Maine Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale Form

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Updated May 31, 2022

A Maine motor vehicle bill of sale formally completes a vehicle’s purchase and sale transaction between a buyer and seller. Whether a vehicle was purchased from a private party or a dealership, new owners in the State of Maine must present a bill of sale to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) in order to register the vehicle under their name and legally drive on public roads.

Odometer Disclosure Statement (Form MVT-32) – Required upon registering the vehicle at a municipal town office or BMV location.

Signing Requirements – Buyer, seller, and lienholder (if any) must sign.

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City of Portland Version

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Registering a Vehicle

New owners must register their vehicles immediately upon purchase with the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV). If transferring a vehicle from another state, the new resident must register the vehicle with the BMV within thirty (30) days after establishing residency. Registrations expire once a year, typically on the month in which the vehicle was first registered. Renewals can be processed online through the Rapid Renewal Service.

Where to Register

Vehicles may be registered at participating local municipal offices or at a Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) location.

Required Documents