A Connecticut motor vehicle bill of sale serves as a receipt for the purchase of a vehicle or vessel. In the form, the seller must specify the vehicle make, model, year, color, body type, identification number, length (vessels only), and mileage. The bill of sale must also include the name and contact information of both parties, the purchase price, and the sale date. The document available on this webpage has been produced by the Department of Motor Vehicles and is compliant with the state’s requirements for the transfer of ownership. After ownership has been transferred, a copy of the bill of sale should be held by the seller for their personal records.
Connecticut Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney – This form allows a vehicle owner to nominate an agent to act in their place and conduct transactions with the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Connecticut Vehicle Registration/Titling
After acquiring a motor vehicle, the owner must register and title the vehicle by doing the following:
- Schedule an appointment with a DMV office.
- Check their status with the DMV to ensure there are no compliance issues (e.g., unpaid tickets, late fees).
- Gather registration documents. The required forms vary depending on the type of vehicle being registered (see list of required documents). To register a passenger vehicle, SUV, or van for non-commercial use, the owner will need the following:
- Provide the DMV with the registration documents and pay the registration fee.