Indiana Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale | Form 44237

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Updated August 17, 2022

An Indiana motor vehicle bill of sale (Form 44237) records a transaction for registration purposes with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV). A bill of sale is required when transferring a vehicle’s title in a private sale. Once signed by both parties, as is required, the buyer must also obtain the Certificate of Title and then will be able to register.

Signing Requirements – Both the buyer and seller must sign. No notary or witness is required.

Odometer Disclosure Statement (Form 43230)– Required in order to ensure there exist no odometer discrepancies.

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Registering a Vehicle

Indiana residents must register all newly-obtained and unregistered vehicles within forty-five (45) days after the date the vehicle was purchased or acquired; a new resident of the state shall have sixty (60) days to register their vehicle. Registrations must be renewed once a year and expire based on a last-name system. Most vehicle owners will be able to renew their registration through the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles’ online services.

Where to Register

Indiana residents may register their vehicle in-person at one of the many Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) branches. A vehicle can also be registered online through the MyBMV portal, and in which case, documents ship out in twenty-one (21) business days.

All vehicles purchased over sixty (60) days are not applicable for online services.

Required Documents