Bill of Sale Requirements in Illinois

Illinois Bill of Sale Requirements

In Illinois, a bill of sale is not required for title transfers. However, it if highly suggested that you complete one anyway when you are making a vehicle sales transaction. A bill of sale is a document recording the sale of property between one person and another. Commonly, it's used to commemorate the sale of a car, and beyond state requirements, is useful as a record for tax purposes, plus it protects the seller in the event that the buyer fails to register the car or later abandons it.

What is on a Bill of Sale for a Car in Illinois?

There is no official Illinois bill of sale form. You may create your own. In general, a bill of sale should include the following:

  • The buyer and seller's:
    • Names.
    • Current addresses.
    • Phone numbers.
    • Signatures.
  • Sale price of the vehicle.
  • Odometer reading.
  • The vehicle's:
    • Vehicle identification number (VIN).
    • Make.
    • Model.
    • Year.

Generic Bill of Sale

To assist you in finding a form, we provide a free, printable bill of sale form for your use.

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