When you buy or sell a vehicle in Alaska a Bill of Sale is recommended. This serves as a legal receipt from the buyer to the seller documenting both the change in ownership and the purchase price. But just only a Bill of Sale is not valid to transfer ownership. An odometer reading and the title are required to transfer ownership, and the lack of this document could delay the registration of your new motor vehicle.
The following information should generally appear on the Alaska Bill of Sale Form:
- Name of the seller; if it’s a dealer, then seller must be the licensed dealer name.
- Complete address of the seller.
- Name and complete address of the buyer of the buyer.
- Complete vehicle description, including Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), make, model, year, series number and body type.
- Vehicle odometer reading at the time of sale.
- Date of sale and signature of the seller or of the authorized representative.
Alaska Bill of Sale Form
It is important to note that Federal and State law require that you furnish to the buyer a written odometer disclosure statement upon transfer of ownership. Failure to complete or providing a false statement may result in fines and/or imprisonment! Both the seller and the buyer shall retain a legible copy of the odometer disclosure statement for not less than four years. If the vehicle is less than ten years old you need to certify the odometer reading.
To submit the transfer of ownership for a vehicle online use this section: On-Line Sale Pending
How to complete the Alaska Bill of Sale Form
This generic Alaska Bill of Sale is composed of three sections. Below you’ll learn how to complete this optional but recommended form:
The first section contains the vehicle information. Here you need to complete the Make, Model, Year, Style (Body type), Color, VIN or Vehicle Identification Number. Also complete the Odometer Reading at the time of transfer (use only digits, no tenths). Next complete seller registration number. Lastly answer if you previously filed an application for title of this vehicle:
In the second section you have to complete first the Seller information. Complete first the full name of the seller. The name must be PRINTED. So this means to use only Capital Letters to write SELLER’S NAME. Then complete seller’s street address, seller’s city and state. Further you will need to complete the Buyer information. So complete the full name of the buyer. The buyer’s name must be PRINTED. This means also to use only Capital Letters to write BUYER’S NAME. Additionally complete buyer’s street address, buyer’s city and state. After these details you will have to write the sum of the transfer price of the vehicle or the word GIFT. Lastly indicate if this vehicle was a gift and indicate the relationship with the buyer (e.g. parent, spouse, friend):
The last section represents the seller’s statement about the details contained in this Bill of Sale. Finally complete seller’s signature and date:
Please note that you can complete this Bill of Sale form by hand. However don’t forget to use a pen and not a pencil. If you are filling out this form on your device (phone, tablet, computer) this form is a fillable PDF that works best with Adobe Acrobat Reader.
View more details about the Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles
For more information go to State of Alaska – Department of Administration, Division of Motor Vehicles
DMV Alaska serves most of the Alaska population by testing and issuing licenses to qualified drivers ages 16+ statewide. They also issue state identification cards for all ages.
Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles provides proof of vehicle ownership by issuing titles for motor vehicles, manufactured homes, and trailers.
Also DMV Alaska registers motor vehicles, trailers, snow-machines, boats, and all-terrain vehicles.
In addition, DMV Alaska administers the state’s commercial driver licensing and driver improvement programs, carries out the safety responsibility law, collects motor vehicle registration taxes and maintains driver records.