A New York Bill of Sale is a document that lets NY residents transfer a piece of their property to someone else.
After purchase, a Bill of Sale is a receipt of the exchange between the buyer and seller.
Bill of Sale – By Type (5)
A form to buy or sell a motor vehicle in the state of New York. In many states, a bill of sale is required to register a vehicle at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
A document to transfer ownership of recreational water vehicles (such as motorboats, sailboats, yachts, and jet skis) in the state of New York.
A form to buy or sell a trailer (or any non-motorized vehicle pulled by another vehicle) in the state of New York and register it at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
A document to transfer ownership of a gun (such as a handgun, rifle, or shotgun) in the state of Kentucky, and avoid legal or criminal issues involving the weapon after it is sold.
A form to record the transfer of a motorcycle in the state of New York. By detailing information about the bike being sold, you can protect yourself from fraudulent sales.
Bill of Sale Requirements
A bill of sale and a title transfer indicated on the original title are required to sell a vehicle privately in New York legally. The document sufficiently records the transaction between the seller and buyer and helps to prevent fraudulent practices.
You may legally draft your vehicle bill of sale, which will be accepted. Notarization is not required by law.
A Bill of Sale must contain the following:
- The vehicle make, model, and year
- The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
- The odometer reading
- The seller’s and buyer’s names, contact information, and signatures
- The date of the sale
- The purchase price
While penalty of perjury statements are not pre-printed on New York bills of sale, the state does take perjury on DMV forms seriously.
It is considered second-degree perjury, defined by statute as “swearing falsely, under oath, with the intent to mislead a public servant.” It is regarded as a class E felony and is punishable by up to four years in prison.
You may draft your own in a language other than English, and New York will permit it as long as the document is filed with a proper English translation.
Number of Copies
The buyer and seller can make photocopies of the bill of sale for their records since the original must be filed with the local New York DMV branch.
Vehicle Registration Forms
- Bill of Sale
- Sales Tax Exemption Form (DTF-803), for out-of-state dealer purchases
- Sales Tax Paid in Another State Form (DTF-804) for out-of-state dealer purchases
- Vehicle Registration/Title Application (MV-82)
- Title with transfer portion completed (for used vehicles)
Odometer Disclosure Statement
- If the vehicle is less than ten years old) and the Damage Disclosure Statement, regardless of age
- Statement of Transaction (Form DTF-802)
- Registration fees
- Proof of insurance
Boat Registration Forms
- Bill of Sale
- Boat Registration / Title Application (Form MV-82B)
- Certificate of title
- Proof of identity
- Proof of ownership
Gun Registration Forms
- Bill of Sale (notarized in some countries)
- State of New York Pistol/Revolver License Application (PPB3)
- Signed and notarized (where required) statements regarding arrest history, affidavit of familiarity, affidavit of co-habitant, and acknowledgment of person agreeing to safeguard firearms along with the application
- Name Verification
- Proof of Residence Address
- Birth Certificate for US citizens
- Alien Registration Card for applicants born outside the United States
- Color photos were taken within the last 30 days