Indiana Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale Form

An Indiana motor vehicle bill of sale is used to summarize the sale of a vehicle and the change of ownership between parties. When selling a car privately (not through a dealership), the owner often completes a bill of sale and both parties should sign it. The purchase price and date must be included on the form as well as the vehicle’s ID number (VIN), year, make, and model.

Indiana Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale Form

An Indiana motor vehicle bill of sale is used to summarize the sale of a vehicle and the change of ownership between parties. When selling a car privately (not through a dealership), the owner often completes a bill of sale and both parties should sign it. The purchase price and date must be included on the form as well as the vehicle’s ID number (VIN), year, make, and model.

Last updated February 7th, 2024

An Indiana motor vehicle bill of sale is used to summarize the sale of a vehicle and the change of ownership between parties. When selling a car privately (not through a dealership), the owner often completes a bill of sale and both parties should sign it. The purchase price and date must be included on the form as well as the vehicle’s ID number (VIN), year, make, and model.

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How to Register (3 Steps)

To avoid a penalty fee, a newly acquired vehicle must be titled and registered within 45 days from the date of ownership transfer.[1]

 

1. Application Form

To register a new vehicle and apply for a certificate of title with the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, an Application for Certificate of Title (Form 205) must be completed.

2. Additional Forms

The following documents will be required by the BMV in addition to the application form[2]:

  • Original title (signed by previous owner)
  • Bill of Sale (typically only required if the title is not complete)
  • Odometer Disclosure Statement (Form 43230) (only required if the odometer information is missing from the title)
  • Driver’s license (or other ID)
  • Proof of insurance
  • Emissions test results (only if registering in Lake County or Porter County)

3. Submit Forms

The application process can be completed online (with the creation of an account) or at a local BMV office or connect kiosk. Registration and titling will be complete once all applicable fees have been paid.

Vehicle Bill of Sale (Preview)

Indiana Motor Vehicle Bill Of Sale