Updated on July 4th, 2023
A Wyoming motor vehicle bill of sale is a form completed by the parties to a motor vehicle transaction for the purposes of keeping a record of the sale. This document doesn’t officially transfer ownership of the vehicle from the seller to the buyer, but it might be required when titling or registering their vehicle, which certifies the transfer of ownership. A bill of sale states the vehicle’s make, model, year, and VIN, pertinent information on both parties, the purchase price, and an odometer disclosure statement. Not every county requires a bill of sale for titling/registering a vehicle under the new owner’s name, but a number of them do. Furthermore, not every county demands that bills of sale be notarized, but it is usually recommended.
Wyoming Vehicle Registration
A recently purchased vehicle needs to be registered with the clerk’s office in the buyer’s county before it can be operated on the road. The process for registering a vehicle may be slightly different in each county, so it’s important to contact the clerk for all the necessary information and documentation. The registration process in most counties will include the following steps:
- Obtain original vehicle title from seller with notarized signatures and all liens released.
- Obtain odometer disclosure statement (if vehicle is less than ten (10) years old). Usually included on the title; if not, the seller must complete a separate odometer disclosure statement (example: Laramie County Odometer Disclosure Statement).
- Complete the Application for Certificate of Title (Form MV-300A) and sign in front of a notary public.
- Go to the county clerk’s office and hand over the title, the odometer disclosure statement, the Application for Certificate of Title, and the bill of sale (if required) and pay the necessary fees (example: Laramie County Registration Fees).