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Mississippi Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale Form

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The Mississippi Vehicle Bill of Sale is a document that will prove the legal sale and purchase of a motor vehicle as well as change of ownership. The form will provide information with regard to the seller, buyer and the vehicle being sold. This document is often needed for vehicle registration. It will require notarization.

Odometer Disclosure Statement (Form 78-015-10-1-1-000) – Required for the sale and registration of a vehicle in Mississippi.

Register a Vehicle in Mississippi

If you are a new resident in the state of Mississippi you are allowed 30 days in which to get your vehicle registered, failure to do so could result in a fine of 250.00.  you’ve purchased a vehicle from a dealership in the state, it’s likely they will submit your registration and titling work for you. Be certain to ask before you leave the dealership if this is the case inasmuch as if it’s not the case, you will be responsible to do it on your own. If you’re a resident of the state, when purchasing from a private party, you will have 7 days to register your vehicle. You must gather your documents and get your vehicle registered on your own. Any vehicle being operated on Mississippi roadways must be registered to operate legally.

Where to Register – One must appear in person at their local County Tax Collector’s Office

Needed to Register – In order to register your vehicle, you must gather the following documentation and appear in person at your local County Tax Collector’s Office:

  • A vehicle title that has been signed over to you from the previous owner
  • A bill of sale
  • Photo ID – State issued ID or Driver’s license
  • The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
  • An accurate Odometer Reading (in miles)
  • Proof of auto insurance
  • Be prepared to make all required payments in order to achieve vehicle registration

How to Write

Step 1 – Seller and Buyer Information – The parties must enter the following:

  • The Seller –
  • Name
  • Driver’s License Number
  • Physical Address
  • City
  • State
  • AND
  • The Buyer –
  • Name
  • Driver’s License Number
  • Physical Address
  • City
  • State

Step 2 – Vehicle Details – Enter the requested information regarding the vehicle:

  • Make
  • Type/Model
  • Year
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
  • Color
  • Odometer Reading (in miles)

Step 3 – Trade/Purchase Price – Check the boxes that apply to this vehicle transaction – enter other information if requested:

  • Selection of the first box will indicate that the seller will be accepting only monetary payment for the vehicle – Enter the dollar amount in words
  • Enter the dollar amount in numbers
  • Specify a date when the parties have agreed that payment will be made mm/dd/yyyy format
  • Provide a specified date when the date in which the document will be known as in mm/dd/yyyy format
  • If the parties have agreed that payment will be made at a later date, enter that date mm/dd/yyyy format
  • Other – If different negotiations have been agreed upon by the parties, provide a description of the agreement
  • Checking this box will indicate that the vehicle will be provided as a gift
  • The last box in this section will address a trade for the vehicle. Describe the conditions of the trade

Step 4 – Seller’s Disclosure – The seller must review the statements as stated. Should the vehicle have knowledge of any vehicular defects, they must be disclosed in this section.

  • After review of the statements and disclosure of defects (if any) should the seller be before a notary, they must provide their signature in the “Seller’s Signature” line.

Step 5 – Signatures – If all signatories are present before a notary, all parties must then enter the following:

  • The Seller –
  • Signature
  • Printed Name
  • AND
  • The Buyer –
  • Signature
  • Printed Name
  • AND
  • The Witness – 
  • Signature
  • Printed Name

Step 6 – Notarization – When the notary has witnessed all signatures and identified the parties, the notary must then complete the required information and affix the state seal to the document

  • Make copies of the completed document for the signatories record keeping
  • Give the original copy to the buyer

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