Release Forms are legal documents used to release someone from legal liabilities or claims in the future. The party being released is called the releasee, and the party doing the releasing is the releasor. Many companies and organizations utilize various types of Release Forms.

The DMV or Department of Motor Vehicles require Release Forms or Release of Liability Forms for the sale of a motor vehicle. An owner of a motor vehicle who has plans of selling it will be required to fill out a Release of Liability Form so that the DMV will be notified that the full ownership of the vehicle will be transferred to the buyer.

DMV Release of Liability Form Printable

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DMV Notice of Release of Liability Form

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DMV Transfer and Release of Liability Form

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A DMV Release of Liability Form will be submitted along with a Notice of Transfer Form so that the transfer process can be initiated. Aside from this, the original owner will also be required to surrender his license plates, and the new owner would also be required to pay the appropriate fess so that the vehicle will be completely transferred under his name.

It is important for a vehicle owner to complete the Notice of Transfer and Release of Liability, or NRL procedure in the event of the sale of his vehicle so that he will be released from any parking liabilities and traffic violations once the vehicle is under the use and possession of the new owner or the buyer. These responsibilities are then going to be that of the new owner’s. This is also important so that any registration renewal notices will no longer be sent to the original owner. This is not only used for circumstances wherein one sells his vehicle, but also for transferring the vehicle to another person for any other reason. Aside from this, Release of Information Forms are also used to release a company or entity from any legal liabilities prior to releasing confidential or protected information.

DMV Release of Liability Form

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CA DMV Release of Liability Form

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Texas Motor Vehicle Transfer Notification Form

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When Do I Need to Submit a Release of Liability Form?

The original owner should already have a Release of Liability Form filled out and submitted to the DMV not more than five days from the sale or transfer of his motor vehicle to a new owner.

Ways to Submit a Release of Liability Form

  • You can submit a Release of Liability Form online on DMV.org for your convenience.
  • You may also choose to submit one in person at your local motor vehicle office nearby. This will allow the process to be done in a timely manner, and the DMV clerk will have a chance to check your form to make sure that it is complete.
  • The last way is to download a form online at DMV.org and print it out. You are then required to fill it out and mail it to the address provided on the form.

Information to be Included on a Release of Liability Form

  • The original owner’s name and contact information
  • The new owner’s name and contact information
  • Vehicle license plate number
  • The vehicle’s make and model, color, and year
  • The odometer reading at the time and date of the transfer or sale
  • The date of the transfer or sale of the vehicle

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