New Hampshire Motor Vehicle (DMV) Bill of Sale Form


The New Hampshire DMV bill of sale form is often exercised during the transfer of personal property, in this case, a motor vehicle. The form allows you to record the terms of the sale to the document itself producing valid confirmation of a transaction. Participants must include valuable information such as the vehicle’s description, mileage, and contact info for both the buyer and seller. A bill of sale should not be confused with a title transfer, the title must be signed over by the previous owner. If the title is missing, you are obligated to submit a Report of Sale or Transfer of a Non-Titled Motor Vehicle (Form TDMV 22A) to the DMV. Each party should preserve a copy of the document for their records in the event they need protection against a potential dispute.

How to Register a Vehicle

If you are purchasing a vehicle from a private party, you must acquire temporary plates from the DMV before you can legally drive the vehicle on public roads. These temporary license plates cost $10 and last 20 days, allowing you to bring the vehicle in for registration within that time span. Visit a DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) in the county in which you live and bring the following documentation:

  • Bill of sale
  • Title certificate signed over to the new owner from the seller.
  • Proof of residency (payroll check, lease agreement, utility bill etc.)
  • An Odometer Disclosure Statement (Form TDMV 12) containing the vehicle’s mileage.
  • Payment for any fees accrued by the registration process and/or taxes.

How to Write

Step 1 – Download in Adobe PDF.

Step 2 – Sales Price – Indicate in the following in the available spaces:

  • The selling price written in word form.
  • The selling price written numerically.

Step 3 – Buyer Details – The buyer must provide the following:

  • Buyer’s Printed Name
  • Address
  • City & State
  • Zip Code

Step 4 – Vehicle Description – Enter the requested vehicle details listed below:

  • Year
  • Make
  • Model
  • V.I.N. (Vehicle Identification Number)
  • Odometer
  • Body Type
  • Number of Cylinders

Step 5 – Seller Section – Seller must read the statement expressing that they are the legal owner of said vehicle, and that said vehicle is being sold free and clear of all claims and encumbrances. That they have full right and authority to sell and transfer same, and will protect and indemnify the Buyer/Buyers from all claims adverse thereto. SAID VEHICLE IS BEING SOLD “AS IS”. The seller further expressly disclaims all warranties, “EXPRESSED” OR “IMPLIED” including any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose, including its condition mechanically and structurally. If the seller agrees with this declaration, they must then provide the requested information shown below:

  • The date in which the vehicle was paid for.
  • Seller’s Printed Name
  • Address
  • City & State
  • Zip Code

Step 6 – Signatures – Both the buyer and seller must sign the document below to finalize the agreement.