An Idaho motor vehicle bill of sale is proof of the transaction between the vehicle’s previous owner and the vehicle’s new owner. In Idaho, you need a bill of sale to transfer the title and register your vehicle with the Idaho Transportation Department’s Motor Vehicle Division (DMV).
A bill of sale is also legal documentation that can be used if the ownership of the vehicle is in dispute.
Our template can guide you in writing your Idaho bill of sale for a vehicle.
Idaho Vehicle Registration
A new owner has up to 30 days after purchase to register the vehicle with the DMV. The vehicle owner must be an Idaho resident. If the owner is from out of state, they have 90 days to register their vehicle.
Vehicle registrations in Idaho must be renewed every year.
Where to Register Your Vehicle
Idaho’s DMV website states that you can renew your registration online and register a vehicle (initially) if it is purchased from an Idaho dealer.
Documents Required by the DMV Office
The following documents are needed to register your vehicle:
- Application for Certificate of Title (Form ITD 3337)
- Bill of sale
- Odometer reading (for vehicles with the model year 2011 and newer and weighing under 16,000 pounds)
- Proof of insurance (see a list of companies here)
- Registration fees – varies depending on:
- Vehicle age
- Type or weight of the vehicle
- Inspection requirements
- The county of residence, etc.
- Valid Idaho driver’s license
- VIN inspection (for vehicles originating from out of state)
- Title application (optional).
If someone registers the vehicle for you, be sure they have a power of attorney form.
Free Idaho Vehicle Bill of Sale Sample
Legal Templates provides a template so you can craft your Idaho Vehicle bill of sale.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Idaho require a bill of sale for a car?
Yes, Idaho requires that you have a bill of sale for a car to transfer or register the title.
Can a vehicle bill of sale be handwritten in Idaho?
Yes, you can write your Idaho vehicle bill of sale by hand.