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Pennsylvania Bill of Sale

4DMV.com provides you with the information you need to obtain a Pennsylvania bill of sale, including requirements and links to forms.

The process of buying and selling a vehicle is not quite as cut and dry as you may think. There are many forms and documents to sign and things must be completed properly for the protection of both buyer and seller. The state of Pennsylvania does not require that a buyer and seller complete a bill of sale in the transfer of ownership. In lieu of a motor vehicle bill of sale, they do, however, suggest that buyers and sellers complete a buyer’s acknowledgement, which serves as proof that the title was transferred and the vehicle delivered. Nonetheless, many buyers and sellers choose to include a DMV bill of sale in the transaction of vehicle ownership for added precaution.

What is a Bill of Sale?

A Pennsylvania motor vehicle bill of sale is proof of the transfer of ownership of a vehicle or vessel. It contains all of the detailed information that identifies the vehicle and the buyer and seller. Buyers and sellers can choose to complete a bill of sale to ensure protection when the vehicle changes ownership.

A DMV bill of sale contains the following information:

  • Name of seller.
  • Address of seller. P.O. boxes are not acceptable.
  • Name of buyer.
  • Address of buyer. P.O. boxes are not acceptable.
  • Odometer reading at the time of sale.
  • Complete vehicle description which includes the year, make and model of the vehicle, as well as, the body type, series number and VIN number.
  • Lien holder to secure the purchase, if any.
  • Date of lien.
  • Selling price.

Where Can I Find a PA Bill of Sale Form?

You can download and print a generic bill of sale form on various websites online, notably Rocket Lawyer and LawDepot.com.

Where Do I Find a Buyer’s Acknowledgment Form?

Buyer’s acknowledgment forms are found at different locations throughout the state of Pennsylvania. Auto clubs, dealerships and notaries are all a source that will have the forms available to the public. It is crucial that the particulars include:

  • Complete vehicle description – the year, make, model, vehicle identification number and any other requested information.
  • Information on the buyer and seller.
  • Signatures of buyer and seller.

A PA buyer’s acknowledgment should be completed even if you complete a DMV bill of sale.

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