California Motor Vehicle (car) Bill of Sale Form: Free Template Downloads

The California DMV motor vehicle bill of sale form is used to document details of a transaction involving the sale, trade, or gift of personal property. This form is commonly used for the exchange of a car, vessel, or gun.

Last updated June 21st, 2024

The California DMV motor vehicle bill of sale form is used to document details of a transaction involving the sale, trade, or gift of personal property. This form is commonly used for the exchange of a car, vessel, or gun.

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When filling out the California Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale Form, Both the buyer and seller need to provide contact information, item price, and their signatures to indicate agreement to the contract terms. Both parties should keep a copy of the form as a receipt for the transaction. Must include the Odometer Disclosure Statement Form.

Vehicle Registration Requirements in California

Timeline for registration

  • New owners purchasing through private-party transaction: 10 days
  • New residents transferring vehicles from another state: 20 days

Renewal process

Methods of Registering a Vehicle in California:

  • In-person registration at a California DMV field office
  • Mail-in registration with required documentation.

Mail to the following address:

Department of Motor Vehicles
PO Box 942869
Sacramento, CA 94269-0001

California Motor Vehicle/Car Bill of Sale Form Sample

California Motor Vehicle Bill Of Sale Form

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