A Nevada motor vehicle bill of sale form lets buyers and sellers officially transfer vehicle ownership from the seller to the purchaser. The bill of sale shows that the original owner transferred ownership to the named buyer.
The bill of sale acts as a receipt for the seller and as proof of transfer for the buyer. The buyer will need the bill of sale to register and title the car in their name.
Nevada Odometer Reading Pilot Program
The Nevada Legislature has directed the DMV to gather odometer readings during most vehicle registration transactions. The pilot project runs through December 31, 2026.
Nevada Vehicle Registration
In Nevada, you must register a car within 30 days of purchase. The DMV requires an inspection at the time of registration, and owners must make an appointment at their nearest DMV office.
Fees and taxes must be paid before registering the vehicle. The DMV provides an online Registration Fee Estimator so owners can calculate their approximate fees. Nevada does not charge sales tax on private party sales, family sales, or gift transfers.
You must obtain a movement permit to drive the unregistered vehicle for more than three days after transfer before registration. The movement permit can be obtained without an appointment at any DMV office.
Where to Register Your Vehicle
Register your vehicle at the main DMV offices in Reno, Carson City, Henderson, or Las Vegas. An appointment is required.
Documents Required by the DMV Office
In addition to the bill of sale, new car owners must bring the following documents to their appointment:
- Bill of Sale
- Vehicle title, signed by all previous owners. All owners must have signed the title if the vehicle was titled in multiple names.
- Odometer disclosure statement
- It is required if vehicles are 20 years old, beginning with vehicles of the 2011 model year.
- Nevada Emissions Inspection Report, if needed
- Current registration, if transferring license plates or license plate forms for new personalized or specialized plates
- Vehicle inspection certificate (VP015) (must be completed by a DMV representative, a peace officer, or another authorized agent)
- Registration fees
Proof of insurance (Out-of-state insurance is not acceptable.)
- $25,0000 for bodily injury or death per person
- $50,000 for bodily injuries or deaths of two or more persons per incident
- $20,000 for the property damage
Nevada does not allow the assumption of liens in selling private vehicles. Any liens or loans must be satisfied before the transfer can take place.
Free Nevada Vehicle Bill of Sale Sample
You can print out our free Nevada vehicle bill of sale form here. It is available in PDF and Word formats.