Alaska Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale

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An Alaska motor vehicle bill of sale is a legal document that proves the sale or trade of a motor vehicle between a buyer and seller. It provides the contents of the sale including the purchase price, conditions of the sale, and a description of the vehicle. For the buyer, it’s required as part of the registration process and should be signed by both parties involved.

Odometer Disclosure Statement (Form 839) – Required for the transfer and registration of the motor vehicle.

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Registering a Vehicle

For any first (1st) time vehicle registration, an individual must apply within ten (10) days of the vehicle sale date (or 10 days from registering as a resident for out-of-state purchasers). The registration period is two (2) years and the DMV will send a renewal letter to remind a vehicle owner when it’s less than 30 days of expiration. A vehicle owner may use the Online Renewal System after the initial registration.

Where to Register

If a resident lives within 50 miles of a DMV location, the vehicle must be registered in person.

Required Documents

  • Bill of Sale;
  • Odometer Disclosure Statement;
  • Vehicle’s title (If there is a lien against the vehicle and it’s being registered in Alaska from outside of the state provide a photocopy of the title);
    • Lien release (if applicable)
  • Complete a Vehicle Transaction Application (Form 812)
  • If the vehicle is leased or signing on behalf of someone else, provide a notarized Vehicle Power of Attorney;
  • Have a check ready to pay the Registration Fees;
  • Proof of insurance with the following minimum coverage:
    • $50,000 for bodily injury or death for any one person;
    • $100,000 for bodily injury or death for any accident; and
    • $25,000 for property damage.