In the State of Oregon when you sell or buy a vehicle, a Bill of Sale Form is a mandatory document used as a record of the transaction. It is used also for titling and registration. In Oregon, a Bill of Sale is accepted as proof of ownership when you’re completing the title transfer or registration of a vehicle.
If you sell, donate or give a vehicle (i.e., transferring ownership) to someone else, you must sign the title over to them, and you must also notify DMV.
In any case a completed Bill of Sale can protect the seller in the event that the buyer does not register the vehicle or abandons it. So be smart and write also a Bill of Sale!
Oregon Bill of Sale Form
The Oregon Driver and Motor Vehicle Services Division (DMV) provides a state-approved Fillable Oregon Bill of Sale Form as a PDF file. It also provides a classic printable version of an Oregon Bill of Sale Form.
If there is a lien on the vehicle (if you still owe money on your loan), the security interest holder is the legal owner. Therefore you cannot sell, donate or gift the vehicle until you have satisfied their interest (paid off the loan). Also you need the title to with a written release of interest, or Lien Release (Form 735-524).
Selling a Vehicle in Oregon
To sell, donate or gift a vehicle in the State of Oregon you have to follow the instructions below:
- Sign the title (buyer/recipient and all owners shown on the front of the title must sign);
- On the back of the title, there is a section for the buyer(s) and seller(s) to sign;
- If the title is older, you may see a section for “registered owners” and “new owners” instead;
- Record the odometer reading on the title, if applicable.
If your vehicle is model year 2011 or newer and under 20 years old, you must have an odometer disclosure! The seller and buyer of a vehicle must complete the odometer disclosure using the space on the back of the title or a Secure Odometer Disclosure form from Oregon DMV that needs to be mailed to you.
Please notify DMV of a vehicle sale within 10 days! You are required by law to provide this notice by using the Online Notice of Vehicle Sale.
How to complete the Oregon Bill of Sale Form
The Oregon Bill of Sale Form is composed of two sections and below you’ll see how to complete this form:
The first section contains the vehicle description. Here you need to fill out the Plate number, Year, Make, VIN or Vehicle Identification Number, and Title number.
Then you agree to transfer all rights, title and interest in the above-described vehicle to the buyer. Lastly you fill out the buyer’s details. Complete the full name of the buyer. The buyer’s name must be PRINTED. So use only Capital Letters to write BUYER’S NAME. Then fill out purchase date and buyer’s address:
In the final and second section you need to fill out the Seller information. This means to fill out the full name of the seller. The seller’s name must be PRINTED. This means to use only Capital Letters to write SELLER’S NAME. Finally fill out seller’s signature, date of release, and address:
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.
View more about the Oregon Driver and Motor Vehicle Services Division
For more information go to Oregon Department of Transportation – Oregon Driver and Motor Vehicle Services Division.
The Driver and Motor Vehicle Services Division (DMV), is a branch of the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).
Its mission is to promote driver safety, protect financial and ownership interests in vehicles. Also it collects revenue to finance Oregon’s transportation system. Oregon Department of Transportation main headquarters building is located in Salem. Local customer service is provided by offices throughout the state.