Bill of Sale Requirements in Vermont

Bill of Sale in VT

Whether you are buying or selling a vehicle in Vermont, a Bill of Sale and Odometer Disclosure Statement (Form VT-005) is required for all transactions. It can be easily downloaded or picked up at any DMV location and at most town clerk offices.

Not only does the Bill of Sale verify your transaction, but it also helps the DMV determine what sales tax to charge for registration. Make sure all of the information you provide is accurate.

Bill of Sale Requirements

Completing a bill of sale is a requirement for all vehicle sales transactions. If you are the seller you are responsible for providing a copy of the bill of sale to the buyer.

NOTE: The bill of sale is only part of the transaction requirements. You will also need to provide an odometer reading and assign the title to the new owner. See our Title Transfer in Vermont page for more information.

Vermont's Bill of Sale Form

Don't guess when filling in the vehicle identification number (VIN). It must match the number on the car. Taking the time to double-check is strongly suggested. Any discrepancy will stall the processing of your registration and the issuing of your plates. In addition to meeting state requirements, a bill of sale also records helpful information such as:

  • An odometer reading.
  • The final sale price.
  • The vehicle's description.
  • Contact information for the buyer and seller, along with their signatures.

Generic Bill of Sale

If you have trouble downloading Vermont's bill of sale form, we provide an easy-to-print bill of sale form for you use.


Bill of Sale and Odometer Disclosure Statement
Complete and submit this form to the Vermont DMV after the private sale of a vehicle. The buyer MUST sign the salvage section if the vehicle is salvaged or has been totalled.
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