Montana Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale Form

A Montana motor vehicle bill of sale is an official record of the purchase and sale of an automobile. The form will be completed at the time of sale to record the vehicle year, make, model, ID number, and odometer reading, as well as the full names, ID numbers, and contact information for both parties.

Montana Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale Form

A Montana motor vehicle bill of sale is an official record of the purchase and sale of an automobile. The form will be completed at the time of sale to record the vehicle year, make, model, ID number, and odometer reading, as well as the full names, ID numbers, and contact information for both parties.

Last updated February 13th, 2024

A Montana motor vehicle bill of sale is an official record of the purchase and sale of an automobile. The form will be completed at the time of sale to record the vehicle year, make, model, ID number, and odometer reading, as well as the full names, ID numbers, and contact information for both parties.

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How to Register (4 Steps)

Buyers have 40 days from the purchase date to register their vehicle in Montana.[1]
 

1. Title Assignment

After purchasing a vehicle, the certificate of title must be signed over to the buyer from the previous owner. The requirements for transferring the title are as follows:

  1. The seller completes their portion of the title, including the odometer disclosure.[2]
  2. The seller signs and has signature notarized.[3]
  3. The buyer signs the title and prints their name.

If the title lacks space for odometer disclosure, the parties must complete a Bill of Sale.

2. Requirements for New Residents (if applicable)

New residents of Montana must submit a Request for Foreign Title Transfer to the department of the state/county where the vehicle is currently registered. The foreign department will then release the title to the County Treasurer’s office.
New residents have 60 days to register their vehicles after moving to Montana.[4]

3. Vehicle Registration

When ready to register, the vehicle owner must submit the following to the County Treasurer’s office in their county:

4. Pick Up Plates

After registering the vehicle, the buyer must wait around 30 days for their new license plates to be available for pickup at the County Treasurer’s office.

Vehicle Bill of Sale (Preview)

Montana Motor Vehicle Bill Of Sale