A Massachusetts motor vehicle bill of sale form is a legally binding document that establishes evidence of purchase and transfer of ownership of a vehicle. This form contains essential details regarding the buyer, seller, and vehicle involved. Additionally, it is mandatory to present this document when registering at a Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) Location.
Both the buyer and the seller are required to sign the vehicle bill of sale in Massachusetts.
An odometer disclosure statement must be attached to the bill of sale if the vehicle is newer than 2011, under 16,000 pounds, and self-propelled.
New owners must register their vehicles within 10 days of acquisition, and the registration can last for a period of one or two years—depending on the plates you have. Renewals can be done online or by mail to MassDOT at:
Registry of Motor Vehicles
Attention: Mail-In Registration Department
PO Box 55891
Boston, MA 02205-5891
Where to Register Your Vehicle
Documents Required by the DMV Office
To register your motor vehicle, you need the following documents:
- Bill of Sale
- Odometer Disclosure Statement (Federal Form)
- Certificate of Title (you can request a replacement or duplicate title by applying online or by mail)
- Valid driver’s license
- Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney if someone else registers the vehicle on the owner’s behalf
- Registration and Title Application
- Registration Fees
- Proof of Insurance, in line with the state minimum requirements:
- $20,000 for bodily injuries to another person
- $40,000 for bodily injuries per accident
- $8,000 for personal injury protection per person or per accident
- $20,000 for bodily injury caused by an uninsured auto (per person)
- $40,000 for bodily injury caused by an uninsured auto (per accident)
- $5,000 for damage to property
Massachusetts Vehicle Bill of Sale Sample
Below is a printable Massachusetts motor vehicle bill of sale in PDF and Word format.