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New Jersey Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale Form

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The New Jersey Vehicle Bill of Sale is a legal document that is utilized to prove the legal sale, purchase and change of ownership of a motor vehicle. This form will provide needed information regarding the seller, the buyer as well as the identifying information required to register a vehicle in the state of New Jersey. This document will require notarization.

Odometer Disclosure Statement (Form OS/SS-2) – Required when a vehicle is purchased in the State of New Jersey. Should be signed by the seller.

Register a Vehicle in New Jersey

In the state of New New Jersey, whether you are new the state or a current resident you must have your vehicle registered in New Jersey to operate on NJ roadways. Therefore if you plan to operate your vehicle, you must register it immediately.

Where to Register – To register your vehicle you must gather all of the required documentation and appear in person at any State of New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Office closest to where you reside

Needed to Register – The following documents will be necessary to register a vehicle in New Jersey:

  • The vehicle title
  • A bill of sale
  • Proof of auto insurance
  • An Odometer Reading statement
  • Proof of identification/driver’s license
  • Receipt to prove payment of sales tax if you’ve just purchased the vehicle
  • If you’re new to the state you will require a safety and emissions inspection
  • Be prepared to pay any registration fees

How to Write

Step 1 – Seller and Buyer Information – Each party must provide the following information:

  • 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 Information – Enter the following vehicle information:

  • Make
  • Type/Model
  • Year
  • VIN
  • Color
  • Odometer (in miles)

Step 3 – Trade/Purchase Price – Select any applicable boxes pertaining to this transaction:

  • When checking the first box, it is indicated that the seller will only choose monetary payment – Enter the dollar amount in words
  • Enter the dollar amount in numbers
  • Provide a date in which both parties agree payment should be made, in mm/dd/yyyy format
  • Enter the agreed date in which the document will be known as, in mm/dd/yyyy format
  • Should the parties agree on a later date in which payment will be made, enter the date, mm/dd/yyyy format
  • Other – If the parties form a new agreement, describe the terms
  • Select the box if the vehicle is intended to be provided as a gift
  • If this box is selected, the parties have agreed upon an even-trade, provide the terms of the trade

Step 4 – Seller’s Disclosure – The seller must review the statements and disclose any known defects in the motor vehicle

  • Once the defects (if any) have been disclosed by the seller, and the seller is in agreement with all of the statements, the seller may then proceed to enter their signature in the “seller’s signature” line

Step 5 – Signatures – Should all parties be present before the notary public, each party may then provide the following:

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

Step 6 – Notarization – Once all signatories have been identified and the notary has witnessed all signatures, he or she shall then proceed to complete the remainder of the document and affix their state notary seal

  • Make copies of the completed document
  • Provide the original copy to the buyer

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