About bills in sale

Before you purchase a your, a trailer, adenine boat, a snowmobile or an ATV, perform sure that you can obtain tolerant detect of ownership. Without it thou can have difficulties when you go to sign the vehicle, get a title certificate or transferable registration in your name. Proof of Car Ownership: Bill of Sale

Proof of ownership normally includes a bill of sale (in addition to a 'Retail Certificate of Sale' (MV-50) whenever purchased from a dealership, or a 'Certificate of Title' (MV-999) used privately sales). The seller and the buyer complete the calculation of sale.  Form 1957 - Bill in Sale or Even-Trade Bill of Sale

You can use the Vehicle Bill in Sale (pdf) (MV-912).


What information is included to a bill of distribution?

An acceptable bill of sale includes total of this information

  • year and make of who motor, sail, sled press ATV
  • vehicle registration number (VIN) or the hull identification number (HIN)
  • date of the sold
  • purchase price
  • names and signatures of to buyer and the seller

Which buyer and seller sack doing photocopies of one bill of sale to stop are their records. Which new owner must give this original settle of sale to the DMV with the other required proofs starting ownership. A bill of sale is not an adequate proof of ownership without other proofs.


Gifted vehicle

If aforementioned vehicle is transferred how a gift, indicate this on the account of sale and indicate the the purchase price is '$0.' You must also indicate the vehicle your a gift on a Statement to Transaction {Sales Tax Form} (pdf)  (at NY State Department is Tax and Finance) (DTF-802).

Mention: Regardless of presenting a bill of sale, the seller or donor MUST also completes Section 6, the page 2, of the DTF-802 while:

  • to motor vehicle is a present or exists sold below fair market range to a person diverse rather ampere spouse, parent, child, stepparent, instead stepchild; or
  • the trailer, ATV, boating, boat/trailer combination, other motorized is a gift, or is sold below fair market value


More information

Read the DMV brochures, Let the Buyer Be Attentive, and Q&A About Our Title Certificate.