An Illinois Bill of Sale is a form used to document the sale of personal property in Illinois legally.
It protects both the buyer and seller in the event of a legal dispute in Illinois, so both parties should keep a copy of the document for their records.
❌Not legally require a bill of sale from existing residents
❌Not required to be notarized or witnessed
Bill of Sale – By Type (5)
A form to buy or sell a motor vehicle in the state of Illinois. In many states, a bill of sale is required to register a vehicle at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
This document transfers ownership of recreational water vehicles (such as motorboats, sailboats, yachts, and jet skis) in the state of Illinois.
A form to buy or sell a trailer (or any non-motorized vehicle pulled by another vehicle) in the state of Illinois and register it at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
This document transfers ownership of a gun (such as a handgun, rifle, or shotgun) in the state of Illinois, and avoid legal or criminal issues involving the weapon after it is sold.
A form to transfer ownership of a motorcycle and record all important details of the sale transaction.
Bill of Sale Requirements
Illinois law does not require a vehicle bill of sale, a legal document that acts as a receipt and shows when ownership of a car is switched hands when purchased from an in-state dealer or individual.
However, new Illinois residents who lease vehicles must submit out-of-state titles or other proof of ownership, such as a bill of sale, when they apply for a title and registration.
An Illinois vehicle bill of sale provides legally binding evidence of a motor vehicle purchase between a private buyer and seller.
Illinois requires all vehicle owners to title and register their cars, and the bill of sale provides essential details to streamline that process.
Your Illinois vehicle bill of sale should be in English for titling and registration purposes.
To complete a private car sale, your Illinois vehicle bill of sale does not require notarization.
Vehicle Registration Forms
- Bill of Sale
- Application for Vehicle Transaction(s) (VSD 190)
- Private Party Vehicle Use Tax Transaction (RUT-50)
- Certification of Title
- Odometer Disclosure Statement for Title Transfers (Form VSD 333.4)
- Application for Vehicle Transaction (Form VSD 190)
- Seller’s Report of Sale (Form VSD-703)
- Registration fees
- Proof of Insurance
Boat Registration Forms
- Bill of Sale
- Watercraft Registration/Title Application (Form IL 422-0321)
- Original Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin (MSO) for new boats
- Certificate of Title or Current Registration for used boats
- Titling and registration fees
- Tax forms and payment, if applicable
Firearm Registration Forms
Below is an example of an Illinois bill of sale form.