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Missouri Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale | Form 1957

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Missouri Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale | Form 1957

Updated September 12, 2023

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, the vehicle, and the terms of the sale (purchase price).

The buyer will be required to keep a copy if they intend to register the vehicle.

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

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Registering a Vehicle

When someone purchases a vehicle, they have 30 days from the date of purchase to register it with the state of Missouri.[1] A vehicle owner can renew their registration every year or every two years, depending on their preference.[2] They can do this online, 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


  1. Missouri Department of Revenue: Motor Vehicle Titling and Registration
  2. Missouri Department of Revenue: Renewing Missouri License Plates
  3. Missouri Department of Revenue: Insurance Information