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Citizens who plan to sell their car using ads posted online on sites like have a new rule they have to follow to keep the transaction legal.

A law that went into effect Jan. 1 requires private car sales to be registered with the state within 30 days of the sale, a store posted at reads.

Sales can be recorded online by using the state Department of Motor Vehicles’ Seller Notify page. Sellers should be prepared to list the following:

  • Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle
  • Identity of the individual buyer
  • Sale price
  • Date of sale

Seller information is also required so be prepared to provide:

  • Your full name or stateWisconsin driver license or identification card number (or full name)
  • The last four digits of your social security number
  • Your date of birth
  • The vehicle identification number (VIN) for the vehicle

After the seller’s notification is completed, they can choose to print, save and/or have their confirmation emailed to them.