A Louisiana vehicle bill of sale is a legal document acting as a sales receipt proving the legal sale and purchase between parties.
The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles provides drivers with the official bill of sale template they may use during the transaction. The bill of sale template must be signed and witnessed by a notary public for compliance. It’s necessary to know that all bill of sale forms notarized after August 1, 2012, must include a photo of the owner’s driver’s license, both valid and current.
Louisiana bill of sale forms – find out more about bills of sale used for other property types in Louisiana.
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|Document Name||Louisiana Vehicle Bill of Sale Form|
|Other Names||Louisiana Car Bill of Sale, Louisiana Automobile Bill of Sale|
|DMV||Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles|
|Vehicle Registration Fee||At least $20|
|Bill of Sale Required?||No|
|Avg. Time to Fill Out||7 minutes|
|# of Fillable Fields||15|
Louisiana DMV’s division offers an official bill of sale to use for any type of transaction of a movable vehicle between private parties. This document must be signed in the notary public’s presence at the county courthouse. Here are simple instructions to help you complete the form with no errors.
Step 1. Complete the notary public section
The official representative of the county fills the bill of sale in Louisiana. First, it is required to indicate the parish of Louisiana where the vehicle is purchased.
Step 2. Introduce the seller
Provide the full legal name of the owner that sells the vehicle.
Step 3. Name the buyer
Indicate the person who purchases the vehicle by writing their gull name.
Step 4. Describe the vehicle
Clarify the details regarding the movable property that is transferred. The document must contain the following details:
Step 5. Specify the price and date
Indicate the sale price of the vehicle and the date transaction has happened.
Step 6. Indicate the date of signatures
Highlight the date when the document is completed and signed.
Step 7. Sign the document
The bill of sale must have the signatures of both parties, the seller and the buyer, to be valid.
Step 8. Notarize the docuemnt
The bill of sale must be signed by the official notary representative of the county.
The official bill of sale form in the State of Louisiana.
If you lose the original certification of title, you will need to use a Vehicle Application form (Form DPSMV 1799).
Form DPSMV 1606 (also known as Odometer Disclosure Statement) is one of the necessary documents for transferring the ownership of vehicle. It has to be attached to the bill of sale.
Form DPSMV 1697 is the Notice of Vehicle Transfer that is used by the owners when selling, donating, or trading a car.
Registrations require presence at the closest Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) and presentation of required documents. These include:
At the time of registration, new owners should be prepared to pay between 4% and 9.5% of taxes on the value of the motor vehicle. Registration and title fees vary by county but do not exceed $8. Depending on the county of the new owner, they may be subject to additional taxes as per local requirements. Both active military and those who paid out of state taxes are exempt from motor vehicle taxes. Military members must show proof of taxes paid at the time of purchase and a copy of either military ID or military orders to qualify.
Specific requirements vary by county, some of which require an additional smog inspection. The vehicle must comply with the safety and emissions regulations put forth by the state of Louisiana. In the state of Louisiana, license plates are not transferable. Therefore, a set of standard license plates is included with registration unless otherwise specified. Specialty plates come with a minimum $25 fee added to all registration costs.