Bill of Sale Requirements in Minnesota

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MN Bill of Sale Basics

Minnesota does not require a bill of sale to complete a title transfer after a vehicle transaction.

Beyond the requirements of the Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS), a bill of sale is a good idea for both buyers and sellers to record and prove a transaction has taken place. It can be used:

  • As a receipt of the transaction.
  • To protect the seller in the event the buyer fails to register the vehicle or abandons it.
  • To file away for tax purposes.

MN Bill of Sale Requirements

Vehicle buyers and sellers who use a bill of sale form should be sure it includes the following information:

  • Printed names, addresses, and signatures of buyer(s) and seller(s)
    • All owners must sign.
  • Date of purchase.
  • Complete description of vehicle with make, model, and year.
  • Vehicle identification number (VIN).
  • Final sale price.

A bill of sale with the above information, among other things, is required by Minnesota for registration or title changes on vehicles with no proof ownership.

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To assist you in finding a form, we provide links to a free, printable bill of sale form you can use.

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