When you're in the market to buy or sell a car, you want everything to go as smoothly as possible: a Notarized Car Bill of Sale can help you out by documenting the important details of the deal. Your state may also require any car bills of sale to be signed by a notary. Fortunately, the process is as simple as visiting a notary public if you already have your bill of sale prepared.
When to use a Notarized Car Bill of Sale:
You're buying or selling an automobile.
You live in Louisiana, Maryland, Nebraska, West Virginia, or Wyoming and your state requires car 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"):
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:
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.
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Notarized Car Bill of Sale FAQs
Can you print out a bill of sale?
Yes. Once you have completed your Notarized Car Bill of Sale with Rocket Lawyer, you can access it anytime, anywhere, on any device. As a Rocket Lawyer Premium member, you can also copy, edit, download, or print it anytime. You can also use your Rocket Lawyer membership to have your Notarized Car Bill of Sale reviewed by an experienced On Call attorney from our nationwide network.
Can I write my own bill of sale?
Making a Notarized Car Bill of Sale online is simple. Just answer a few questions and Rocket Lawyer will build your document for you. Consider these questions beforehand to make the process speedier:
What is the total price the buyer will pay for the vehicle?
What form of payment will be used by the buyer?
Is the odometer accurate? Has the car's odometer been altered?
When will the vehicle be transferred?
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What do I do if I don't have a bill of sale?
It is recommended that you make or obtain a bill of sale if you don't already have one. A bill of sale protects the seller and buyer from future disputes by serving as proof of purchase.
What is a generic bill of sale?
If you own a motor vehicle or other property (not real estate) that you'd like to sell, and you want to record the details of the purchase for your accounting records, then a generic bill of sale can be used. It typically includes important information about the purchase, such as the names of the buyer and seller, contact information, item description, item price, payment methods and warranty details.
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