A Hawaii vehicle bill of sale comes in handy when you want to purchase a vehicle or simply receive a hand-me-down used car from a family member.
You should not leave the transaction without a Hawaii vehicle bill of sale, as you may need it at the DMV in order to register your vehicle so you can start driving your new car and claim it as your own.
Hawaii Vehicle Registration
Hawaii law dictates that drivers must register their vehicles within 30 days of purchase. If you are late to do so, you could end up paying a $50 fine as well as delinquent taxes.
If you buy your car from a dealership, they will fill out the paperwork to register the car for you. However, if you purchase the car in an individual sale, you will need to take different steps.
Where to Register Your Vehicle
You can register your vehicle with the county DMV. This is also where you can renew your vehicle registration, which you need to do every year. For renewals, you can also use DMV kiosks located within some Safeway and Foodland stores.
Documents Required by the DMV Office
In order to register your vehicle with the DMV, you will need to bring these documents:
- Bill of sale
- Vehicle title, signed by both the buyer and seller
- Lien release from the seller, if a lien was collected
- Previous owner’s vehicle registration
- Safety inspection report
- Application for registration form
- Payment for your registration fees
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Frequently Asked Questions
Have more questions about a vehicle bill of sale in Hawaii? Here are the questions we get most often.
Is a vehicle bill of sale required in Hawaii?
A vehicle bill of sale is not required in Hawaii unless the owner’s name is not on the title of the vehicle in Honolulu county. This form is also known as CS-L(MVR)40 and it is required in order to acquire a vehicle title in the new owner’s name.
What paperwork do I need to sell my car privately in Hawaii?
In order to sell your car privately in Hawaii, you will need to provide the owner with an endorsed certification of title, a current certificate of registration, and a certificate of safety inspection. You will also need to fill out a Notice of Transfer form, which you will need to mail to the county DMV within 10 days. You should also provide two copies of a notarized bill of sale to the buyer.