FREE PRINTABLE BILL OF SALE Form, Template, Sample
A bill of sale is a document or certificate transferring the ownership of personal property (automobile, motorcycle, trailer, boat, truck, rv, etc.) from seller (owner) to buyer or purchaser.
A bill of sale document releases interest in a vehicle. It is a written legal document reporting the date, locality, and the particular sum of money involved in the transaction in which the seller sold to the purchaser a specific item of his/her lawful property.
Some states do not require a B.O.S., but creating one will help you keep a record of the transaction along with the information just in case.
It's always a good idea to order a vehicle history report before you purchase a used car, truck or motorcycle. It will prevent you from buying a vehicle that has odometer rollback or flood, fire or frame damage.
You need to notify your local DMV immediately after the sale is made. That makes you not liable in case the vehicle gets into an accident or gets a ticket while the title is still in your name.
The sale of a vehicle without a title is not acceptable in most states. If you have lost the title of your car, bike or truck, you need to get a replacement from the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Below is a simple BOS template you can use.
The form below lets you fill in the blanks or modify it by adding some important additional information as needed. Just copy and paste to your word processor and print.
BILL OF SALE
KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS:
For the sum of ______________________________________________________, ($ ____________,_____) I, _______________________ (seller's name) hereby convey to ___________ ______________________ (buyer) on this ____ day of _________ of 20___ full ownership of a _________(year), _______________ (make),____________ (model), VIN # (vehicle identification number) : __________________________, odometer reading: __________ miles.
I hereby certify that I have the right to sell and I am the lawful owner of said vehicle. That the same is free from all encumbrances, and that I will warrant and defend the same against all lawful claims and demands.
I certify under penalty of the laws of the state of _________________ that the foregoing is true and correct.
(Printed Name of Seller)
__________________________________, ___________________, ____, _________ (Seller's Address, City, State, ZIP Code)
(Signature of Seller)
In witness, whereof, I__________________ (Notary Public or Authorized DMV Representative), hereunto set my hand, this ___ day of_______________ 20___.
IMPORTANT: If the vehicle has a lien on it or has been pledged as security for a loan, you must obtain a release from the party to whom the loan is owed, so the vehicle ownership can be transferred.
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