Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale

Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale

This easy-to-use form lets you transfer ownership of a car, truck or other motorized vehicle to a buyer. The form comes with step-by-step instructions for completing a bill of sale, written in plain-English.

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Seller

Alternate Selection: [number of vehicle sellers]
Label Contract Text
one seller
two sellers



Buyer

Alternate Selection: [number of buyers]
Label Contract Text
one buyer
two buyers



Terminology

The term Buyer refers to one or more buyers, and the term Seller refers to one or more sellers.

Vehicle Being Sold

Make: 
Model: 
Body type: 
Year: 
Vehicle identification number (VIN): 

Multiple Selection: [personal property included?]
Label Contract Text
yes, additional items included

Additional Items Included in Sale

This sale includes the following items: .

Odometer

The odometer reading for Vehicle is: .

Purchase Price

The full purchase price for Vehicle is $. In exchange for Vehicle, Buyer has paid Seller

Alternate Selection: [payment options]
Label Contract Text
single payment  the full purchase price.
down payment and subsequent payment $ as a down payment, with the balance of the purchase price due by .
down payment and promissory note $ as a down payment and has executed a promissory note for the balance of the purchase price.

Legal Owner

Seller warrants that Seller is the legal owner of Vehicle and that Vehicle is free of all liens or encumbrances.

Inspections

Alternate Selection: [inspection options]
Label Contract Text
yes Vehicle has been inspected by an independent mechanic at Buyer's request.
no Vehicle has not been inspected by an independent mechanic at Buyer's request.

Condition of Vehicle

Vehicle is sold "as is," and Seller does not make any express or implied warranties about its condition, except that to the best of Seller's knowledge the following statements are true.

Alternate Selection: [salvage]
Label Contract Text
yes
  • Vehicle is a salvage vehicle.
no
  • Vehicle is not a salvage vehicle.
Alternate Selection: [total loss]
Label Contract Text
yes
  • Vehicle has been declared a total loss by an insurance company.
no
  • Vehicle has not been declared a total loss by an insurance company.
Alternate Selection: [lemon law]
Label Contract Text
yes
  • Vehicle has been repaired under the terms of a "lemon law."
no
  • Vehicle has not been repaired under the terms of a "lemon law."

Additional Terms of Sale

Alternate Selection: [any additional terms?]
Label Contract Text
Yes Additional terms of sale are as follows: .
No There are no additional terms of sale.
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Signatures

Alternate Selection: [number of vehicle sellers]
Label Contract Text
one seller

Seller: 

Signature: __________________________
Date: ______________________________

two sellers Seller: 

Signature: __________________________
Date: ______________________________

Seller: 

Signature: __________________________
Date: ______________________________

Alternate Selection: [number of buyers]
Label Contract Text
one buyer Buyer: 

Signature: __________________________
Date: ______________________________

two buyers Buyer: 

Signature: __________________________
Date: ______________________________

Buyer: 

Signature: __________________________
Date: ______________________________

 

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Use this bill of sale when you buy or sell a vehicle that must be registered with your state’s motor vehicles department. This typically includes cars, trucks, motorcycles, recreational vehicles and motor homes.

Be sure to read the accompanying instructions for more details. We recommend an inspection and disclosure of all defects before finalizing the sale.

Important to Know:

  • If the vehicle is a boat, use the "Boat Bill of Sale"
  • If you’re the buyer and don’t know the seller personally, check with the motor vehicles department where the vehicle is registered to be sure no one else claims an interest (lien) in the vehicle.
  • Don’t use this bill of sale for stationary, nonregistered mobile homes that are designed to be used semi-permanently at a fixed location, such as a mobile home park.

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