Bill of Sale Requirements in Hawaii

In Hawaii, most standard vehicle title transfers are primarily completed on the title itself; however, a bill of sale is required when the person selling the vehicle is not named on the car's title.

Continue reading to learn more about Hawaii bill of sale requirements, and to understand why you might want to use a bill of sale even when one is not required.

Hawaii Bill of Sale Requirements

To complete a legally recognized bill of sale in Hawaii you will need to provide the following:

  • A vehicle description and vehicle identification number (VIN).
  • Names of the buyer and seller.
  • The county and state where you bought or sold the vehicle.
  • An odometer reading.
  • Final sale price.
  • Notarized signature of the seller(s).

Where to Get a Bill of Sale

The City and County of Honolulu offers a Bill of Sale (Form CS-L(MVR)40) online. It also offers a Bicycle/Moped Bill of Sale (Form CS-L(SS) 47). These forms may be used in any Hawaiian county.

If you have trouble downloading either Hawaii Bill of Sale form, check out our generic bill of sale form.

Why Use a Bill of Sale

While a bill of sale isn't required for most vehicle transactions, you might want to consider using one for your car sale and/or purchase.

If you are the seller of a car, completing a bill of sale can provide additional protection from liability once you release the car to the buyer.

As the buyer, having a bill of sale acts as a receipt and proof of purchase for your new car.

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