It is possible to sell a car without a title, it's just not as easy as it would be if you had the title.
The easiest way to sell is to go to a junkyard. They specialize in buying all types of cars and are used to buying cars without a title.
What do You Need to Sell a Junk Car Without a Title?
In most cases, you can sell a car without a title directly to a junkyard. The junk car buyer will likely ask to see your driver's license and your registration, and a bill of sale will be required in some states.
It's all about proving that you are the car's owner and that you acquired the car legally. The title is needed to sell the car to another buyer, but junkyards are rarely interested in this as they'll use it for auto salvage and scrap, stripping it for parts and then selling the scrap metal by the ton.
The cash offer may be a little lower if you don't have the title, but it really all depends on your state, the junkyard, and whether you have the registration and other supporting paperwork.
If you want a hassle-free process, contact your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to apply for a replacement title. In most states, it's a fast and straightforward process and while you will need to pay a fee, it's usually worth the effort.
State Laws on Selling Cars Without a Title
The laws on selling cars without a title differ from state to state. In some areas, you will need a replacement title if you want to sell the vehicle and in most of them, it's illegal to sell to a private owner without a title.
Junkyards simplify this process. They specialize in buying all types of vehicle and if they can't buy your car without a title, they will tell you why and help you with the next steps.
Contact the junk car buyers on this site to take the next step. We have listed hundreds of companies by location and all of these offer cash for junk cars. To get a cash quote, just call the number listed, give them some basic details, tell them about the title situation, and the junkyard will take it from there.
Find your state and city in our list and sell your junk vehicle today!