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Bill of Sale Requirements in Louisiana

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In Louisiana a vehicle title transfer after a sale should be completed on the title with signiatures notarized. A bill of sale is not required in most sales; however, you may have to write a bill of sale under certain circumstances. Continue reading to learn more.

LA Bill of Sale Requirements

A bill of sale is only required in the sale of a vehicle if the title DOES NOT include the following:

  • Date of sale.
  • Sale price.
  • Signatures of all buyers and sellers.

Bill of Sale Basics

A bill of sale is a handy document for you, the buyer or seller of a vehicle, to use as a receipt of that sale and to formalize the transfer of a car from one person to another. In Louisiana, a notarized bill of sale is required when you buy or sell a car from or to a private party in order to complete a title transfer.

For your convenience, the Louisiana OMV provides a Bill of Sale online.

Louisiana Bill of Sale Specifics

A notarized Bill of Sale is a legal document showing a transfer in ownership of a vehicle. A Bill of Sale includes:

  • The names and signatures of the buyer and seller.
  • The year, make, and vehicle identification number (VIN).
  • The date of sale and final sale price.
  • The signature of a notary public.

When you purchase a vehicle outright, it's important the seller provides you with the current title, signed by both of you. You may also want a copy of the bill of sale, which usually stays with the seller as proof of the transaction.

If you are the vehicle's seller, keep a notarized bill of sale for the transaction.

Generic Bill of Sale

If you have trouble downloading the Louisiana bill of sale form, we provide a printable, easy-to-use generic bill of sale.

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