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Washington Vehicle or Vessel Bill of Sale – Form TD-420-065

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The Washington Vehicle/Vessel Bill of Sale is a document that is designed by the state of Washington to serve as proof of purchase and to gather appropriate needed information pertaining to the Vehicle or Vessel being sold and purchased. As well, it will provide information with regard to the buyer and seller.  This document does not require notarization unless otherwise decided between the parties or for any reason the state may require it.

Register a Vehicle or Vessel in Washington

If you have purchased a vehicle and would like to operate it on Washington roadways, you must have the vehicle registered within 15 days. If you are new to the state, you may take up to 90 days as long as the vehicle is legally registered in the state from which you’ve moved.

Where to Register – Gather your documentation and find a Local DOL Office near you

Needed to Register – Gather the following:

Documentation needed for a vehicle:

  • A title signed over to you.
  • A bill of sale.
  • An Odometer Statement (if applicable).
  • An emissions certificate.
  • Vehicle Certificate of Ownership (Title) Application (Form 420-001).
  • If you have a lien on your vehicle and are unable to produce a title, the lienholder must send you a front and back copy of the title.
  • Be prepared to pay the fees for titling and registration which does occur on the same visit in Washington.

Documentation needed to register a vessel/boat – If you’ve purchased a vessel/boat from a dealer, they will submit your paperwork for you, otherwise, gather the following documentation:

  • You will need a completed Vessel Title Application (Form TD-420-289).
  • A bill of sale.
  • If you’re a new resident or have purchased a boat from outside of the state, you will require your title and out of state registration. If you are unable to produce these documents, contact your local DOL Office for further instruction.
  • Provide a receipt as proof that you have paid taxes on the vessel.
  • Be prepared to pay your title and registration fees.

How to Write

Step 1 – Vehicle or Vessel Information – Begin by checking one of the boxes indicating whether it’s a vehicle or vessel being sold and purchased. Then enter the following information:

  • Year
  • Make
  • Model
  • License plate/Registration number
  • Vehicle/Hull identification number (VIN/HIN)
  • Date of sale in mm/dd/yyyy format
  • Sale price

Step 2 – Seller Information – The seller must complete all fields as follows:

  • Seller(s) names
  • Seller(s) Physical address
  • City
  • State
  • Zip code

Step 3 – Buyer Information – The buyer must complete the fields in this section as follows:

  • Buyer(s) names
  • Buyer(s) physical address
  • City
  • State
  • Zip code
  • Relationship – Are you an immediate family member of the seller? (Check Yes or No)

Step 4 – Signatures – Enter Seller and Buyer signatures as requested:

Buyer(s) Signatures –

  • First buyer’s signature
  • Second buyer’s signature

Seller(s) Signatures

  • First seller’s signature
  • Second seller’s signature

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