An Arizona motor vehicle bill of sale is a legal document verifying a vehicle-related sale or purchase deal. When selling a motor vehicle, most sellers and buyers in the USA complete a bill of sale. This form possesses legal force as proof of the transfer of vehicle ownership from one person or entity to another in a private sale. In some states, a bill of sale form is a mandatory document for the vehicle’s registration by the new owner.
In Arizona, there is an official bill of sale form, known as Form 48-2004, that can be filled out during the transaction. If you are not sure how to complete this document, you will find all the necessary guidelines below.
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|Document Name||Arizona Vehicle Bill of Sale Form|
|Other Names||Arizona Car Bill of Sale, Arizona Automobile Bill of Sale|
|DMV||Arizona Department of Transportation|
|Vehicle Registration Fee||$8|
|Bill of Sale Required?||No|
|Avg. Time to Fill Out||7 minutes|
|# of Fillable Fields||26|
If you’re to sell or purchase a vehicle in Arizona, you can use an official form provided by the state DMV. In Arizona, a bill of sale form is usually required when a person registers a car or goes through a title change process. A purchaser has to have an original bill of sale. It is advisable to prepare a duplicated form to sign during the deal so that both parties will have an original document.
Here is a simple guide to help you correctly fill out Form 48-2004.
Step 1: Enter the vehicle information
In the first part, write down valid information about the vehicle being sold:
Step 2: Define the sale amount
Specify the sale date and the payment amount issued for the vehicle. In the official form of the Arizona bill of sale, you must provide the total amount the seller receives upon a purchase.
Step 3: Specify the buyer’s details
In the next section, you need to enter the information regarding the buyer:
Step 4: Specify the sellers’s details
Similarly to the previous step, you need to write down contact details about the seller:
Verify if all the information is accurate and correct. Only after that, the seller can sign the document. The signature from a purchaser is not mandatory.
Step 5: Ensure you have a notary or MVD agent signature
Arizona’s official bill of sale form must be signed in the presence of a legal representative. They type in the date, county, and state where the document is conducted. There is also a commission expiration date at the end of the document.
Form 48-2004 is the official bill of sale document provided by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and used to buy and sell different types of vehicles.
Form 96-0236 or Title and Registration Application is an official form designed for vehicle owners to apply for a title or register the newly purchased vehicle.
Form 48-1001 is a motor vehicle power of attorney provided by the ADOT and used to appoint another person to act on your behalf regarding vehicle matters, for example, to sign title-related paperwork.
Form 46-8502 or Sold Notice is completed by a seller to notify the ADOT about the vehicle’s sale.
Keep in mind that you need to register the newly acquired motor vehicle within 15 days after its purchase at the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). The vehicle’s seller has to conduct the following activities:
Those who conduct any transfer of motor vehicle ownership should notify the local MVD by issuing a public “sold” notice. This is done to prevent any criminal activities such as vehicle theft, avoidance of ticketing, abandoning of a car (which is subject to a $500 penalty in Arizona), and concealing an accident.
Once the sale is complete, the seller should keep in mind that the registration document for that vehicle automatically becomes invalid. Thus, they need to visit the local MVD or contact an authorized motor vehicle registration provider for legalizing the transfer of title and the vehicle’s registration with the new owner. Documents needed for the registration of purchase in the state of Arizona include:
Motor vehicle buyers should keep in mind that vehicle registration can’t be performed online or by mail in Arizona. They will have to appear in the local MVD office personally to present the documents mentioned above and sign the official registration form.
If the vehicle is sold in another state and needs to be transported by road, the buyer should request a Restricted Use Three-Day Permit from the ADOT (if it’s a private sale) or a temporary registration plate (for vehicles bought from official dealers). With these temporary features, the new owner can transit the vehicle to the place of permanent use, registering it there in line with local procedures.