In the State of New Hampshire when you sell or buy a vehicle you should complete a Bill of Sale Form as well. This form 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.
New Hampshire Bill of Sale Form
When you sell a used vehicle in New Hampshire, the New Hampshire title needs to be signed over by the seller to the buyer at the time of the sale. This is necessary unless the vehicle is title exempt. For title exempt vehicles, the seller must provide a properly executed Bill of Sale. The Bill of Sale must be provided along with either a current or expired New Hampshire certificate of registration or a valid NH or out-of-state certificate of Title. Also you will need proof of VIN which can be an original or copy of the title, a previous or copy of a New Hampshire registration, or a properly completed VIN verification form.
Buying a Vehicle in New Hampshire
The buyer will apply for a new Title at the town/city clerk’s office and register the vehicle. A $25.00 title fee will apply, along with the appropriate registration fees.
When a New Hampshire resident buys a vehicle from a New Hampshire dealer, the dealership will complete the title application for them. Then the dealership 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. This title application copy 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. So 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 Certificate of title. The buyer must apply for a new Title 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.
New Hampshire Odometer Disclosure Statement
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!
To complete an odometer disclosure statement use this federal form: New Hampshire Odometer Disclosure Statement Form
How to complete the New Hampshire Bill of Sale Form
This generic New Hampshire Bill of Sale Form is composed of three sections and below you’ll understand how to fill in this form:
The first section contains the vehicle information. Here you need to fill in the Make, Model, Year, Style (Body type), Color, VIN or Vehicle Identification Number. Also fill in the Odometer Reading at the time of transfer (use only digits, no tenths) and seller registration number. Also answer if you previously filed an application for title of this vehicle:
In the second section you need to fill in first the Seller information. This means to write the full name of the seller. However the name must be PRINTED – this means to use only Capital Letters to write SELLER’S NAME. Then write seller’s street address, seller’s city and state. Further you will need to fill in the Buyer information. Write the full name of the buyer. The buyer’s name must be PRINTED. So use only Capital Letters to write BUYER’S NAME. Additionally fill in 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 the relationship with the buyer (e.g. parent, spouse, friend):
The third and last section represents the seller’s statement about the details contained in this Bill of Sale. Finally fill in seller’s signature and date:
Please note that you can fill out 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.
Learn more about the New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles
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. It also provides resources for the maintenance of the roadway infrastructure.
In detail 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.