Actually everyone should check with their state's DMV. Recently Virginia and other have started requiring a Bill of Sale form in addition to the title. Your home state of Oregon does not require it, but they do have a nice fill out and print PDF file form though: http://www.odot.state.or.us/forms/dmv/501fill.pdf
In addition to the signature and VIN, the date and mileage is very important. In Virginia, they also require the price to be stated in a "SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION FOR PROCUREMENT OF TITLE": http://www.dmv.state.va.us/webdoc/pdf/sut1.pdf
Yeah in Oregon the DMV is so bad my father in law took in a title to get tranfered and the prior owner forgot to sign it and when they pointed it out he said ok and walk out to the car signed the title himself (with the prior owners name of course) and all they said at the desk was that was sure fast and did the transfer right then.
It's a good idea to include in the *NOTARIZED* bill of sale a limited specific power of attorney, in the event of MVD asking for some further info etc. from the owner the poa gives the buyer the ability to sign as the seller as well as themselves.
Georgia is so fawked up. You can literally walk into the tag office with a handwritten BOS on a piece of notebook paper, not even notorized, and it's all good. Does anyone else see why I think they are stupid as hell for not requiring a title on vehicles 1985 or older?? :shaking:
I can photocopy the one I got with the truck I just bought tonight, from a registered dealer- has the legal stuff on it too- just recreate it in Word or something.. It'll be later tomorrow and I cant gaurantee it will be legal in your state.
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