DOCUMENTS TO GATHER WHEN SELLING / BUYING A CAR

Documents to gather when selling / buying a car

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What documents do I need to collect to buy and sell a car between individuals? Pay close attention to these because an error can be detrimental for the seller …

To sell a used car to another private individual, you must collect these documents:

The declaration of assignment (CERFA 15776 * 01 ) that the buyer also has on his side in duplicate
The certificate of non-pledge called for several years certificate of administrative situation
The gray card (called registration certificate for a few years now) crossed out, dated, nominative (name of the buyer) and signed by you
The proof of passing technical inspection: less than 6 months if OK and less than 2 months if cons-visit
Papers to be gathered by the PURCHASER
If you are the buyer of the car, here is the list of documents and papers to be gathered in order to be able to buy ):

Identity card or valid passport (family record book if you are married)

The declaration of assignment (CERFA 15776 * 01 ) that the seller also has on his side in duplicate
Here is now the list of documents to be able to register the recently acquired car (note that you have one month to do so , beyond that you are illegal
Proof of address no longer than 6 months
The registration certificate request (CERFA 13750 * 05 )
The gray card (called registration certificate for a few years now) crossed out, dated and signed by the seller
Proof of passing the technical control: less than 6 months if OK and less than 2 months if reverse inspection
Your driving license
A certificate of insurance

Vehicle registration certificate / registration certificate

The seller must give the buyer the crossed-out gray card, mentioning ” Sold on [date] to [buyer’s first and last name] ” followed by the seller’s signature (the mileage of the vehicle must also be mentioned). The validity of a crossed-out gray card is only 1 month . For new vehicle registration certificates (called registration certificates) you will have to fill in (the seller) the back where certain information is to be specified. The lower part (detachable coupon) can be withdrawn but it will only be used by the buyer when he goes to the prefecture: he will give the top and keep the small coupon to circulate (in case of control).
Certificate of assignment

This document can be downloaded here and must be completed by the buyer and the seller .

It will be used to make a registration / vehicle registration request for the new owner (within 1 month ) and it will be used for the online declaration of the sale of the car by the seller (to be done within 15 days ) at the following address: https://immatriculation.ants.gouv.fr/

Technical control

The technical inspection of the vehicle for sale must not exceed 6 months (unless the vehicle is not yet 4 years old , in this case no inspection necessary). Otherwise, you will not be able to sell the vehicle and will have to return it. Note that in the event of a second inspection, t

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