A Nevada motor vehicle bill of sale is a document that records the private sale of a vehicle between a seller and buyer. In addition to the date of sale and purchase price, the bill of sale will also provide the vehicle’s make, model, and VIN, as well as each party’s contact information. The form releases ownership to the purchaser, and therefore, both parties should only sign after the transaction has been completed. The buyer and seller will both need to keep copies of the document to be able to prove that the transfer of ownership occurred (the DMV recommends that private sellers always use and keep a bill of sale for their personal records). For instance, if the buyer doesn’t register the vehicle, the seller may need to prove that it is no longer their property.
Nevada Vehicle Registration
Within thirty (30) days of purchasing a motor vehicle in Nevada, the purchaser is required to register their vehicle by making an appointment and going to their local DMV office with the following documentation (vehicles from out-of-state also require a DMV or law enforcement inspection):
- Certificate of Title (signed over to the buyer)
- Application for Vehicle Registration
- Proof of active insurance policy
- Vehicle Inspection Certificate – If the vehicle has never been titled in Nevada
- Registration fees plus applicable taxes
If needed, the buyer can request a Movement Permit that allows them to drive their vehicle before they receive new license plates.