When you sell or purchase a vehicle in the State of Indiana you’ll need a Bill of Sale. This serves as a legal document from the seller to the purchaser documenting the transaction and the purchase price. The State of Indiana has some legal specific requirements about what a Bill of Sale Form must contain.
The following information should appear on the Indiana Bill of Sale Form:
– Complete vehicle description, including Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), make, model, year.
– Name of the seller.
– Name and address of the purchaser.
– Purchase price.
– Date of sale.
– Signature of the seller and the purchaser.
Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles offer for download the state-specific Bill of Sale State Form 44237.
If you have purchased a vehicle within the last 45 days and the title application has been submitted to the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, you may register your new vehicle online. If your vehicle was purchased more than 45 days ago, you need to visit a license branch.
If you cannot obtain a certificate of title from the seller of your vehicle and the vehicle is valued at $5,000 or less, according to NADA clean retail value, you may apply for a certificate of title by completing an Affidavit of Ownership for a Vehicle – State Form 23037. Visit nada.com to confirm the clean retail value of your vehicle prior to applying.
For a salvage vehicle you’ll need the following forms: Affidavit For Restoration For A Salvage Motor Vehicle – State Form 44606 and Salvage Title Affidavit – State Form 49891.
For more information go to Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles