Release Liability

Release of Liability

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Reporting the sale or transfer of a vehicle or vessel to the DMV does not constitute a transfer of ownership. The record is not permanently transferred out of your name until the DMV receives a completed application for transfer of ownership and payment of appropriate fees from the new owner. The vehicle record for International Registration Program (IRP) vehicles with IRP license plate number configurations may be submitted, however, the vehicle record for that license number will not be updated. When this form is properly completed and the information is recorded by the DMV, liability for parking and/or traffic violations and civil litigation resulting from operation after the date of sale becomes the responsibility of the new buyer.

General Information: 800-777-0133

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. You are required by law to notify DMV within five calendar days from the date you sell or transfer title or interest in and deliver possession of a vehicle to another owner (Vehicle Code §5900).
When properly completed, and the information is recorded by DMV, liability for parking and/or traffic violations and civil litigation, resulting from operation after the date of sale, becomes the responsibility of the subsequent purchaser (Vehicle Code §5602). Additionally, when the NRL information is received by DMV, and the vehicle record is marked, no further vehicle registration renewal notices will be mailed to you for the reported vehicle.
When the transaction has been transmitted to DMV you will receive a confirmation. Print a copy of the confirmation and keep it in your records.

Related Links

Notice of Transfer and Release of Liability

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REG 138, Notice of Transfer and Release of Liability

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Notice of Transfer and Release of Liability--Verify

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11.155 Notice of Release of Liability (CVC §§5602 and 5900)

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Notice of Transfer and Release of Liability--Search

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Notice of Release of Liability

The Notice of Transfer and Release of Liability (NRL) is used to notify the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) when you have sold or transferred your vehicle or ... https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/pubs/brochures/reg/nrl

Notice of Release of Liability REG 138

Notice of Release of Liability REG 138. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view, fill out and print forms. To incorporate the latest accessibility features ... https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/?1dmy&urile=wcm:path:/dmv_content_en/dmv/forms/reg/reg138

Online Notice of Transfer and Release of Liability (NRL) Survey

Online Notice of Transfer and Release of Liability (NRL) Survey. This feature is currently not available. DMV Home Page · Accessibility · Conditions of Use https://dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/pubs/survey/surveynrl