Washington Bill of Sale Form: How to Get One, Fill it Out, and the Required Information

January 26, 2012

If you are based in Washington and want to sell your car, you will have to prepare a Washington bill of sale for the state. There are rules and regulations about the exact bill of sale you find and how you fill it out. Here is a list of common FAQ’s you should know before you fill out the bill of sale.

What is a Bill of Sale?

A Bill of sale is a document that is required between the owner and the buyer of a car. The document also forms the proof of purchase. You also require it for registering your car and for titling your cars. The document is also required for the state to accurately assess your sales tax. You do require to have your name, your buyers name, and address, the model of the car and the vehicle information on the bill of sale.

Does your State Need a Bill of Sale?

You can get in touch with the DMV of the Washington state to find out these details. Use this link, for the Unofficial DMV Guide to take you to a reference website for further information.

Where Can You Find a Bill of Sale or is There a Bill of Sale for Download?

There are several websites you can use to find a bill of sale for the state of Washington. You can also get in touch with third party providers to find the right bill of sale for your car. The state you are residing in will also provide you with a free download of a bill of sale from the registered DMV site.

Is there Anything Like a Generic Bill of Sale?

Yes there is. Most states allow third party sales of their bill of sale forms. You can find several websites that have the form for download. You may have to pay a nominal amount but you will get detailed instructions on how to fill out the form and where to submit it. You can also download generic forms for filling in and creating your own bill of sale. You may be able to get free online bill of sale forms from the DMV of the state you are residing in. But the cost is completely dependent on the state. The state will also be particular about the method of submitting the form. For example, Alabama allows online, mail, in person, third party and even free downloadable printouts.

There are thousands of websites where you will be able to find free and generic forms for sale. Please make sure you check each website clearly for instructions on the form and how to fill them out. Washington does require a bill of sale for purchase and for sales, so make sure you have this formality ready for your purchase.

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