Car Bill of Sale

Bill of Sale Instructions For Selling A Car

Before you sell your car, it's essential that you have 100% title of it in your personal name. This even applies if you've never driven it. However, in the event that you have lost your title to the car, you should contact your local Division of Motor Vehicles to apply for a replacement.

You should never sign over the title to your car or transfer it to anybody else unless you first have been paid "in full" for the vehicle.

As soon as you have sold your car, you should do the following:

  Duly date and sign the car title in the designated area for the appropriate signature(s). If the title you hold has more than one just a single owner (and, the names are divided by the word in the title: "and") all vehicle owners should sign. However, if the word "or" divides the "names" any of the vehicle owners may sign.

  Make sure you add the exact selling price on the title. The Internal Revenue Service looks at titles, and conducts an investigation suspiciously lower than average selling prices.

  Insert the vehicle odometer mileage on the car title. This is a strict requirement under federal law and in most States.

  Fill-in the brand of manufacture, make, model, etc., in the disclosure area on the vehicle title if required.

  Insert the correct name and/or address of the buyer (or, buyers) on the vehicle title. For example: If the buyer's name is "Bill Smith" insert the buyer's "Full Name" and correct spelling "William John Smith". By doing so, you are complying law requirements.

  In a few cases it may be necessary to remove the license plate(s) off the vehicle. However, if the motor vehicle is a truck and it's registered at a maximum of 10,000 pounds (or, more) a moped, pick-up truck, motor cycle, a car or boat trailer or a mobile home, the license plates should stay attached to the car and there is no need to remove them.

  If there is any money outstanding on your car, you are required by law to pay-off the loan. In compliance with the law, you must provide the prospective buyer with a "lien release" a legal document issued from the lien holder because the buyer will require this to title the vehicle. This is an essential requirement under both State and Federal law.

FOR GOOD AND VALUABLE CONSIDERATION, including the payment of $______, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, _____ ("SELLER") hereby sells and transfers to _______ ("BUYER") the following car:


Car Make: ________

Car Model: _______

Year: __/__/__ Car Color: ______

Car Odometer Reading (Miles): _____

Car License Plate Number (State): ______

Car VIN# (Car Identification Number): _____


The SELLER warrants that it is the legal owner of the said car, that the said car is being sold free and clear of all claims and encumbrances, that the SELLER has the full right and authority to sell and transfer same, and that the SELLER will hold harmless and indemnify the BUYER from all claims adverse thereto.

The SELLER has verified that the BUYER was of legal age to execute this Bill of Sale on the date hereof.

Further Assurances. In connection with this Car Bill of Sale and the transactions contemplated hereby, each party to this Car Bill of Sale will execute and deliver any additional documents and perform any additional acts that may be necessary or appropriate to effectuate and perform its obligations under this Car Bill Of Sale and the transactions contemplated hereby.

The said Car is being sold "as is" without any express or implied warranty as to condition or working order. There is no warranty for any defect and all repairs are the responsibility of the BUYER unless the SELLER indicates any repairs for which he/she/they will pay and be responsible for. If any repairs are to be made by the SELLER they will be listed here:

It is agreed that repairs to the Car as listed below (circle one) will / will not be made, and that the following accessories, upgrades, and/or aftermarket parts (circle one) will / will not be included:

SELLER and BUYER declare under penalty of perjury that to the best of their knowledge all disclosures to each other in connection with the above transaction, and all other information on this Car Bill Of Sale, is true and correct.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties have executed this Bill Of Sale on this ____ day of ____, 20 _.

Seller Name(s): _______

Seller Signature(s): ______

Seller Street Address(es): ______

City: _____ State: ____ Zip Code: __

Date Signed: __/__/__

Buyer Name(s): ________

Buyer Signature(s): ______

Buyer Street Address(es): ______

City: ____ State: ____ Zip Code: __

Date Signed: __/__/__

Witnessed by: ________

Witness Signature(s): ______

Witness Street Address(es): ______

City: ____ State: ____ Zip Code: __

*** If Required By State Law ***

This Section for Notary:


State of _________

County of ________ [COUNTY]

On [DATE] before me, [NAME OF NOTARY], notary, personally appeared [NAME OF PERSON(S) INVOLVED], personally known to me (or proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence) to be the person(s) whose name(s) is/are subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged to me that he/she/they executed the same in his/her/their authorized capacity(ies), and that by his/her/their signature(s) on the instrument the person(s), or the entity upon behalf of which the person(s) acted, executed the instrument.

Witness my hand and official seal.

Signature ________

My commission expires: _____


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