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Old 07-10-2011, 05:51 PM
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Inquiring about West Los Angeles DMV

I just bought a vehicle from a private seller but before I did that I bought a carfax and viewed the vehicle's history and it checked out great with no accident/salvage or any other problem for that matter.

My question is that since I got the certificate of title from the previous owner with his signature/odometer/seller price printed on the certificate of title a.k.a "pink slip" what else do I need in order to have the title transferred to my name successfully at the DMV. Smog isn't required since the vehicle is 4 years or younger, is that all I need to present at the DMV just the title signed by the previous owner and the new owner?

I heard that the bill of sale isn't needed but it's good to have it for my own record since it's legally binding contract but you don't need to present to the DMV as the certificate of title is always enough to have it transferred over to my name.

Is this true?
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