A Maine motor vehicle bill of sale is a proof of purchase document that confirms that the ownership of a vehicle has been passed from the seller to the buyer. In Maine, a completed bill of sale is a required component of the vehicle registration process, a step that must be accomplished following the sale. The document contains the purchase price of the vehicle, the cost of which will then be used to calculate the amount of excise tax the new owner must pay before they can carry out the registration process.
Maine Vehicle Registration
Vehicles must be registered when the ownership is transferred to a new buyer. The purchaser will need to carry out the following steps:
- Locate the local municipal office with the bill of sale in tow and pay excise tax.
- Gather the necessary paperwork as follows:
- Bill of sale signed by both parties
- Signed over vehicle title (from seller to buyer)
- Proof of insurance
- Tax receipt
- Registration Application (available at town office)
- If the owner’s municipality does not register vehicles, they’ll need to visit a BMV office.
- Deliver paperwork to town office or BMV office.
- Pay sales tax on vehicle.
- Pay the $33 title application fee.
- Pay the registration fees.