Dealer Forms in New York

One of the responsibilities of being a registered auto dealer is filling out paperwork―lots of paperwork...stacks and stacks of paperwork. It's surprising dealers aren't required to have an extra storeroom just for forms.

Retailers and wholesalers must purchase some of their forms in bulk, but thankfully a number of them are available free online (scroll down to Business Use Forms for many dealer-related documents).

Here's a list of the most common dealer forms and where to get them:

Retail Certificate of Sale (Form MV-50: Also known as the bill of sale, the MV-50 is arguably the auto dealer's most important form, and surely the most satisfying―the more of these you fill out, the more your business is booming.

Short and simple, this sheet indicates the vehicle information (make, model, VIN), the name of the dealer, the name of the buyer, and the odometer reading of the vehicle being sold. This form has been replaced with the VerifiNY online system, making it even easier to complete.

Vehicle Registration/Title Application (Form MV-82): Motor vehicle dealers are ordinarily required to take care of the titling and registration of vehicles they sell. Vehicle Registration/Title Application (Form MV-82) is used for this and is free to download and print.

Odometer and Damage Disclosure Statement (Form MV-103): The law requires dealers to disclose to buyers whether a vehicle they're considering has been salvaged or does not have an accurate odometer reading. You may download Odometer and Damage Disclosure Statement (Form MV-103) for this disclosure, free.

Notice of Lien (Form MV-900): File this form to record a lien on a vehicle title. Both the lien holder and the owner must sign the form. Notice of Lien (Form MV-900) is a free download from the DMV.

Application for Duplicate Title (Form MV-902): Download Application for Duplicate Title (Form MV-902) to replace a vehicle title by mail.

More forms are available for free download from the DMV Forms page.

For information about becoming a dealer, be sure to check out Licensing Requirements and Dealer-related Information on this site.


Vehicle Registration/Title Application
Application for NY title (original or replacement), registration (original, renewal, duplicate, or corrected), OR plate transfers.
Odometer and Damage Disclosure Statement
Official odometer and damage disclosure required when transferring ownership of a vehicle in New York.
Notice of Lien
Notify the NY Department of Motor Vehicles of lien(s) placed on a car.
Application for a Duplicate Title
Use this form to request a duplicate AND/OR corrected vehicle title from the NY Department of Motor Vehicles.
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