How to write a bill of sale for a used car.
Learn what to include on a bill of sale form for your used car and how to ensure that buyer and seller signatures are both included and secure.
Traditionally used for the private sale of used cars, a bill of sale documents the transfer of ownership from the seller to the buyer. In some states, the buyer will also need that bill of sale to transfer over the used car’s title or register it with the DMV. Read on to learn what information you’ll need to include and more.
What you need to include on a used car bill of sale.
Before you put together a bill of sale form, you’ll need information about the used car, the buyer, and the seller. Below is a list of details that are important to include on your bill of sale.
- The used car’s make, model, and year
- The car’s vehicle identification number, also known as a VIN
- Mileage or odometer reading
- Description of the car, including its color and body type
- Basic contact information for both the buyer and seller
Because laws are different in every state, it’s recommended you check with your local DMV to make sure you have everything needed to complete a bill of sale for a used car.
Writing a used car bill of sale.
When you’re ready to write the bill of sale form, you can either create a new one from scratch using digital document software or choose a pre-built form from an existing template.
Whether you use a desktop, tablet, or smartphone, you can then drag and drop form fields to customize the bill of sale — but be sure to include at least two signature fields (one for the seller, another for the buyer).
With e-signature software like Adobe Sign, you can use the “Fill & Sign” feature to insert contact information, details about the used car, signatures, and more. After that, it’s easy — enter the buyer’s or seller’s email address to request a secure signature for the bill of sale form.
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