Transactions for documents mailed and dropped off are being completed as quickly as possible, in the order in which they are received. The average turnaround time is approximately four weeks. The DMV appreciates the public’s patience as it navigates through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bill of Sale

For purposes of selling your vehicle privately, the seller of a motor vehicle may draft his/her own bill of sale as long as it contains the following information:

  • Vehicle information such as, make, year, model, vehicle identification number, and an odometer reading.
  • Buyer information, such as name and address of buyer, and buyer's signature.
  • Seller information, such as name and address of seller, and seller's signature.
  • Selling price and date sold.

We also have an online Bill of Sale (form H-31) that you can complete on-line and print.

Obtaining a copy of the original Bill of Sale:

  • Complete a Title Copy Records Request (form J-23T)
  • Fill in sections 2 and 3 or 4 of the form and the requester section, including your telephone number. 
  • Return the form, along with copies of 2 forms of identification as stated on the form.
  • Enclose the required $20 fee.

Note: Please include a copy of the original registration showing the date of issue to begin the search (if available).

In approximately four to six weeks, you will receive a copy of the Bill of Sale you requested.