In the State of West Virginia you need a completed West Virginia Bill of Sale Form if you buy a vehicle for less than 50% of its NADA Clean Loan Book value and you intent to title it within the state. We recommend to complete in any private transaction a Bill of Sale because this serves as a legal receipt from the buyer to the seller documenting both the change in ownership and the purchase price.
The following information need to be completed on the West Virginia Bill of Sale Form:
- Name and address of the seller
- Name and address of the buyer
- Complete vehicle description, including Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), make, model, year
- Vehicle odometer reading at the time of sale
- Date of sale
- Signature of the seller and the buyer
- Notary public seal is necessary
West Virginia Bill of Sale Form
Click here to download and print a West Virginia Bill of Sale Form.
Please note that Federal and State law require that you state the mileage upon transfer of ownership. Not to mention that failure to complete or providing a false statement may result in fines and/or imprisonment!
All West Virginia Certificate of Titles issued after January 1, 1991 require the odometer certification to be completed on the back side of the title document.
To complete an odometer disclosure statement use this form: West Virginia Odometer Disclosure Statement Form
How to complete the West Virginia Bill of Sale Form
The West Virginia Bill of Sale Form DMV-7-TR is composed of six sections. To illustrate below you’ll see how to complete this state-approved form:
The first section contains the vehicle information. You have to fill out the Year, Make, Body type, Model, Color, Title number, and VIN or Vehicle Identification Number:
In the second section you are required to fill in the Seller information. This means the full name of the seller. The name must be PRINTED. This means to use only Capital Letters to write SELLER’S NAME. Then fill out seller’s street address, seller’s city, state and ZIP code:
The third section contains the Buyer information. Fill out first 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 buyer’s street address, city, state and ZIP code. Lastly complete the date of sale and the selling price sum:
In section four you need to record the Odometer Reading at the time of transfer. So you need to write first the full name of the seller and then the mileage (use only digits, no tenths):
The fifth section represents the seller and buyer certification. In this case the seller has to sign, fill out the name (the name must be PRINTED) and the date. Then the buyer has to sign, fill out the name (the name must be PRINTED) and the date:
Finally the last section is reserved for notary public certification and must not be completed:
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 West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles
For more information go to State of West Virginia – West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles.
Its mission is to provide essential motor vehicle and driver services. Therefore it facilitates interstate travel by promoting reciprocity for West Virginia vehicles and drivers in other states. It promotes also highway safety, and collects revenue for highway maintenance and construction programs.
West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles has 25 Regional Offices across the state equipped to serve the driving public, and a Call Center staffed with knowledgeable individuals ready to answer questions and meet your needs.