In the State of New Hampshire when you sell or buy a vehicle you can complete a Bill of Sale Form as well. This serves as a legal contract between the buyer and the seller documenting the change in ownership. A Bill of Sale Form provides evidence that a transaction between the buyer and seller has taken place and that the odometer reading has been declared by the vehicle’s seller and acknowledged by the vehicle’s purchaser.
The following information should generally appear on the New Hampshire Bill of Sale Form:
– Name of the seller and complete address of the seller.
– Name of the buyer and complete address 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.
– Signature of the seller and the buyer.
When a used vehicle is sold in New Hampshire, a New Hampshire title shall be signed over to the buyer at the time of the sale unless that vehicle is title exempt. For title exempt vehicles, the seller must provide a properly executed Bill of Sale along with either a current or expired New Hampshire certificate of registration or a valid NH or out-of-state certificate of Title. The buyer shall apply for a new Title in his or her name at the town/city clerk’s office and register the vehicle. A $25.00 title fee will apply, along with the appropriate registration fees. A VIN verification may be required.
When a New Hampshire resident purchases a vehicle from a New Hampshire dealer, the dealership will complete the title application and will send it in to the DMV to be processed, along with the $25.00 fee. The dealer will provide the buyer with a blue carbon-copy of the title application which must be brought to the town/city clerk in order to register the vehicle.
Out of state vehicle dealers may not prepare a New Hampshire Title application. If a New Hampshire resident buys a vehicle from an out-of-state dealer, the dealership shall provide the owner with either the Certificate of Origin or the Title. The buyer must apply for a new Title in his or her name at the town/city clerk’s office and register the vehicle. A $25.00 title fee will apply, along with the appropriate registration fees. A VIN verification may be required.
For more information go to New Hampshire Department of Safety – Division of Motor Vehicles.
Its mission is to enhance public safety on the roadways of New Hampshire by ensuring that the drivers, vehicles, and service providers are properly credentialed and by providing resources for the maintenance of the roadway infrastructure.
The DMV’s Bureau of Title and Anti-Theft administers all title applications for proper transfer of ownership, recording of liens and to check for federal odometer requirements.