Missouri Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale | Form 1957

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A Missouri motor vehicle bill of sale is a legal document used in the sale and purchase of a motor vehicle. It provides information about the buyer, the seller, and the vehicle. This form is proof of a change of ownership and an “Even-Trade” and is required to register a vehicle in the state of Missouri. Notarization is only required if the vehicle has been rebuilt, or if the Department of Revenue has specifically requested it for the particular sale.

Odometer Disclosure Statement (Form 1545): The owner must attach this form if the vehicle is less than ten (10) years old or under sixteen-thousand (16,000) pounds.

Signing Requirements: One buyer and one seller are required to sign.

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Registering a Vehicle:

When someone purchases a vehicle, they have thirty (30) days from the date of purchase to register it with the state of Missouri. A vehicle owner can renew their registration every year, or every two years, depending on their preference. They can do this online with the Missouri Department of Revenue, by mail, or in-person at any Missouri license office.

Where to Register

Vehicle owners can register their vehicles at any Missouri license office.

Required Documents