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New York Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale | Form MV-912

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New York Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale | Form MV-912

Updated September 13, 2023

A New York motor vehicle bill of sale is a legal document that provides proof that a motor vehicle has been legally sold and acquired in the State of New York. The form also serves as evidence of the vehicle’s change of ownership. It documents information about the buyer, seller, and vehicle that are necessary for registration and titling. It does also require notarization.

Signing Requirements – Both the buyer and seller must sign.

Odometer Disclosure Statement (Form MV-103)– This form must be attached to the bill of sale of the vehicle is under ten (10) years old or sixteen-thousand (16,000) pounds.

Table of Contents

Registering a Vehicle

A vehicle owner has to register their vehicle within 180 days of the effective date of their insurance policy and is required to renew the registration annually.[1] Registration renewal is available online, by mail, or in person at any DMV office.

Where to Register

Some counties are able to apply online. If the vehicle will reside in a county without online registration, it is best to check with the specific county’s DMV office for its procedures.

Required Documents


  1. New York DMV: How to Register a Vehicle
  2. New York DMV: Proof requirements for New York State vehicle registrations or title certificates
  3. New York DMV: New York State Insurance Requirements