New Jersey Motor Vehicle (DMV) Bill of Sale Form


Updated on January 20th, 2021

The New Jersey DMV bill of sale form marks the event of a purchase and sale of a motor vehicle. New Jersey does not require a bill of sale unless the title has been lost and the buyer needs to prove that a transfer of ownership occurred. Specific sale details such as the final purchase price, contact info of all persons involved, and the VIN number are noted on the document ensuring that a valid record of the transaction is generated. It is strongly recommended that this agreement is executed and copies are provided to both of the parties participating in the sale.

How to Register a Vehicle

The state of New Jersey allows motorists 10 business days to register their vehicle from the time of acquisition. If the buyer exceeds the allotted time period, they will be forced to pay a fee of $25. Visit a registration office at a New Jersey MVC facility that is suitable for you and bring the following required documents:

  • Bill of Sale (Although not legally necessary, it is additional proof confirming the transfer of proprietorship.)
  • Certificate of Title (When purchasing a vehicle in a private sale in the state of New Jersey, be sure that you and the former owner sign the back of the title and provide your driver’s license number in the indicated space. There is also an area that requires specific sales tax information. Complete the section and pay any costs associated with the sales tax.)
  • A completed Application for Registration – Form BA-49 (Can only be procured from an MVC facility.)
  • Social Security Number (original or copy)
  • A valid driver’s license number. If you do not have one, be sure to bring the necessary elements for a “6 Point ID Verification”. These elements would include:
    • 2 Forms of Photo Identification
    • A Valid SSN
    • & Proof of Address
  • Paperwork supporting the claim that the individual registering has a legitimate auto insurance plan (this could be an insurance card or the person registering can provide the name of the insurance company along with a policy number).
  • It is mandatory to provide an Odometer Disclosure Statement within 10 days of the purchase, otherwise, a $25 fee will occur (form only required if there is no room to record on the title).
  • Arrange to make the requisite payments towards the cost of registration/titling as well as any tax fees.

How to Write

Step 1 – Download in Adobe PDF.

Step 2 – Vehicle Information – Insert the following vehicle details into the appropriate spaces:

  • Make
  • Model
  • Year
  • Style
  • Color
  • VIN#
  • Odometer Reading
  • Seller Registration #
  • If you have previously filed an application for title of this vehicle, select “Yes”. If not, select “No”.

Step 3 – Participant/Sale Information – This section requires that the seller provide their:

  • Printed Full Name
  • Address
  • City
  • State

and the buyer provide their:

  • Printed Full Name
  • Address
  • City
  • State

Insert the following sale details:

  • Sum of the Sale (a numerical number, in dollars e.g. $10,500)
  • If the vehicle was gifted, check the box and state the relationship between the transferor and transferee.

Step 4 – Finalizing the Transaction – Both parties must read the above statement clarifying that the individuals involved declare under penalty of perjury that the statements therein contained are true and correct to the best of their knowledge and belief. If this statement is accurate, the buyer and seller shall then sign and date the document on the designated lines.

Step 5 – Copy for Records – Below the initial form is a duplicate, complete it as you did the first and cut at the indicated line. Both parties can now retain a copy for their records.