Bill of Sale FormPage Overview
A bill of sale is an important part of any vehicle sale; however, it is not the only thing you'll need to consider.
- No sale is final until you complete a Title Transfer . Without this step finalized, the seller may be liable for fines and violations associated with the car.
- And as a buyer – BE SMART. Don’t get saddled with a lemon. Order a Vehicle History Report to know for certain you’re buying a gem.
Whether you are the seller or the buyer of the vehicle, you should never walk away from the transaction without a copy of the bill of sale. If you do not get a copy signed by both parties at the time of the sale, you leave yourself open to legal issues or other problems down the line.
While a bill of sale is an essential part of the sale process, it does not prove ownership; only a title transfer proves ownership of a vehicle. However, a bill of sale is an essential part of the sale process. In order to fully complete the sale, remember to transfer your title right away.
As a buyer, you should NEVER go into a sale without educating yourself about your potential purchase. If you neglect to learn about a vehicle’s history prior to buying, you could get stuck with a lemon that will drain your money and time for years.
Before you even consider signing a bill of sale, you must make sure your purchase will be a good one. To obtain details on a potential purchase, check out our page on Vehicle History Reports.
Many states require a state-specific bill of sale form . If your state does not require or offer a bill of sale form, feel free to use our generic form, either to present to the state or to keep for your own records.
- Download your Generic Bill of Sale Form now.
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