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Maine Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale Form

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Maine Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale Form

Updated September 14, 2023

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) to register the vehicle under their name and legally drive on public roads.

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

Other Versions (1)

City of Portland, Maine – 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.

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

Where to Register

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

Required Documents


  1. Receipt of Excise Tax Payment
  2. Registration Fees
  3. Minimum Requirements