Alabama Bill of Sale Form for Vehicles

When you buy, sell or transfer a vehicle in the State of Alabama you may need also a Bill of Sale form to document the transaction.

This form serves as a legal receipt between the seller and the buyer documenting both the change in ownership and the purchase price.

The State of Alabama has some legal specific requirements about what a Bill of Sale must contain.

Moreover, invoices are not accepted as a Bill of Sale. Thus a Bill of Sale must be a separate document used to transfer the title of the motor vehicle. If you buy a motor vehicle from a dealer you’ll receive from the dealer the appropriate Bill of Sale.

The following information should generally appear on the Alabama Bill of Sale Form:

  • Vehicle details with Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
  • Odometer reading statement
  • The purchase price or vehicle value
  • Name and address of the seller
  • Name and address of the buyer
  • Seller’s Signature
  • Date of sale
  • Buyer’s signature

Alabama Bill of Sale Form

Below you can find for your use the latest federal vehicle Bill of Sale form for use in the State of Alabama:

Click here to download and print the Alabama Bill of Sale Form

Alabama Bill of Sale Form

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How to fill out the Alabama Bill of Sale Form

This Alabama Bill of Sale Form is composed of three sections and below you’ll learn how to fill out this form:

Section 1 of the Alabama Bill of Sale

In Section 1 you have to fill out the vehicle information. Complete here the Make, Model, Year, Body type (Style), Color, and VIN or Vehicle Identification Number. Following complete the Odometer Reading at the time of transfer. Use here only digits with no tenths. Then check if this is the Actual Mileage. Or check if the Odometer is in excess of its mechanical limits. Only if it’s the case you may check if the odometer reading is not the actual mileage:

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Section 1 of the Alabama Bill of Sale

Section 2 of the Alabama Bill of Sale

In the second section you have to fill out first the Seller information. Fill out first the full name of the seller. The name must be PRINTED. This means to use only Capital Letters to write SELLER’S NAME. Then fill seller’s street address, seller’s city and state. Further you need to fill out the Buyer information. Start with the full name of the buyer. Again, the buyer’s name must be PRINTED. So this means to use only Capital Letters to write BUYER’S NAME. Additionally fill out buyer’s street address, buyer’s city and state. After these details you have to write the sum of the transfer price of the vehicle (or the word GIFT). If this vehicle is a gift, please fill out the relationship with the buyer (e.g. parent, spouse, friend) and the value of the vehicle:

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Section 2 of the Alabama Bill of Sale

Section 3 of the Alabama Bill of Sale

The last section, Section 3, contains seller’s statement about the details contained in this Bill of Sale form. Finally fill out the seller’s signature, date, and buyer’s signature:

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Section 3 of the Alabama Bill of Sale

Please note that you can fill out this Bill of Sale form by hand. Also always use a black or blue pen and not a pencil! If you fill out this form on your device (phone, tablet, computer) this form is a fillable PDF that works best with Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Find details about the Alabama Department of Revenue – The Motor Vehicle Division

For more information go to Alabama Department of Revenue – The Motor Vehicle Division

Alabama Department of Revenue – The Motor Vehicle Division is responsible for issuing motor vehicle titles, maintaining vehicle registration information and enforcing the Mandatory Liability Insurance Act.