Buying a Vehicle in Maryland?
How to Properly Buy, Sell, Gift or Donate a Vehicle Through a Private Transaction
If you are selling, buying, gifting or donating a vehicle in Maryland, the transaction can be confusing. That’s why each step is covered in this guide to help you privately sell or buy a vehicle, donate or give the vehicle as a gift.
Buyers and sellers should be aware that private vehicle sales (without a licensed dealer) are not regulated by the MVA. Any legal action regarding the sale, warranties, or consumer rights are the sole responsibility of the buyer and the seller.
Always keep a copy of any transfer of ownership documents or related forms for your records.
If You are Selling the Vehicle
If You are Buying the Vehicle
Has the Vehicle Been Damaged?
Donating a Vehicle to Charity
Giving the Vehicle as a Gift
Unlicensed Dealers vs. Licensed