles
MVCC Correspondence
P.O. Box 30412
Salt Lake City, UT 84130

Signing Over the Vehicle’s Title in Utah

You have to sign over the vehicle title in order to complete the sale of the vehicle in any state. Of course, this includes the state of Utah. The process of doing so is fairly simple. You and the buyer simply have to fill in the required information and sign the vehicle title. This legally transfers ownership of the vehicle over to the buyer.

On a related note, it is also a good idea to provide the buyer with a bill of sale. This bill of sale contains information such as your name and address as well as the buyer’s name and address, a description of the vehicle, and the purchase price. The bill of sale serves as further proof of the transaction.

What Should You Do If You Lost the Vehicle Title?

As you no doubt know, you cannot sell a vehicle in Utah or any other state without a vehicle title. If you lost your vehicle title, it is important to take appropriate steps in order to sell your vehicle. All you have to do is submit a request for a duplicate title to the Utah DMV. You can do this by filling out the Application for Utah Duplicate Title and submitting it to this address:

Division of Motor Vehicles
Mail and Correspondence
P.O. Box 30412
Salt Lake City, UT 84130

You should also make sure that you include sufficient payment for the duplicate title fee. The fee for a duplicate vehicle title in Utah is $6.

Title/Registration Fees in Utah

As previously stated, the fee for a duplicate vehicle title in Utah is $6. However, if you need to replace the vehicle registration, you will also have to pay a $4 fee.  However, it is worth noting that your registration fees in Utah vary based on county, the type of your vehicle, the type of fuel your vehicle uses, and various other factors as well. You will have to pay a $10 fee for transportation corridor preservation if you live in one of these counties:

  • Salt Lake
  • Davis
  • Utah
  • Weber
  • Summit
  • Wasatch
  • Iron
  • Box Elder
  • Washington
  • Tooele
  • Morgan
Additionally, most Utah drivers have to pay a $2.50 automobile driver’s education fee, as well. You may also have to pay an air pollution control fee, unless you have an electric-powered vehicle. These are the air pollution control fees by county:

  • Salt Lake $3.00
  • Davis $3.00
  • Cache $3.00
  • Utah $2.00
  • Weber $1.00

Transferring License Plates in Utah

There are some states that do not allow you to transfer license plates. However, you can transfer license plates in the state of Utah if you wish. It is important to point out that you are not required to transfer license plates in Utah. If you sell your vehicle, you keep the license plates of the vehicle. As a result, removing your vehicle’s license plates before you complete the sale is critical.

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