When you buy or sell a vehicle in the State of Hawaii you’ll need a specific Bill of Sale Form. This serves as a legal contract from the seller to the buyer documenting the transaction. The State of Hawaii has some legal specific requirements about what a Bill of Sale must contain.
The following information should appear on the Hawaii Bill of Sale Form:
– Name of the seller and address.
– Name of the buyer and address.
– Vehicle description, including Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), make, model, year.
– Vehicle odometer reading at the time of sale.
– Selling price.
– Date of sale.
– Signature of the seller.
– Notary public seal identifying the seller’s signature.
The City and County of Honolulu, Department of Customer Services offers a specific Bill of Sale Form CS-L(MVR)40 for use in any county.
Please note that Federal and State law require that you state the mileage upon transfer of ownership. Failure to complete or providing a false statement may result in fines and/or imprisonment!
We recommend, for your records, to use this federal form to state the mileage upon transfer of ownership: Hawaii Odometer Disclosure Statement Form
For more information go to City and County of Honolulu, Department of Customer Services – Division of Motor Vehicles and Licensing
Registration records of all vehicles in Hawaii are updated annually. Annual fees are based on the vehicle weight and usage. They are computed by the Division of Motor Vehicles, Licensing and Permits. The deadline for registering vehicles is the last working day of the expiration month of the current registration. However, if the registration expiration date occurs on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the delinquent renewal penalty fee will not be charged until after the next working day.