California DMV Bill of Sale Form

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This California DMV Bill of Sale Form can be used to transfer ownership of a car from one person to another. It is your responsibility to check with the proper authorities in your state to determine if this California DMV Bill of Sale Form is legally adequate for your purpose. Legal requirements vary from city to city, county to county, and state to state.

The California DMV bill of sale Form normally includes the name and address of the person transferring the car, the name and address of the buyer, the amount for which the car is being sold, and a detailed description of the vehicle. In some cases the bill of sale is notarized, especially if required by law. When it doubt, have the form notarized.

To register a used motor vehicle in California you will need the following:

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  1. Title or Application for Title or Registration
  2. California DMV Bill of Sale Form
  3. The title should include the current odometer reading. If not then you must complete the Odometer Disclosure Statement
  4. If the previous owner of the motor vehicle did not renew the smog certificate within the last 90 days and the vehicle is less than 10 years old, you will need to provide a smog certificate (if required by the municipality where you reside).
  5. Valid form of Identification
  6. Proof of auto insurance

Federal law requires that the seller disclose the mileage of a used car when being transferred to another person. Failure to disclose the actual mileage or misrepresenting the mileage may result in fines and/or imprisonment. Be sure the give the buyer a completed, accurate statement of the car’s mileage.

This California DMV Bill of Sale Form is available in both Microsoft Word and PDF. PDF is by far the more popular format. The Word template will automatically download so check the folder where downloads are saved on your computer or mobile device.

California DMV Bill of Sale Form

Click the link below to download the California DMV Bill of Sale Form. If you choose to print the bill of sale form from our website, use your computer’s print function. For most versions of Windows, press Ctrl + P. For MAC users, press Command-P. To save the bill of sale form to your computer, right click then select “Save as”.

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