Bill of Sale Requirements in Pennsylvania

PA Bill of Sale Basics

Pennsylvania's Department of Transportation (PennDOT) does not require a bill of sale to record the sale of a car between two parties. Rather, the state requires residents to sign over a title when completing a title transfer following a sale.

That said, a bill of sale is still a good document to use when selling or purchasing a car to or from a private party. It records vital details about the sale and the parties involved, and can serve as legal protection for the seller in the event that the buyer does not register the vehicle or abandons it at a later date.

Pennsylvania Bill of Sale Specifics

If you decide to create a bill of sale for your transaction, include some key information about the vehicle being sold and the buyer and seller. Here are a few things you'll include on most bills of sale:

  • The vehicle's:
    • Vehicle identification number (VIN).
    • Make.
    • Model.
    • Year.
  • The buyer and seller's:
    • Names.
    • Addresses.
    • Signatures.
  • The odometer reading.
  • The purchase price.

Generic Bill of Sale

To assist you in creating a form, we provide a free, printable bill of sale form for you use.

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