A snowmobile bill of sale is a receipt of the sale transaction and proof of the transfer of ownership from the seller to the buyer.
It is a legal contract that protects the buyer’s and seller’s rights and interests.
Use our Trailer Bill of Sale form if you are buying a trailer to transport your snowmobile.
Why is a Snowmobile Bill of Sale Important?
Some states require snowmobiles to be titled and registered with their Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or the Department of Wildlife/Natural Resources.
Check with your state to determine if you must title and register a snowmobile following a purchase or transfer.
If required, a bill of sale acts as proof of ownership and contains the information necessary to title and register the snowmobile with the state.
Can I Create a Snowmobile Bill of Sale Online?
Yes, you can create a snowmobile bill of sale online. However, check with your state’s DMV before creating your bill of sale to ensure it contains all the required information.
Things To Consider When Selling a Snowmobile
Try to sell your snowmobile at the right time of year. The peak snowmobile sale season is October through January because buyers want to use their machines immediately.
Decide how much time you’re willing to put into the sale.
If you don’t want to field lots of calls or texts about a potential purchase or don’t have time to show your snowmobile to prospective buyers, consider having a broker or consignment lot sell it for you.
How To Sell a Snowmobile Using a Bill of Sale
Follow these steps to sell a snowmobile.
Step 1 – Prepare for the Purchase
Seller: The snowmobile should be cleaned, repaired, and ready for use. Even if you are selling it in summer, it should be operational. Replace any worn or broken parts.
Buyer: Research the different types and brands of snowmobiles. Learn about performance options. Decide what features you want and what you don’t need.
Step 2 – Advertise
Seller: Take good photos of your snowmobile from different angles. If you have action shots, use those. Write a description listing the features. Social media marketplaces and listings are good places for posting multiple images.
Buyer: Take the time to review multiple listings. Compare prices from different sites, and be alert for the same snowmobile with varying prices on different pages — this could be a scam. Use site filters to find the features you’re looking for.
Step 3 – Negotiate Price
Seller: Research the market value of your snowmobile before advertising and have an idea of its value and what local buyers are paying. If you are unwilling to haggle over price, your ads should say “firm offers only.”
Buyer: Review the prices of similar snowmobiles with the features you want in your area. Have a ceiling price that is your limit for negotiations.
Step 4 – Write Your Bill of Sale
Seller: Complete all sections of the bill of sale and finalize with the buyer. Some states may require a notarized bill of sale. If your state requires a notary, ensure that your signature and the buyer’s signature are notarized.
Buyer: If you are unsure of any terms or conditions of the sale, clarify them. Complete all sections of the bill of sale, finalize with the seller, and sign.
How To Write a Snowmobile Bill of Sale
If you’re wondering, “What should I do with the snowmobile bill of sale?” follow these steps to fill one out:
Step 1 – Seller’s Information
Add the seller’s name, address, and phone number.
Step 2 – Buyer’s Details
Add the buyer’s name, address, and phone number.
Step 3 – Snowmobile Information
Add the snowmobile’s make, model, year, color, engine CCs, serial number, and vehicle identification number (VIN).
Step 4 – Price and Sale Date
Add the purchase price, sale date, and transfer date if it’s different from the sale date.
Step 5 – Signatures
Both the buyer and the seller must sign.
If your state requires a notarized bill of sale, include a section for the notary’s acknowledgment or attach a page for the notary’s information.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I find out how much a snowmobile is worth?
Where can I sell a snowmobile?
You can list your snowmobile anywhere you can advertise items for sale, but snowmobile-specific sites will give you more exposure and serious buyers. Photos are best for selling your snowmobile, so places like Facebook Marketplace are ideal. There also are sites dedicated to snowmobile and outdoor recreational vehicles, such as Sledswap, that will post your ads.
You can list your snowmobile anywhere you can advertise items for sale, but snowmobile-specific sites will give you more exposure and serious buyers.
Photos are best for selling your snowmobile, so places like Facebook Marketplace are ideal. There also are sites dedicated to snowmobile and outdoor recreational vehicles, such as Sledswap, that will post your ads.
Snowmobile Bill of Sale Sample
Below is a sample of our snowmobile bill of sale and downloadable templates in PDF and Word format.