Maine bill of sale is a form to document essential details of the transaction between individuals regarding the transfer of particular property. Using bills of sale in transactions involving cars, animals, furniture, livestock, ATVs, trailers, and motorcycles is common.
Any property that has a specific value may change owners with the use of a bill of sale. The document should contain information about the parties, the item sold, its condition, price, and the parties’ signatures to be valid. Some Maine bill of sale forms also require notarization (it mainly concerns the official forms provided by the state).
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|Document Name||Maine Vehicle Bill of Sale Form|
|Other Names||Maine Car Bill of Sale, Maine Automobile Bill of Sale|
|DMV||Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles|
|Vehicle Registration Fee||$35 (varies depending on license plate)|
|Bill of Sale Required?||Yes|
|Avg. Time to Fill Out||7 minutes|
|# of Fillable Fields||21|
Maine bill of sale forms serve various life situations. You will find the most common templates and the one that fits your particular needs on this webpage. It’s also possible to complete the official vehicle bill of sale template provided by the state department of motor vehicles. Both the seller and buyer must sign the document.
Maine bill of sale for a motor vehicle is meant to complete a vehicle transfer between two parties. The Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) also provides the official form. A motor vehicle bill of sale is needed to register vehicles immediately after the purchase. There are 30 days to register out-of-state vehicles with the BMV. Vehicle registration should be renewed every year.
|Alternative Name||Car Bill of Sale|
Maine boat bill sale form helps prove the change of ownership and might be required by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife during the boat registration. Boat registration in Maine occurs at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW). The registration is valid for one calendar year.
|Alternative Name||Vessel Bill of Sale|
Maine firearm bill of sale acts as valuable evidence of gun transfer between a dealer and an individual or between two individuals. A firearm in Maine can be sold privately by all individuals who have the legal right to own one. Some categories of people are prohibited from buying guns in Maine. There is no requirement to register firearms in the state. When it comes to concealed carry, anyone legally owning a gun can do it without a specific permit.
|Alternative Name||Gun Bill of Sale|
You can use a Maine general bill of sale form that can be applied to selling and purchasing all types of personal property. Maine residents may use this document to protect themselves during private sales and keep personal records.
|Alternative Name||Generic Bill of Sale|
Vehicle owners usually use motor vehicle bills of sale for registration, title transfer, and other DMV-related operations. If you’re considering buying or selling a motor vehicle in Maine, you can use the official bill of sale form recognized by the Maine state.
Below are step-by-step instructions to help you fill out the Maine bill of sale for motor vehicles within minutes. Remember that you must take this bill of sale and other documents required to register vehicles to the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
Step 1. Indicate the parties involved in the transaction
Type the name of the seller and buyer in print.
Step 2. Type in the selling price
You will need to define the purchase price that the buyer agrees to pay in exchange for the motor vehicle.
Step 3. Provide the vehicle description
In the next section, the seller must describe the vehicle they are about to sell. This information includes:
Step 4. Disclose the vehicle’s mileage
It’s also important to provide the accurate data about the vehicle’s mileage. You’re released from mentioning the odometer reading if it’s started at zero again or there’s an odometer discrepancy. In both cases, you need to check one of the boxes.
Step 5. Certify the active lienholders (if any)
The motor vehicle before the purchase should not have any active lien holder.
Step 6. Provide the seller’s information
In this section, it’s required to enter the seller’s address, the date of the signature, and sign the document. If there is more than one seller, it is necessary to provide a signature from both sellers.
Step 7. Provide the buyer’s information
Verify the information in the legal document, including motor vehicle details and odometer mileage, and if everything is correct, sign the document. You also need to type in the buyer’s address and the date of filling out the form. If there is more than one buyer, you need to get signatures from both buyers.
Feel free to get a notary signature, although it’s an optional measure to ensure that no one will put this document under question.
Maine residents are required to register vehicles to operate them legally. Registration requires a few documents, one of which is the motor vehicle’s title. This includes details about the make and model of the vehicle along with the VIN and details about both buyer and seller. Both parties must sign the back of the title and print both their name and current address to register the motor vehicle. In addition to the motor vehicle title, buyers must also present the following documents to their local BMV:
With all the documents prepared, new owners must personally present them at their closest BMV. Vehicle registration fees vary by motor vehicle type, but most passenger vehicles come with a fee of $35. Those with disabilities or specialized military plates (ex., Purple Heart or Prisoner of War) will pay no fees. Specialized or vanity plates are available for purchase at a minimum fee of $25. Other specialized vehicles for commercial use are charged by weight. In addition to registration fees, motor vehicles from 1995 and later came with a $33.00 title application fee. On top of the registration fees, Maine residents should be prepared to pay a 5.5% sales tax on the purchase price of the vehicle unless otherwise paid. This could include out-of-state purchases where owners must show proof of payment of taxes in the state where the purchase was legalized.
After moving to the state, new residents in Maine have 30 days to register and title their cars with the Maine BMV. Every vehicle driver must update their registration when it expires. There are special online services for Maine residents who are temporarily out of the state to renew their licenses online.
Maine Official Bill of Sale Form for Motor Vehicles
Form MVT-32 or Odometer Information is required by the Secretary of State so that the buyer knows about the actual mileage, and the odometer reading of a vehicle can be shown on a certificate of title.
ATV, Boat, and Resident Snowmobile Registration Application
This Application for Permit to Carry Concealed Handgun should be used by Maine residents to get a permit to carry a firearm.
This Application for Permit to Carry Concealed Handgun should be used by non-residents who want to obtain a permit to carry a firearm in Maine.