This California Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale Form can be used to transfer ownership of a used motor vehicle from one person to another. It is your responsibility to check with the proper authorities in your state to determine if this California Motor Vehicle 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 Motor Vehicle bill of sale Form normally includes the name and address of the person transferring the motor vehicle, the name and address of the buyer, the amount for which the vehicle is being sold, and a detailed description of the motor vehicle. In some cases the bill of sale is notarized, especially if required by law. When in doubt, have the form notarized.
To register a used motor vehicle in California you will need the following:
- Title or Application for Title or Registration
- California Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale Form
- Verification of Vehicle Form may be required.
- The title should include the current odometer reading. If not then you must complete the Odometer Disclosure Statement
- If the previous owner of the 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.
- Valid form of Identification
- Proof of auto insurance
Federal law requires that the seller disclose the mileage of a motor vehicle 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 motor vehicle’s mileage.
This California Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale Form is available in both Microsoft Word and PDF. PDF is by far the more popular format.
Click the link below to download the California Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale Form in either Word or PDF. You will need Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat, or an equivalent program to open and edit the document. You may also print the form as is and fill in the blanks by hand.
DOWNLOAD – California Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale Form PDF
DOWNLOAD – California Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale Form Microsoft Word
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