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Wisconsin Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale

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The Wisconsin Vehicle Bill of Sale is a legal document that has been designed by the state of Wisconsin to ensure that all state-required information is provided to prove that a motor vehicle has been legally sold and purchased. This form will provide identifiable information regarding the vehicle as well as seller and buyer information and signatures. There is no notarization required for this document and will not be used as part of the registration process. This document is for the seller and buyer records and should be retained.

Register a Vehicle in Wisconsin

In the state of Wisconsin, your vehicle must be registered to operate legally on the state’s roadways. You may acquire a temporary tag to use until your registration and titling process has been completed.

Where to Register – After gathering the required documentation, you may register in person at any one of the WI DOT Office Locations – you may also register by mail, by locating your local office and mailing in your documents and fees

Needed to Register – You must gather the following documentation for registration

  • You will require a completed Title/License Plate Application (Form MV1)
  • A bill of sale
  • Driver’s license or any other photo ID
  • You must provide a receipt for proof of sales tax paid to your prior state (if applicable)
  • Be prepared to provide payment for registration, title fees, along with any applicable municipal or county wheel tax. You will not be re-charged when you apply for a WI title
  • Proof of auto insurance
  • There is a fee schedule located on the Title/License Plate Application (Form MV1) to assist you in proper calculation of fees.

How to Write

Step 1 – Instructions – Read the information at the top of the page.  Check the boxes as you complete the information. Do not check boxes before the task has been completed to avoid skipping steps or making mistakes.

Step 2 – Vehicle Information – Seller must enter the following information into the required fields:

  • Vehicle Year
  • Make
  • Model
  • Body Type
  • Purchase Price
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

Step 3 – Seller and Buyer Information: Provide the following

The Seller – 

  • Sale Date (m/d/yyyy)
  • Seller Name – Print
  • Seller Name – If Joint Ownership
  • Seller Driver License number – Proof of Identity
  • Street Address
  • City
  • State
  • Zip Code
  • Seller’s Signature
  • Date of signature
  • Co-Seller’s Signature (if any)
  • Date of signature

The Buyer – 

  • Vehicle Delivery Date (m/d/yyyy)
  • Buyer Name – Print
  • Buyer Name – If Joint Ownership
  • Buyer Driver License # – Proof of Identity
  • Street Address
  • City
  • State
  • Zip Code
  • Buyer’s Signature
  • Date of signature
  • Co-Buyer’s signature
  • Date of signature