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Maine Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale Form

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A Maine vehicle bill of sale is provided by Maine.gov and may be used to complete the sale of a vehicle between a buyer and seller. The must include the signature of both parties, an odometer disclosure, and lienholder information.

Odometer Disclosure Statement (Form MVT-32) – Required when registering the vehicle at a DMV office.

Register a Vehicle in Maine

In Maine, all vehicles must be properly registered to operate on the roads and highways in the state. If you’re a new resident to the state and your vehicle is still registered in another state, you will have 30 days to properly register your vehicle in Maine.

Where to Register – Unlike many states, if you purchase your vehicle with a new car dealership or any dealership, the dealer will not complete your registration for you. You will be responsible, no matter where you procure your vehicle, to go in person and register the vehicle on your own. To register your vehicle, you will need to go to your local BMV location, prepared to present all necessary documents for registration of your vehicle.

Needed to Register – In order to register your vehicle, you will be required to appear in person and present the following documents:

  • A receipt showing you’ve paid your excise tax
  • If it is a private purchase you will also need to pay a 5.5% Maine sales tax that would be based on the price you paid for the vehicle
  • If the vehicle you register is brand new, you must provide the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) sticker, or you may submit a copy of the sticker.
  • A bill of sale
  • The yellow and white copy of your registration application
  • Provide the blue title application, for vehicles newer than 1995 only
  • If purchased from a private party, present the title that has been signed over to you by the previous owner of the vehicle
  • Proof of auto insurance
  • Maine state Driver’s license
  • Be prepared to pay a $33.00 titling fee and any additional fees required for registration

How to Write

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(1) Seller. The full name of the Entity who has transferred ownership of the motor vehicle to the Buyer in exchange for payment.

(2) Buyer. The complete name of the Party who has submitted payment for the right to assume ownership of the motor vehicle. 


Purchase Price

(3) Dollar Amount. The exact amount of money that has been paid to the Seller for the motor vehicle.


The Vehicle

(4)  Year. The year the automobile was manufactured can be located on the body of many vehicles as well as its identifying paperwork (i.e. the vehicle’s title).

(5)  Make. The Vehicle Manufacturer’s name must be recorded to properly identify the automobile.  For instance, Ford and Nissan are both manufacturers of vehicles. Typically this information is readily available on the vehicle’s body or title.

(6) Model. Record the product name of the vehicle produced by the Manufacturer and the subject of this purchase. This can also be found on the vehicle’s body and paperwork such as the title or owner’s manual.

(7)  Vehicle Identification Number.  This number acts as a fingerprint for a vehicle and may be found on the driver’s side dashboard (facing the windshield), the pillar of the driver’s side door, and on the title accompanying the vehicle.

(8) Body Type. The style of vehicle is often referred to as its body type and is readily apparent upon viewing the automobile but will also be listed in its accompanying paperwork (i.e. coupe, two-door sedan,  etc.).

(9) Color.


Odometer Disclosure  Statement

(10) Odometer Reading. The number of miles should only be reported as a whole number with no tenths.

(11) Odometer Verification. An assessment of the odometer’s ability to function must be declared with a formal definition of its accuracy. Any difference between the number of miles driven by the time of purchase and the current reading on the odometer at that time would be considered a discrepancy. 


Lien Holder Information

(12) Loan Disclosure. Verify that no other Party holds a lien on this vehicle by selecting the appropriate checkbox. If left unmarked, it will be assumed a Third Party has a vested interest in this vehicle and will be owed money.


Seller Signature

(13) Seller(s) Signature. Every Seller involved with this transaction (i.e. Vehicle Owner, Sales Person, etc.) must sign his or her name. Two distinct signature lines are available. The Seller should only sign this document when it is completed and the sale has been finalized.

(14) Seller’s Address.

(15) Signature Date. 


Buyer Signature

(16) Buyer(s) Signature. Two separate signature lines are provided in case more than one Buyer is purchasing this vehicle. The Buyer should keep in mind that his step should only be taken upon the completion of the above information.

(17) Buyer’s Address.

(18) Signature Date.