In the State of Vermont when you buy or sell a vehicle you need a to complete a Bill of Sale Form and an Odometer Disclosure Statement form.
The Vermont Bill of Sale form contains:
- Name, address and signature of the buyer.
- Name, address and signature of the seller.
- Complete vehicle description, including the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
- Purchase price of the vehicle.
- Odometer Disclosure.
Vermont Bill of Sale Form
Here you can download and print the Vermont Bill of Sale Form (Form VT-005). This form is required for all vehicle transactions. Below you will find a detailed guide that will help you fill out correctly this form.
Please note that if the vehicle is model year 2011 or newer and you are not submitting a separate Odometer Disclosure Statement, you are required to complete the Odometer Disclosure Statement part of the Vermont Bill of Sale & Odometer Disclosure Form.
How to complete the Vermont Bill of Sale Form
The Vermont Bill of Sale & Odometer Disclosure Form VT-005 is composed of two parts. The first part and page is the actual Bill of Sale form. The second part and page is the Odometer Disclosure Form. In most cases you need both forms. The good news is that if you complete this form on your device (phone or computer) the information from the first part is copied also into the second part.
The first part, the Bill of Sale form, has three sections and below you’ll learn how to fill in this form:
Section 1 of the Bill of Sale
The first section contains the seller name and vehicle information. First you need to 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. Afterwards you need to fill in the Year, Make, Model, Body type, Color, and VIN or Vehicle Identification Number. Following fill in the odometer reading at the time of transfer (use only digits, no tenths). Also fill in the full name of the buyer, the date and the vehicle sale price. Also you need to specify by checking Yes or No if the vehicle failed an emissions test and been granted a time extension waiver in the past 12 months. Next, if it is the case, check if the vehicle is Salvage, Salvage and Rebuilt or Totaled. Lastly fill in the buyer’s signature and the date:
Section 2 of the Bill of Sale
The second section of the Bill of Sale Form VT-005 is also a statement and certification under penalty of 23 V.S.A. Sections 202, 203, 2082 & 3829 (4). First the seller(s) must sign this section. Next complete the date and fill in the seller’s address, city, state and ZIP code. Lastly fill in seller’s phone number and email:
Section 3 of the Bill of Sale
In the third section the buyer(s) must sign first. After that complete the date and fill in the buyer’s address, city, state and ZIP code. Finally fill in buyer’s phone number and email:
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.
Discover more about the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles
For more information go to Vermont Agency of Transportation – Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles.
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