Updated on March 7th, 2022
The Vermont motor vehicle bill of sale is documentation proving that a legitimate motor vehicle sale occurred between a buyer and a seller. Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles created this form for the purposes of conveying a transfer of ownership from the seller to the new owner. While dealerships take care of registration and other state requirements, a bill of sale is required when registering a vehicle after a private sale. The document informs the DMV of the type of vehicle sold, the VIN, the purchase price, and the date of the sale. Furthermore, this document includes an Odometer Disclosure Statement that must be completed if the vehicle was made in or after the year 2011.
Vermont Vehicle Registration
After the private sale and purchase of a motor vehicle, the buyer will need to register the vehicle. The following steps must be taken to complete the registration process:
- The seller must sign the title of the vehicle over to the buyer’s name and provide the assigned title.
- The buyer must obtain the Bill of Sale and Odometer Disclosure Statement (signed by both seller and buyer).
- The Vermont Registration/Tax/Title Application (Form VD-119) must be completed by the buyer.
- The buyer needs to visit the DMV office nearest them and provide the above documentation. Taxes and registration fees may be charged at this time.