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<p>The [http://www.dmv.ca.gov/ '''California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)'''] has jurisdiction over any business selling vehicles and requires licensure of that business. They also have forms and information on buying a vehicle from or selling to a private party.  A smog check may be needed.  The DMV's Notice of Transfer and Release of Liability will protect consumers from liability when buying or selling a car.  </p><br>
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<p>The [http://www.dmv.ca.gov/ '''California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)'''] has jurisdiction over any business selling cars and requires licensure of that business.</p><br>
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<p>DMV does not regulate sales between private parties. Disputes arising from private party sales are a civil matter.</p><br>  
<p>DMV does not regulate sales between private parties. Disputes arising from private party sales are a civil matter.</p><br>  
   
   
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'''<font color="#4AA02C">Department of Motor Vehicles</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>
(800) 777-0133<br>
(800) 777-0133<br>
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[http://www.dmv.ca.gov/fo/fotocinv.htm '''Investigations office locations''']<br>
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<p>Safecar.gov, a web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, covers crash tests, five-star safety ratings, safety features, and recalls.  The agency also maintains a toll-free Vehicle Safety Hotline to receive complaints and provide information on vehicle safety recalls.</p>
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[http://www.safecar.gov '''www.safecar.gov''']<br>
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(888) 327-4236<br>
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(800) 424-9153 TTY<br>

Latest revision as of 19:10, 2 March 2011

735-Other State Agencies

AUTOMOBILE (SALES)

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The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has jurisdiction over any business selling vehicles and requires licensure of that business. They also have forms and information on buying a vehicle from or selling to a private party. A smog check may be needed. The DMV's Notice of Transfer and Release of Liability will protect consumers from liability when buying or selling a car.


DMV does not regulate sales between private parties. Disputes arising from private party sales are a civil matter.


Department of Motor Vehicles
(800) 777-0133
www.dmv.ca.gov

Investigations office locations


Safecar.gov, a web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, covers crash tests, five-star safety ratings, safety features, and recalls. The agency also maintains a toll-free Vehicle Safety Hotline to receive complaints and provide information on vehicle safety recalls.

www.safecar.gov
(888) 327-4236
(800) 424-9153 TTY



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