A Virginia motor vehicle bill of sale details a vehicle purchased within Virginia or from another state. The form typically lists the buyer’s and seller’s contact information, a description of the vehicle, and the transaction circumstances. A bill of sale is required to transfer ownership from the vehicle’s previous owner to the new owner.
Vehicle owners in Virginia must register their vehicles with the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles before driving on roadways.
While the state doesn’t have laws specifying when registration must be completed following the purchase of a vehicle, it is wise to do so as quickly to avoid complications down the road.
Where to Register Your Vehicle
You can complete the initial registration of a vehicle in Virginia in person at any Virginia DMV customer service center, DMV Select, mobile office, or by mail. In addition to these options, annual registration renewal is available by phone or online.
Documents Required by the DMV Office
Before moving forward with your registration, you will need to gather the following paperwork for vehicles that already hold a Virginia title:
- Bill of Sale
- Odometer Disclosure Statement
- The vehicle’s title
- Proof of residency
- Assignment of Title by Owner form or an Application for New Owner Certificate of Title and Registration
- A vehicle inspection record (only for some municipalities in Virginia)
- Vehicle Registration Application
- Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin for purchases of a new vehicle
- Application for Certificate of Title and Registration (Form VSA 17) for purchases of a new vehicle
- Vehicle Price Certification (only for cars five years or older and signed by the buyer and the seller)
- A valid driver’s license
- Registration fees
- Proof of insurance with a minimum requirement
Virginia Vehicle Bill of Sale Sample
Check out our free, printable template for your needs. It’s available in PDF and Word formats.