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All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Bill of Sale Form

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All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Bill of Sale Form

Updated August 14, 2023

The all-terrain vehicle (ATV) bill of sale is a legal document that records the legal sale and purchase of an ATV. This document will provide information with regard to the seller, the buyer, the amount paid, all of the information with regard to the vehicle needed for sale and registration. Once the seller has received payment from the buyer, complete the document for appropriate proof of sale.

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How to Use an ATV Bill of Sale

An all-terrain vehicle (ATV) bill of sale is a legal document used to record the transaction of an ATV from seller to buyer.

This document is necessary for putting the whole transaction on paper and clarifying the agreements of the transaction (such as price, condition, warranties, deposits, etc.).

This document may also need to be filled out before filling in title transfer paperwork and registration, so make sure you have the proper form on hand by downloading it here (link).

How to Sell an ATV

Not sure how to sell your four-wheeler or dirt bike? Read on to find out.

Step 1 – Clean Your ATV

person cleaning blue atv with pressure washer

Chances are, your ATV has seen some rough terrain. Make sure to clean it so it looks good in photos and when buyers come to see it. This includes everything you can and can’t see (under the plastic, the radiator, wheels, etc.)

Step 2 – Check the Condition of Your ATV

person tightening tire bolt on atv

Make sure everything is in working order. If there are any lasting repairs that need to be made, then it might be best to do them before the sale. That way you can get more interested buyers and better offers for your ATV.

Step 3 – Put Up Ads Everywhere

person looking at laptop reviewing atv listings

Put up ads online, on social media, in the newspaper, in auto and recreational shops, and public notices. Also, make sure to pass the word around to friends and family to reach as many people as possible.

Step 4 – Clear the Title and Get Registration Information

person reviewing paperwork to sell atv

Now you will need to make sure there are no liens or encumbrances on the title. This way you can clear it and prepare it for transfer to the new owner. Also, make sure you have the most up-to-date registration information so that you can include that on the bill of sale.

Step 5 – Negotiate Price of ATV

two people negotiating price of atv

Once you have buyers looking to buy, negotiate a final sales price. Chances are you won’t find too many people willing to pay the advertised price upfront. So plan according to that until you come to a price you can both agree to.

Step 6 – Fill Out ATV Bill of Sale Form

screenshot of fillable bill of sale form in browser

Finally, it’s time to fill out the ATV Bill of Sale form. We make it easy for you! All you have to do is download the form and fill out the required information:

  • Date of Sale
  • Buyer’s Name & Address
  • Seller’s Name & Address
  • Vehicle Information
    • Make
    • Model
    • Year
    • Color
    • Number of Cylinders
    • Title Number (if applicable)
    • Odometer Reading
    • 17 Digit Vehicle ID Number (VIN)
    • Down Payment
    • Sales Price
    • Date Full Payment Is Due
    • Deadline Date for Vehicle Check
    • Signatures & dates of Seller, Buyer, and Witnesses

    Step 7 – Buyer Inspects ATV

    buyer using flashlight to inspect condition of atv

    The buyer will probably want to inspect the ATV themselves and/or through a certified mechanic to make sure there are no unknown mechanical problems or concerns. If all looks good, then the purchase can be finalized.

    Step 8 – Registration and Transfer Title (New Owner)

    new owner submitting paperwork for atv registration at dmv

    And once the full price is paid, the title can be transferred to the buyer. Then the new owner can file for registration through the local DMV.

    How to Write

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    I. The Parties

    (1) Date Of Sale. Before proceeding to the First Section, the blank lines labeled “Date Of Sale” must be supplied with the calendar date that the ATV Seller received the payment being discussed.

    (2) Buyer Information. Now that the date when the payment was received has been documented, locate the “Buyer” statement in the First Section. The name of the Buyer who has purchased the ATV must be presented on the first blank line while the mailing address where the Buyer can be contacted should be submitted to the second blank line. The mailing address recorded here should be the same that the Buyer will use when registering or insuring the vehicle.

    (3) Seller Information. The name and the mailing address of the Seller must also be documented. This information should be presented in the “Seller” area of Section I. Keep in mind that if the Seller who has received the payment for the ATV is a Business Entity, its full name should be dispensed including any status abbreviations or suffixes required for its legal presentation.

    II. All-Terrain Vehicle

    (4) ATV Description. The ATV that the Buyer above has purchased must be clearly identified in this paperwork. For this effect the “Make,” “Model,” “Year” of manufacture, and “Color” of the ATV must be displayed where requested. These items may all be found on the body of the concerned All Terrain Vehicle. For instance, a quick inspection of the body will deliver the Manufacturer or the “Make” of the ATV.

    (5) CC’s. Supply the cubic centimeters of the ATV’s engine to the space labeled “CC’s.” This information can usually be found carved into the motor of the ATV or on a sticker on the body of the ATV.

    (6) # Of Cylinders. The number of cylinders of the ATV should be found reported on a sticker with the ATV’s information or by inspecting the engine. Record the number of cylinders the ATV uses where requested.

    (7) Title Number. The title number of the All Terrain Vehicle should be obtained from the last title issued for the vehicle and can usually be found on a sticker that is placed in the vehicle’s glove compartment or on the underside of the front wheel well on the passenger’s side. Include this number in this vehicle’s description by transcribing it where requested.

    (8) Odometer Reading. A viewing of the All Terrain Vehicle’s odometer will yield the number of miles or kilometers driven by the vehicle thus far. Reproduce the “Odometer Reading” to the blank line provided then indicate if the number entered has been reported as “Miles” or “Kilometers” by marking the appropriate checkbox.

    (9) Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). In most cases, the ATV’s vehicle identification number will be found stamped on its frame. This will be a seventeen-digit number and should be recorded in this document as part of the ATV’s description.

    III. Purchase Price

    (10) Price Of ATV. Document the dollar amount of the payment the ATV Seller has received from the Purchaser.

    IV. Payment Method

    (11) Type Of Payment Submitted. The payment that has been received must be discussed further. That is, the way the Buyer paid for the ATV should be selected from the list of choices presented in the Fourth Section. This will allow the payment to be defined as a “Cash,” “Credit/Debit Card,” “Check,” “ACH/Bank Wire” or by another method. If none of these methods accurately define the payment received for the ATV, select the checkbox labeled “Other.” If making this selection, a description of the payment method must be submitted in the space available.

    V. Warranty

    (12) As-Is. If the All Terrain Vehicle has been purchased without any warranties from its Manufacturer or the Seller then select the “As-Is” checkbox.

    (13) Included Warranties. In some cases, the purchase of the ATV may have included warranties from the Manufacturer, the Seller, or both. If so, then select the second checkbox of Section Five. Each such warranty will need to be listed on the space provided with a report of its full title and warranty number.

    VI. Signature Acknowledgment OF ATV Sale

    (14) Buyer Signature. The Buyer must acknowledge that he or she has submitted the dollar amount in exchange for the ATV defined above. To do this, he or she must sign and print his or her name to the first signature area displayed.

    (15) Buyer Signature Date. Upon signing this document and presenting his or her name, The Buyer must produce a record of the date of signing.

    (16) Seller Signature. In order to complete this record, the Seller who has received the ATV payment documented above will need to sign and print his or her name to verify that the payment submitted by the Buyer has been received.

    (17) Seller Signature Date. The Seller must date his or her signature in the final area of his or her signature section.