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Declare car sale via online code

If you are planning to sell a car it is no longer possible to post proof to the prefecture of having sold it – everything must now be done online.

The new process starts as soon as you know the future buyer’s identity: you need to obtain from them their full name (including maiden name if applicable), date of birth and country and town of birth. That will enable you to start the online process at

You will be issued a code de cession which should be passed to the new owner along with other documentation including the carte grise, crossed and marked Vendu le (date) and signed. Once you have sold the car you have 15 days to complete the online process with final details including date and time of the sale and the new owner’s full address.

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