Bill of Sale Requirements in Oregon

What is a Bill of Sale for a Car in Oregon?

When buying or selling a vehicle in Oregon, a bill of sale is an important document used as a record of the transaction, and for proper title and registration.

The Oregon Driver and Motor Vehicle Services Division (DMV) provides both a printable version and an online fillable version of the Vehicle Bill of Sale (Form 735-501). While Oregon does not require a bill of sale in all cases, it does accept the document as proof of ownership when you're completing the title transfer or registration of a vehicle. A bill of sale is also a good way to record your purchase or sale, which can protect the seller in the event that the buyer does not register the vehicle or abandons it at a later date.

Oregon Bill of Sale Requirements

An OR bill of sale should include the following information:

  • Printed names and addresses of both buyer and seller.
  • Date of purchase.
  • Vehicle make, title number, and year.
  • License plate number.
  • Vehicle identification number (VIN).

The buyer must apply for a title within 30 days of the sale, or face a late title transfer fee of $25. If the buyer does not apply for a new title within 60 days of the sale, the late title transfer fee is $50.

Generic Bill of Sale

If you have trouble downloading the Oregon Bill of Sale form, we provide links to free, printable, generic bill of sale forms.


Vehicle Bill of Sale
Use this form as a proof of purchase when transferring ownership of a vehicle in Oregon.
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