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Where to get a Bill of Sale? (Generic Templates, DMV Forms, PDFs)

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A Bill of Sale is a key document for both buyers and sellers in any used vehicle transaction. 

While not every state DMV will require a bill of sale, it is always good to create one when buying or selling a used car. 

Depending on your needs, this page will provide you with the exact Bill of Sale form that’s right for you. 

We’ve compiled a list of all the bill of sale PDF forms from the different state DMVs, plus, we’ve got a generic template that you can use to create and print your own Bill of Sale – all for free!

Generic Bill of Sale Template

In most cases, you can use a generic bill of sale form as long as it contains all the necessary information and signatures required by your state. 

VINvaquero.com has created a free bill of sale generator that you can use to make filling out, printing, and signing the form simple. 

All you need to do is enter the necessary information, print a couple copies, collect the buyer and seller signatures, and you’re good to go. 

Fill in everything on your computer or phone, or print out a blank copy and fill it out later. 

DMV Bill of Sale Forms

Some state DMVs have official Bill of Sale forms that you can use when buying or selling a used vehicle. 

You can find the DMV bill of sale forms for the respective states by following the links below. 

In another section, we’ll dive a little deeper into the different bill of sale requirements by state.

StateDMV Bill of Sale Form
New Yorkhttps://dmv.ny.gov/forms/mv912.pdf
North Dakotahttps://www.dot.nd.gov/dotnet2/view/forms.aspx
South Dakotahttps://www.state.sd.us/eforms/secure/eforms/E0860V1-BillOfSale.pdf
West Virginiahttps://transportation.wv.gov/DMV/DMVFormSearch/DMV-7-TR-EN.pdf

States that Require a Bill of Sale

While a bill of sale is always a smart thing to have in any used vehicle transactions, some states actually make it a requirement as part of the registration and title transfer process.

In these states, you MUST complete and sign a bill of sale to submit to the DMV.

States that require a bill of sale for used vehicle transactions include:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Maine
  • Nebraska
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Rhode Island
  • South Dakota
  • Vermont
  • Washington
  • West Virginia 
  • Wyoming

States that Require a Notarized Bill of Sale

Additionally, some states will require that the signatures on the bill of sale are notarized. 

States that require a notarized bill of sale include:

  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire
  • West Virginia

Learn more about filling out a bill of sale.