An Ohio motor vehicle bill of sale form is a document used to transfer legal ownership of a car in the State of Ohio. It should include relevant information about the parties involved in the transaction, such as their names and address, date, and details about the vehicle being sold.
Both the buyer and the seller are required to sign the vehicle bill of sale in Ohio.
If the vehicle is newer than 2011, under 16,000 pounds, and self-propelled, you will also need to fill out an Odometer Disclosure Statement (Form BMV-3724) and attach it to the bill of sale.
New owners must register their vehicles within 30 days, and the registration can last for a period of one, two, or five years. Registration renewals can be done online at the Ohio License Plate Renewal portal—OPLATES.com—or in person at one of the deputy registrar license agencies.
Junk vehicles registered in Ohio require title conversion to “salvage” within 30 days. Sellers must inform buyers in writing and sign a notarized bill of sale for protection against uninsured and dangerous purchases.
Where to Register Your Vehicle
Vehicle registrations can be done in person at your local deputy registrar license agency.
Documents Required by the DMV Office
To register your motor vehicle, Ohio requires that you have the following documents:
- Bill of Sale
- Odometer Disclosure Statement (Form BMW-3724)
- Certificate of Title
- Application for Certificate of Title to a Motor Vehicle (Form BMV 3774)
- VIN inspection, if the vehicle is out of state
- Ohio Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney if another person registers the vehicle on behalf of the owner
- Registration and Titling Fees
- Proof of Insurance according to the state’s Minimum Requirements:
- $25,000 for one person’s injury or death in an accident
- $50,000 for the injury or death of two or more people in an accident
- $25,000 for property damage
Some vehicles 25 years or newer and registered within an E-Check county must undergo emissions testing, and the buyer must be presented with a clean emissions test certificate.
E-Check counties are Summit, Cuyahoga, Lake, Lorain, Geauga, Medina, and Portage.
Below is a printable Ohio motor vehicle bill of sale in PDF and Word format. You also use our template builder to create a customized document for your vehicle sale.