Sample FL Bill of Sale
The following is a bill of sale for new and used vehicles. It can be adapted to most states with appropriate language changes. A "signed" copy should be given to the Buyer - an unsigned one kept by the seller until such time that they pay off any lender who holds the lien on the vehicle and then given to them at settlement. The Florida version includes a statement of odometer accuracy and may also include dealer information. If you do not have these elements, delete them or use your wording instead:
Key phrases in this document:
- Vehicle Description
- Odometer reading (if available)
- Purchase price
- Sales tax
- Buyer listed on the title
- Cash price
- Sale date
Itemization of fees - purchase price, sales tax, Buyer listed on the title, etc. The bill of sale should be acknowledged at the time of settlement by both parties. The Seller and Buyer(s) should each sign in the appropriate places immediately below their names - do not leave blank lines for signing! Also, if other people are involved in this sale, such as lien holders or cosigners, they must also acknowledge settlement.
The Following is a Bill of Sale for Vehicles:
I ___________________________ (the "BUYER") have sold to _______________________ (the "PURCHASER"), an individual, the following described vehicle:
Year __________ Make ________________ Model _________ VIN #______________________ License No. ____________ Odometer reading (if available)___________________________
- Price $________
- Sales tax $________
- Total amount due $________
For the purchase price of $________ (cash), receipt of which is hereby acknowledged. BUYER has received a title from SELLER as follows: [For Florida buyers, delete this section and include instead:] "THE PURCHASER'S NAME IS LISTED ON THE TITLE AS FOLLOWS:"
I have also sold to the above-described purchaser certain items listed below for an additional sum of $________: _________________________________________________________
- Seller's printed name: _________________________
- Sale Date ___________
- Seller's signature
- Buyer's printed name: _________________________
- Sale Date ___________
- Buyer's signature
Vehicle purchase agreement acknowledgment of odometer accuracy:
Odometer reading: __________________, recorded by the seller on this date and shown above. Seller represents that, to the best of their knowledge, the odometer reading reflects actual mileage to the vehicle. This representation is made for purposes of compliance with 49 CFR 580.5(b)(3), which relates to transactions involving motor vehicles offered for sale in interstate commerce, and shall not be used against such dealer in any proceeding arising out of such transaction or be admissible into evidence in any action based upon a violation of any federal law or regulation, or any state law or regulation, involving the sale of motor vehicles.
Seller and Buyer agree that:
The odometer reading is true and correct; The mileage stated above represents the actual mileage to the vehicle; This statement shall not be used against either party in court action as evidence of a violation of federal law or regulation as it relates to the transaction as shown on this bill of sale.
I have been given a cash receipt for payment from BUYER for $________, which discharges all liability I may have under my contract with BUYER.
BUYER AND SELLER ACKNOWLEDGE RECEIPT OF $________ (CASH) - Purchase price of vehicle.
Seller: _________________________________ Date: __________________________
BUYER: ___________________________________ Date: _____________________________