Updated on March 7th, 2022
A Missouri motor vehicle bill of sale is a document that is used to record the transfer of ownership and title for a vehicle after the sale has been completed. Once the sale has been made, the buyer can use the form as a sales receipt and proof of purchase price when applying for registration. If the seller is not a licensed dealer, they are required to submit a bill of sale within thirty (30) days of the transfer to report the transaction to the Department of Revenue. The document requires a notary acknowledgment, which can be obtained at a DOR license office for a $2 fee.
Missouri Vehicle Registration/Titling
After purchasing a vehicle from a private seller, the buyer will need to have it registered and titled in their name by taking the following completed documents and ID to a Motor Vehicle and Driver License Office:
- Application for Missouri Title and License
- Bill of Sale or Notice of Sale
- Vehicle title with the assignment (on back of form) completed and signed by the seller
- Insurance identification card
- Driver’s license
- Certificate of safety inspection (maximum of sixty (60) days old)
- $5 permit fee and $6 processing fee, plus taxes
A safety inspection is not required if the purchaser isn’t a Missouri resident or the vehicle is less than eleven (11) years old and has under 150,000 miles mileage.