Visiting CarCash is a great way to get cash for a vehicle that you no longer need, and we want to make sure you have everything you need to complete the process quickly and easily. California laws for selling a car outline specific requirements for a smooth transfer of ownership.

In order to transfer ownership of your vehicle to CarCash in California, you will need the following:

  • California Certificate of Title - This document is proof that you are the legal owner of the vehicle and thus allowed to sell the vehicle to CarCash. This document must include your signature and an odometer reading.
  • Any applicable transfer fees - Depending on the year and weight of your vehicle, taxes and transfer fees may apply and these fees will be determined when the application is submitted to the DMV.
  • Smog certification - Depending on the year of your vehicle, you may be required to provide a valid smog certification. More information about smog certification requirements can be found at the California DMV website.

Can You Sell Your Car without a Title in California?

If you are the legal owner of a vehicle but have lost the title, you may apply for a duplicate or paperless title in order to complete the sale.

First, you'll have to fill out the application for a duplicate title (REG 227) and ensure all information is accurate and up to date.

Next, proof of verifiable identification such as a valid California driver's license, a US Passport or US Passport card that is fewer than 10 years old. Other examples of acceptable identification include a Military ID card.

You may submit your application either by mail or in-person at any DMV office in California.

Paper applications should be mailed to:
Department of Motor Vehicles
Registration Operations
P.O. Box 942869
Sacramento, California 94269-0001

Note: If you are applying for duplicate title and the registered owner's name does not match DMV records, your application must be submitted in person. You must also provide proof of ownership such as a registration card and provide the required photo identification.

How Do We Help California Drivers Get Cash for Their Cars?

While selling a vehicle can be a complicated and arduous process, CarCash aims to make it simple. Our straightforward process helps you get cash for your car as quickly and easily as possible.

When you visit CarCash in Long Beach, you'll meet with a member of our team to begin assessing your vehicle. We'll agree on a selling price and document it on both the title and bill of sale. From there we'll give you your payout and send you on your way!

In order to receive instant payment, you will have to have all required documentation, but we'll be more than happy to help you procure anything you might be missing. The best part of working with CarCash is that your quote is good for 14 days, so you have time to make your final decision and round up any necessary paperwork.

Why Sell Your Vehicle to Us?

When trying to get money out of a vehicle you are no longer using, you'll have two choices.

The first is to attempt to sell the vehicle to another party yourself. This requires you to not only find all of the paperwork and have it ready immediately, but also takes time. You have to take photos, create online listings, write all of the descriptions, and then hope that the right buyer eventually finds you.

With CarCash, we make it easy to sell your car for cash right away. Simply bring it to us! No lowball offers from internet buyers, no scam artists filling up your email inbox, and no meeting strangers and letting them drive your vehicle. Our instant payout offers you the cash you want for your car, truck, or SUV without any hassle.

Sell Your Car in Long Beach

Learn More About Selling Your Car in California

If you still have questions about selling your vehicle to CarCash, simply call us at 1-800-227-2274. We'll talk through any concerns you might have and jump start your instant quote process before you even visit us in Long Beach. Arrive prepared and leave with cash all in one day!