The quick answer is, usually, no. Generally when you sell your car, you won’t need to worry about notarization. Not technically, anyway. However, getting something notarized provides extra legal protection. Especially in the event of future issues.
Depending where you live, it may be required notarization for transactions. Usually those involving vehicles or other large purchases. So checking with your DMV is vital. Additionally, some banks may have their own requirements, so keep your loan paperwork on hand too.
Notarization is always a good idea when it comes to large purchases. Get protection just in case! You never know what future legal disputes you may face. This goes for individuals and businesses alike!
What does a Bill of Sale include?
- Contact information of both parties.
- The make, model, year and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
- Purchase price and payment method.
- A detailed description of all items included in the sale and value.
- Details about existing warranties. Including any provisions regarding selling the car.
- The date of the sale.
- Signatures from everyone involved.
- Other State required information, like emissions tests
- Notarization, if applicable.
- Documentation of any lien, if applicable.
- Copies for your records.
Always make sure that everything is correct before signing the bill of sale. Accuracy protects everyone involved. The Bill of Sale is verification of your agreement for future issues. So notarizing is in your favor.
In conclusion, bills of sale don’t usually need to be notarized, but it couldn’t hurt. It is important to make sure that all information is included though. Otherwise, the document may not be valid.
Can you buy a car online?
Yes, you can do this online. You can usually find standard legal forms by going online. Just as easily, you can find many sites that walk you through it. Many even help fill out a documents too!
Also important, however, is a bill of sale isn’t always a legal requirement. Therefore, it’s important to check the DMV before using for any online forms.
If you’re doing this by yourself, local rules will tell you if you need to get it notarized. Finally, don’t forget to check with your lender to make sure you have all paperwork needed for financing too.
Can a Bill of Sale be voided?
Yes! Because of:
- Missing information, such as, make and model, dates, and signatures.
- The car can’t legally be sold. For example, failing emissions. Or maybe a lien on the vehicle.
- An incomplete or incorrect bill of sale.
- Not getting it notarized.
- Not submitting to the DMV on time.
Always double check that all requirements are met. Do this before signing any legal document.
When do I need a bill of sale?
- Buying or selling a car yourself
- Buying a car from a dealership
- Transferring ownership, usually from a court order
- Donating to charity
- Selling a car with a a salvaged title
Every situation is different. So requirements will also be different. It is important to ensure information is accurate before signing anything.
Can I Notarize a Bill of Sale Online?
Yes! If eNotarizing is legal in your State, that goes for any document. While some require a notary, others don’t. Just check your State’s regulations.
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