Ohio Motor Vehicle (DMV) Bill of Sale Form


The Ohio DMV bill of sale form is a written register that provides context as to the substantiated factual information commemorating the sale of the vehicle. This paperwork signifies the details of the transaction, accounting for the relevant vehicle component facts, buyer and seller identification, as well as signatures, to imply an accord for a sum of money. In the state of Ohio, a compulsory request for a bill of sale is not issued to title or register your vehicle, but it is a valuable piece of evidence to avoid liability once the vehicle has been transferred.

How to Register a Vehicle

When registering your vehicle in the state of Ohio, you may be required to provide proof of Financial Responsibility Statement (4501:1-2-01 Proof of financial responsibility). You will then want to appear in person at your nearest local deputy registrar license agency equipped with the following required items:

  • Vehicle title transferred to new owner including a filled odometer disclosure statement, notarization, signature, and completed title application form.
  • A valid Ohio driver’s license or ID card. If you have not yet obtained either, you can also present with your social security card.
  • If you are planning on registering the vehicle under a business name, be prepared to bring your business tax ID number.
  • A vehicle that has not been previously registered in the state of Ohio will require a certification of VIN Inspection
  • Dependent on your county of residence, you may be mandated to complete an emissions inspection on the vehicle.
  • Payment for all taxes and fees.

How to Write

Step 1 – Download in Adobe PDF.

Step 2 – Vehicle Information – Complete with corresponding facts that identify the vehicle that is being exchanged:

  • Make
  • Model
  • Year
  • Style
  • Color
  • Vehicle Identification Number
  • Odometer Reading
  • Seller Registration Number

Step 3 – Make a selection if an application has ever been completed for this particular vehicle.

Step 4 – Seller/Buyer Information – Input all fields that relate to the seller and buyer needed to complete the form as follows:

  • Seller’s Full Name
  • Seller’s Street Address
  • City
  • State
  • Buyer’s Full Name
  • Buyer’s Street Address
  • City
  • State

Step 5 – Purchase Information – Enter the specific data about the transaction that relates to the following aspects:

  • Sale Price
  • If the sale was a gift, include relationship to the seller.

Step 6 – Provide endorsements from both buyer and seller along with the date of signatures to furnish a written accord between parties.

Step 7 – Once finished with the top half of the form, the bottom half can be filled out with duplicate information and signatures to generate a second copy for both buyer and seller. Alternatively, use of a copy machine to produce secondary record is an option as well.