Washington Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale Form

A Washington motor vehicle bill of sale serves as a record of a vehicle transaction between two private parties. The document contains the parties’ information, the vehicle’s specifics, and the sale price. It is a required document for transferring the title and releases the seller from further liability related to the vehicle.

Washington Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale Form

A Washington motor vehicle bill of sale serves as a record of a vehicle transaction between two private parties. The document contains the parties’ information, the vehicle’s specifics, and the sale price. It is a required document for transferring the title and releases the seller from further liability related to the vehicle.

Last updated February 22nd, 2024

A Washington motor vehicle bill of sale serves as a record of a vehicle transaction between two private parties. The document contains the parties’ information, the vehicle’s specifics, and the sale price. It is a required document for transferring the title and releases the seller from further liability related to the vehicle.

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How to Register (3 steps)

Vehicles must be transferred under the new owner’s name within 15 days to avoid fines.[1]

1. Acquire Documents

The new owner will need the following forms to register their vehicle and transfer title:

  • Original Title – Must be signed by both parties.
  • Odometer Disclosure Statement – Required only for newer vehicles.[2]
  • Vehicle Title Application (Form 420-001) – Requires notarization unless the form is signed before a WA vehicle licensing agent.
  • Bill of Sale – Must include the buyer and seller’s signatures.

2. Submit Application

To transfer the title under their name, the new owner must bring the documents to a vehicle licensing office and pay the required fees (which can be calculated on the DOL website).

3. Acquire Plates

Once the title is transferred, the new owner must obtain license plates at the vehicle licensing office (subject to fees).[3] They may also create a License eXpress account to manage renewal notices and vehicle tabs.

Vehicle Bill of Sale (Preview)

Washington Motor Vehicle Bill Of Sale