A Mississippi motor vehicle bill of sale is a form used to record a transaction between the seller and buyer of an automobile. The completed form will include a description of the vehicle (including the VIN), an odometer disclosure statement, and the final sales price. A bill of sale is a required document in the registration process of a Mississippi vehicle if the certificate of title assignment does not include the sales price. In all other cases, the form will most likely be used as proof of purchase and will be kept with each party’s respective records.
Mississippi Vehicle Registration
Individuals who have just purchased a vehicle from a dealer or individual in Mississippi will be required to register said vehicle within seven (7) business days. The new owner will need to complete the following steps to legally use their vehicle:
- Visit the county tax collector’s office in the county where the vehicle is domiciled.
- Present the following requisite documents:
- Valid photo ID;
- Vehicle title reassigned to them; and
- Bill of sale (if title does not include sales price).
- The tax collector will complete the Application for Certificate of Title.
- Pay any applicable privilege tax ad valorem tax, sales tax, or use tax.
- Pay registration fee ($14 currently), and title transfer fee ($10 currently).
- Pay legislative tag credit.