Bill of Sale Requirements in Massachusetts

Massachusetts does not require a bill of sale for vehicle sales transaction if a title is available. However, if the transaction involves a car that is exempt from titling, a bill of sale (along with the previous registration) must be presented in order for the new owner to register the vehicle. Keep reading to learn more about bill of sale requirements in Massachusetts.

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

Even if your sales transaction does not require a bill of sale, you should consider completing one. A bill of sale adds protection for the seller, providing supporting documentation for release of liability, and the buyer by acting as a receipt and proof of purchase.

When completing a bill of sale, make sure to provide the following:

  • Buyer and seller's:
    • Names.
    • Addresses.
    • Signatures.
  • Date of purchase.
  • Purchase price.
  • Vehicle identification information:
    • Vehicle identification number.
    • Make.
    • Model.
    • Year.

Generic Bill of Sale

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