Bill of Sale Requirements in Ohio

While a bill of sale is not required for most vehicle sales transactions, you may need to complete one in certain instances.

Continue reading to learn more about using a bill of sale in Ohio, and what information you need to provide in one.

Bill of Sale in Ohio

Ohio generally does not require a bill of sale, and it does not provide a template for completing a bill of sale. In certain situations, you may need one for vehicles purchased out-of-state or for imported vehicles.

That said, you may want a bill of sale as proof of purchase or sale for:

  • Tax purposes.
  • As a receipt for your files (which may prove helpful if you move to a bill of sale state).
  • As protection against legal issues down the line.

Bill of Sale Requirements

Your bill of sale should include the following pieces of information:

  • A vehicle description and vehicle identification number (VIN).
  • Warranty information.
  • The vehicle's final sale price.
  • Names of the buyer and seller.
  • The county and state where you bought or sold the vehicle.

If you do need a bill of sale, you should fill it out and take it to a County Clerk of Courts title office, where it can be used to calculate the amount of sales tax you'll owe Ohio.

Generic Bill of Sale

A bill of sale can be useful even in a state without a bill of sale requirement.

To assist you in creating this handy document, we provide a printable bill of sale form.

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