Selling a car with a license plate: How it works with

Selling a car with a license plate: How it works 

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At you can also sell your car with a license plate. Selling your car can be an exciting but also stressful experience. One question that many car owners ask themselves is: Can I sell my car with license plates? In this blog post, we explain how you can sell your car with license plates, the pros and cons of this and how you can make sure that the buyer buys the vehicle properly.

Can I sell my car with license plates?

Yes, you can usually sell your car with the current license plates. This is a common practice that allows the buyer to use the vehicle directly after purchase, without having to wait for new plates. However, for this to work smoothly, some steps and considerations are required.

Advantages and disadvantages of selling a car with a license plate


  1. Convenience: The buyer can use the vehicle immediately without having to lose time for re-registration.
  2. No administrative effort: You don’t have to take any additional steps to remove or return the badges.
  3. Immediate handover: The vehicle can be handed over immediately after the sale without having to remove the license plates.


  1. Liability: As long as the vehicle is registered on you, you bear legal and financial responsibility if the buyer is involved in an accident or commits traffic violations.
  2. Uncertainty: You may not know if the buyer is actually paying the vehicle, as this is his responsibility.
  3. Trust: Selling with a license plate requires a certain amount of trust in the buyer, as you may keep the vehicle in your name for a while.

How do I make sure the buyer returns the vehicle?

There are a few steps you can take to ensure that the buyer signs up the vehicle properly:

  1. Contract: Draw up a written contract specifying the handover of the vehicle and the obligations of the buyer. It should also state that the buyer is responsible for the re-registration.
  2. Keep a copy: Keep a copy of the contract and handover protocol to have proof that you sold the vehicle.
  3. Contact the Admissions Office: Contact the local Admissions Office to ensure you are informed about the sale and your legal obligations end.


Selling your car with a license plate can be convenient but requires trust in the buyer and compliance with legal regulations. Ensuring that the buyer duly transfers the vehicle is crucial. Regardless of the method you choose, it is important to properly document the sale and consider legal aspects. At we are happy to help you to make your car sale as smooth as possible.

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