Paperwork Required When Buying a Car in Oklahoma

Last Updated on March 22, 2018 by Jason Mason

When buying a car in Oklahoma, you must obtain certain required paperwork from the seller in order to register and title your vehicle. If you buy your car from a dealer, they will normally process the required paperwork on your behalf. However, if you buy the car from a private seller, you will need to visit the Oklahoma Tax Commission (OKTC) to register and title the car in your name. Continue reading this article to get more information about the paperwork required when buying a car in Oklahoma.

Paperwork for Oklahoma Car Buyers

As a buyer, you must obtain several documents from the seller in order to register and title the car in your name with the Oklahoma Tax Commission (OKTC). Generally, you will need:

  • A notarized and signed title certificate for the vehicle that you are buying.
  • The current vehicle registration.
  • A bill of sale or completed Form 722-1 (Declaration of Vehicle Purchase Price).
  • Completed Form 729 (Odometer Disclosure Statement) for vehicles that are 9 years old or newer.

Missing Title

You must request a certificate of title from the seller in order to register and title the vehicle. This title is also important as it may serve as proof of vehicle purchase and ownership. If the title is missing, ask the seller to apply for a duplicate copy at OKTC office and give it to you.

Oklahoma Title Transfer

To register and transfer the title in your name, you will need to visit the nearest OKTC office in person with a notarized and signed title certificate. Remember to take with you:

  • The bill of sale or other purchase documentation.
  • Proof of car insurance.
  • The current registration.
  • Release of current liens.
  • Payment of $11 title transfer fee.

Register Your Vehicle in Oklahoma

In Oklahoma, registering your newly purchased car requires the same paperwork as that of car titling. So, you can register and title your vehicle in one trip at your local Oklahoma Tax Commission (OKTC). You will need:

  • The certificate of title.
  • Proof of car insurance.
  • The current registration.
  • Payment of registration fees which varies based on the number of years a car has been registered.

Once you submit all the required documents and payment, you will receive your license plates on the same day.

Vehicle History Reports

A vehicle history report provides important information about the car you are purchasing. You will get information such as damage history, repair history, odometer reading and accident history. Consider ordering a Vehicle History Report of the car to avoid misleading sellers and vehicles with defects.

Vehicle Fraud in Oklahoma

There are several frauds in Oklahoma, which you may be a victim of. If you suspect any of them, contact the Attorney General’s Office in Oklahoma. This office is responsible for protecting the general public against fraudulent vehicle sellers.