New York Motor Vehicle / Vessel (DMV) Bill of Sale Form


Updated on January 20th, 2021

The New York DMV bill of sale form is a substantiated record commemorating the purchase of a vehicle/vessel and subsequent exchange of ownership for a monetary value. The official record stipulates vital data in relation to the vehicle, buyer, seller, and transaction specifics. The state of New York mandates that an accurately completed and endorsed bill of sale must be presented in order to obtain title and registration for the vehicle. In addition, this form can protect against liability in the event that a transferred vehicle should incur any legal offenses once it has changed hands.

How to Register a Vehicle

Once you have completed the sale of the vehicle, the next step will be to have it properly titled and registered. If you have newly relocated to the state of New York, keep in mind you will need to register your vehicle within the first 30 days of residency. Before preparing the required filings, you will want to get the automobile legally insured within the state of New York. To continue the process you have the opportunity to make a reservation at your closest New York DMV facility or simply show up in person with the following documentation:

How to Register a Boat

In New York, vessel registrations remain valid for a 3 year period. To obtain a registration, appear in person with the following documents to a DMV office that is suitable for you (you may also send the requirements via mail):

  • Acceptable proof of ownership, such as:
    • Bill of sale
    • The vessel’s title signed and dated by the preceding owner.
    • Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin
    • The New York DMV also provides a list of all acceptable forms of proof.

How to Write

Step 1 – Download in Adobe PDF.

Step 2 – Complete the first paragraph of the form by filling in the blank spaces with the following information:

  • Seller’s Name
  • Purchase Price
  • Buyer’s name

Step 3 – Description of Vehicle or Vessel – Next, include all the requested significant details about the vehicle/vessel:

  • Year
  • Make
  • Model
  • VIN or HIN Number

Step 4 – Terms and Conditions – If there are any stipulations to the agreement or specific terms or conditions that apply to the contract, you can document them in this section.

Step 5 – Seller Information – Input all vital seller information as follows:

  • Seller Name
  • Seller Address
  • Signature
  • Date

Step 6 – Buyer Information – Enter all remaining data in the spaces provided:

  • Buyer Name
  • Buyer Address
  • Signature
  • Date