An Arkansas motor vehicle bill of sale form proves that a vehicle was sold and identifies the parties involved in the transaction. The buyer and seller will fill out the document to report the sales price, purchase date, and the vehicle’s information including a current odometer reading. After the transaction is complete, the buyer must submit the document to the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration for registration purposes (registration must occur within thirty (30) days of the purchase or the title transfer date). If the seller intends to purchase another vehicle within forty-five (45) days of the sale, they can deliver the bill of sale to a local Revenue Office and receive a sales tax credit.
Arkansas Vehicle Registration
To register a vehicle online in Arkansas, the owner must complete the following steps:
- Prepare their insurance card, federal odometer statement, and applicable primary documents (vehicle title, bill of sale, manufacturer statement of origin, out of state title).
- The owner may also need a lien contract/security agreement, current county tax assessment, proof of paid tax receipt, and personal property tax number.
- After preparing for registration, the owner must navigate to the DFA Vehicle Registration/Title webpage and follow the on-screen instructions.
- Pay the applicable registration fee. The owner will receive their registration document by mail.
To register a vehicle in-person, the owner must do the following:
- Fill out the Vehicle Registration Application and file it at a local DMV office. The owner must also submit the following:
- Vehicle title, lien agreement, and bill of sale with odometer reading.
- Documents exhibiting proof of insurance, VIN, county assessment, and payment of personal property taxes.
- After filing, the owner must pay the applicable registration fee to complete the process. An employee will provide proof of registration to the owner.