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What is a Notarized Automobile Bill of Sale?

If you're buying or selling an automobile, a Notarized Automobile Bill of Sale can help make the transaction official. Be it a car or truck, commuter or off-roader, an automobile is usually one of your most valuable assets. A typical bill of sale allows you to document important vehicle information, such as odometer readings, condition, price, and any warranties, all in one place in case of any disputes. A Notarized Automobile Bill of Sale also goes one step further by having a place for a public notary to officially sign your document.

When to use a Notarized Automobile Bill of Sale:

  • You're buying or selling an automobile
  • You live in Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, West Virginia, or Wyoming and your state requires automotive bills of sale to be signed by a notary.

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FOR AND IN CONSIDERATION OF the sum of U.S. Dollars, plus any applicable sales tax, paid by , the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, (the "Seller"), presently of , , DOES HEREBY SELL, ASSIGN, AND TRANSFER to (the "Buyer"), presently of , , , the following described motor vehicle (the "Motor Vehicle"):





Body Type:


Odometer Reading:

Car's Title Number:

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):

License Plate Number:




Federal and state law requires that the mileage of the Motor Vehicle be stated upon transfer of ownership. Failure to disclose the mileage or providing a false statement may result in fines and/or imprisonment.


The Seller states that the odometer reading of the Motor Vehicle is miles. The Seller certifies that to the best of the Seller's knowledge, this reading


Both Buyer and Seller acknowledge the above odometer statements:


By: ___________________________________ Date: __________________


By: ___________________________________ Date: __________________


The Buyer has been given the opportunity to inspect the Motor Vehicle, or alternatively, have the Motor Vehicle inspected. Additionally, the Buyer has accepted the Motor Vehicle in its existing condition.


The Seller certifies under penalty of perjury that the statements made in this Bill of Sale are true and correct to the best knowledge of the Seller.



By: ___________________________________ Date: __________________



By: ___________________________________ Date: __________________



STATE OF ss: , ss:

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  • What does a notarized Bill of Sale mean?

    A Notarized Automobile Bill of Sale is a legal document, signed by both the seller and the buyer of an automobile, that contains the essential details of the vehicle being sold and, for used vehicles, may provide that the vehicle is being sold "as is." A Notarized Automobile Bill of Sale is signed by the seller and buyer before a public notary, which is required in a handful of states.

  • Do you need to notarize a Bill of Sale?

    It depends. Some states require an Automobile Bill of Sale to be signed by a notary. Most, however, do not. The states that require a notarized Automobile Bill of Sale are:

    • Louisiana
    • Maryland
    • Nebraska
    • West Virginia
    • Wyoming

    To notarize a Bill of Sale, you simply have all parties to the Bill of Sale sign it in the presence of a notary public.

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