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A bill of sale is a legal document that transfers ownership of a piece of property (such as a car, boat, or real estate) from the seller to the buyer.

It typically includes information such as the names and addresses of the buyer and seller, a description of the property being sold, the purchase price, and any terms or conditions of the sale. It serves as proof of ownership and is often required for registration or title transfer purposes.

A sample bill of sale is a document that releases interest in a vehicle, helping to make your purchase safer and allowing the transaction to go more smoothly.

This is a important document that serves as:

  • Proof of purchase.
  • Protects your stance should any discrepancies arise over your vehicle's Governmental Services tax rate.
  • Not required for registering and titling.
  • Keep it in your records.
  • Purchase of cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats...

Steps and paperwork for having a safe purchase.

  • Make sure the title is signed-off.
  • Complete the VIN form. Have a vehicle identification number (VIN) inspection conducted by the DMV office or by a police officer.
  • Both the buyer and the seller must sign off in the appropriate sections of the bill of sale.
  • The seller must remove the license plates from the car and return them to the DMV.
  • Do not buy a vehicle that has an orange salvage title. It's illegal to sell salvage vehicles to private purchasers in most states.
  • The buyer is responsible for obtaining insurance and a MOVEMENT PERMIT (permit to operate the vehicle on public roads) from the DMV.
  • Statment that no alterations to the vehicle have been made.
  • Clear wording that identifies the city, town, county, and state where you are purchasing the vehicle.

How to write a bill of sale

A bill of sale typically includes the following information:

  • Date of the sale: Include the date the sale is being completed.
  • Names and contact information of the buyer and seller: Include the full legal names and addresses of both parties.
  • Description of the item being sold: Include as much detail as possible about the item, such as make, model, year, VIN, serial number, and any other identifying information.
  • Purchase price: Include the amount of money being paid for the item. If the item is being given as a gift, it should be stated as such.
  • Signature of the buyer and seller: Both parties should sign the document to confirm that the sale is complete and the terms have been agreed upon.
  • Terms of the sale: If there are any specific terms or conditions of the sale, such as warranties or guarantees, they should be clearly stated in the bill of sale.
  • Notarization: Some state require the bill of sale to be notarized by a notary public, you should check your state requirement for it.

Note: It's a good idea to keep a copy of the bill of sale for your own records and it's also important to check your state's specific requirements for bills of sale, as they may vary.

Just copy and fill the blank form below. No download necessary.


Dated: ____/____/_______


That I __________________________________, referred to as "SELLER", sells, bargains and conveys all of SELLER'S right, title and interest in the following described vehicle: Year ________ Make _______________ Model ______________ Odometer reading ______________ Title#____________________ VIN _____________________ to __________________________________________, referred to as "BUYER", BUYER's heirs and assigns.

______________________________________ (Seller) acknowledges receipt of a total of (___________________________________________________________________Dollars) $_______________,____ from __________________________, BUYER, in full payment of the purchase price of the vehicle conveyed hereby. The SELLER warrants that there are no liens or encumbrances on the vehicle sold, and that THE VEHICLE'S title is clear and merchantable.

________________________ (The Seller) shall defend ____________________________ (The Buyer) from any adverse claims to SELLER's title to the vehicle sold. The BUYER, ___________________________, acknowledges examining the vehicle sold herein. The vehicle sold herein is used and sold "as is", "where is", "with all faults."

The SELLER states that no modification or alterations to the vehicle have been made.

The vehicle is sold without UCC warranty of any kind, including fitness for a particular purpose or merchantability.

The parties agree to the terms and conditions stated herein:

SELLER'S Signature:___________________________________ Name: ________________________________________
Address:___________________________________ Driver's Licence Number: __________________________

BUYER'S Signature:___________________________________ Name: ________________________________________
Address:___________________________________ Driver's Licence Number: __________________________

The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this ______________________________, 20____ by ________________________, who is personally known to me or has produced ____________________, as identification and who DID/DID NOT take an oath.


Printed, typed or stamped name of person taking acknowledgement: __________________________________

Notary Public
Title or Rank

Commission expires or serial#

A Certificate of Title or other type of ownership documents must accompany a bill of sale form.

A bill of sale for a vehicle typically includes the following information:

  • The date of the sale
  • The names and addresses of the buyer and seller
  • A description of the vehicle, including the make, model, year, VIN (vehicle identification number), and odometer reading
  • The purchase price of the vehicle
  • Any warranties or guarantees offered by the seller
  • A statement indicating that the vehicle is being sold "as is" or with a specific condition
  • Signature lines for both the buyer and seller to sign and date
  • It's important to note that a bill of sale is not a legal document and it's not required in all states. But it's a good idea to use one in case there are any disputes about the sale later on.

Here's another example of a simple bill of sale:


Date: January 25th, 2023

Seller: John Smith
Address: 123 Main St, Anytown USA 12345
Phone: 555-555-5555

Buyer: Jane Doe
Address: 456 Park Ave, Anytown USA 12345
Phone: 555-555-5556

Description of Item:

2000 Honda Civic LX
VIN: 1HGEJ8244YL056339
Mileage: 150,000
Purchase Price: $5,000

Terms of Sale:

As-is, where-is, with no warranties or guarantees.
Title and registration transfer to be completed by the buyer.

Seller's Signature: ________________________

Buyer's Signature: ________________________

Note: This is an example, you should always check your state's specific requirements for bills of sale and consult with a lawyer if you have any question.

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