Notice of Transfer And Release of Liability - California
NOTICE OF TRANSFER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY
Please Protect Yourself!
Submit a Notice of Transfer
and Release of Liability
(See Reverse for Additional Information)
NEW OWNER’S LAST NAME (OR) COMPANY NAME FIRST
NEW OWNER’S ADDRESS APT NUMBER ODOMETER READING (NO TENTHS)
CITY STATE ZIP CODE DATE OF SALE, TRANSFER, OR LEASE RETURN
SELLER’S OR LESSEE’S LAST NAME (OR) COMPANY NAME FIRST SELLING PRICE (NO CENTS)
SELLER’S OR LESSEE’S ADDRESS APT NUMBER IF VEHICLE IS A GIFT,
CITY STATE ZIP CODE
VEHICLE LICENSE OR CF NUMBER MAKE OR BUILDER YEAR MODEL VEHICLE ID OR VESSEL HULL NUMBER
REG 138 (REV. 2/2012)
NOTICE OF TRANSFER AND
RELEASE OF LIABILITY
MAIL THIS FORM TO DMV
OR FILE ONLINE AT dmv.ca.gov
MO. DAY YR.
DMV DOCUMENT IMAGING USE ONLY
TO ENSURE YOUR LIABILITY IS RELEASED, PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW.
THE FORM MUST BE COMPLETED IN FULL. PRINT IN CAPITAL LETTERS USING BLACK OR BLUE INK.
WARNING! You must provide accurate, legible information: vehicle/vessel description, your name/address, buyer’s
name/address, and date of sale, transfer, or lease return, or the information SHALL NOT be updated or retained.
1. VEHICLE OR VESSEL 4. DATE OF SALE, TRANSFER, OR
DESCRIPTION LEASE RETURN
2. NEW OWNER’S NAME 5. YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS
3. ODOMETER READING
This form may be led online at dmv.ca.gov and a receipt can be printed ensuring it had been received.
This form may also be mailed, but no notication will be sent that it was received.
WARNING: You must provide accurate, legible information: vehicle/vessel description, your
name/address, new owner’s name and address, and the date of sale, transfer, or lease return.
Otherwise the information WILL NOT be updated or retained.
You WILL NOT receive notication that the information was not updated or retained.
Pay careful attention to write the new owner’s information in the new owner section and the seller’s information
in the seller’s section. If you have multiple vehicles or sell multiple vehicles at the same time, be sure to enter
the correct vehicle license plate and vehicle identication number for the correct vehicle and list the correct
new owner. File this form within 5 days of the transaction taking place. Submitting this notice yourself is the
best way to ensure DMV gets all the information in a timely manner. If you give this form to the new owner,
they may never submit it to DMV on your behalf.
IF YOU ARE COMPLETING THIS FORM INSTEAD OF FILING ONLINE AT dmv.ca.gov,
DETACH AND KEEP THIS PART FOR YOUR RECORDS AND MAIL THE TOP CARD TO DMV.
DO NOT MAIL A COPY OF A BILL OF SALE OR ANY OTHER DOCUMENTATION WITH THIS FORM.
STATE OF CALIFORNIA
DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES
A Public Service Agency
REG 138 (REV. 2/2012)
SELLER’S OR LESSEE’S SIGNATURE
ENTER 0 FOR SELLING PRICE
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