When you sell or buy a vehicle in the State of Idaho you need a Bill of Sale Form documenting both the change in ownership and the selling price. The State of Idaho provides a specific Bill of Sale Form.
The following information should appear on the Idaho Bill of Sale Form:
- Name and complete address of the seller.
- Name and complete address of the buyer.
- Complete vehicle description, including Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), make, model, year.
- Vehicle odometer reading at the time of sale.
- The selling price.
- Date of sale.
- Signature of the seller.
Idaho Bill of Sale Form
The seller is responsible to complete and sign a Idaho Bill of Sale Form – Form ITD 3738, naming the buyer as the new owner of the vehicle.
You should notify the DMV that you’ve transferred vehicle ownership out of your name so you aren’t held responsible for the vehicle anymore. Do this by using this form Notice of Release of Liability ITD 3858.
Very important to know 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: Idaho Odometer Disclosure Statement Form
How to fill in an Idaho Bill of Sale Form
The Idaho Bill of Sale Form ITD 3738 is composed of four sections. Below you’ll learn how to fill in this state-approved form:
In Section 1 you need to fill in first the VIN or Vehicle Identification Number and the Title number. Next fill in the other vehicle’s details like Year, Make, Model, and Style (Body type).
According to Idaho Division of Motor Vehicles – Second VIN should be provided for most motor homes and must be entered for double-wide mobile and manufactured homes.
Then, if it’s the case, you can check if the vehicle’s title is branded. Then fill in the Odometer Reading at the time of transfer. You must use only digits with no tenths for the odometer reading. Lastly check one of the boxes – Actual Miles, Not Actual, Exceeds Mechanical Limits, Exempt, or No Odometer:
In the second section you have to fill in the Seller and Buyer details. First fill in 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 in seller’s physical address, seller’s city, state and ZIP code. If the physical address is different than the Mailing Address you need to fill in the details for the Mailing Address. So optionally fill in seller’s mailing address, city, state and ZIP code. Next fill in seller’s phone number, true selling price of the vehicle and sale date.
Further you need to fill in the full name of the buyer. The buyer’s name must be PRINTED. This means to use only Capital Letters to write BUYER’S NAME. Next fill in buyer’s Idaho Driver’s License Number or SSN / EIN if Business. Further fill in buyer’s physical address, buyer’s city, state and ZIP code. In the case that the physical address is different than the Mailing Address you need to fill in the details for the Mailing Address. So optionally fill in buyer’s mailing address, city, state and ZIP code. Lastly fill in buyer’s phone number:
In the third section you need to fill in the Lienholder’s details or the word NONE if there is no Lienholder:
The last section represents the seller’s and buyer’s statement about the details contained in this Bill of Sale. Finally fill in seller’s and buyer’s signature:
You can fill in this Bill of Sale form by hand as well. However don’t forget to use a pen and not a pencil. If you are filling in this form on your device (phone, tablet, computer) this form is a fillable PDF that works best with Adobe Acrobat Reader.
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