A Delaware motor vehicle bill of sale is a form that serves as a receipt for the sale of an automobile or other type of motor vehicle. The bill of sale reports that a vehicle was willingly purchased by an individual on a specific date for an agreed-upon amount. It also provides the parties’ information as well as the vehicle’s make, model, year, color, and current mileage. While a bill of sale isn’t required for private vehicle sales in Delaware, it should still be used to create evidence of the change in ownership. Additionally, the document protects the buyer in circumstances where the seller conceals information or lies about the vehicle.
Delaware Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney – Used by vehicle owners to appoint an agent to act on their behalf and handle vehicle-related responsibilities, such as registration and titling with the DMV.
Delaware Vehicle Registration/Titling
When transferring ownership of a vehicle titled in Delaware, the following procedures must be taken within thirty (30) days after the purchase:
- The seller fills out the Assignment of Certificate of Title area found on the back of the vehicle’s title (Section 1). Both parties must then sign the title in the same section.
- The seller completes either the Seller’s Report of Sale or the back of the Registration Card and mails it to the DMV.
- The buyer fills out the Purchaser’s Application (Section 4) located on the back of the title, and prepares the following:
- In some cases, the buyer may need an emissions test.
- The buyer pays the registration fee to complete the process.