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What does a sample bill of sale look like?

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A bill of sale includes information about the vehicle, seller and buyer, as well as the price of the vehicle. Not all states require a bill of sale, and the sale is not final until the title transfer is complete.

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A bill of sale for a vehicle should include the make, model and year of the car. It also includes the style and color of the vehicle. The owner includes the odometer reading and VIN number, as well. The bill of sale can also have the seller's registration number.

The seller's full name and address are included on the bill of sale, typically in the sentence "I [name] of [address] as owner of this vehicle, transfer ownership to..." followed by the buyer's full name and address. The sum of the sale should appear in this area, as well. If the vehicle is a gift, the seller indicates this at the bottom.

The signature is typically preceded by the following sentence: "I declare under penalty of perjury that the statements herein contained are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief," followed by the date.

A buyer must submit a title transfer application to the Department of Motor Vehicles to complete the purchase of the car.

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