In most cases, the seller of the vehicle will be responsible for drawing up the bill of sale contract. Car dealerships generally provide one as part of their service, but when purchasing a vehicle from a private seller, be sure to ask for legal proof of the ownership transfer.
If you’re a private vehicle seller in need of a bill of sale, Lawrina’s sample automobile bill of sale template can be used for most transactions. Once the bill of sale has been drafted and signed, a copy should be given to each party. In some states, the document must also be notarized in order to be legally binding.