New Jersey Vehicle Bill of Sale Form

A New Jersey vehicle bill of sale is a document required for the private sale of a vehicle and its registration with the new owner. The bill of sale for a motor vehicle usually includes all personal details of the buyer and seller and the information about the motor vehicle being transferred, such as a make, model, year of manufacture, and vehicle identification number (VIN).

As a rule, the buyer and seller should sign the bill of sale document to verify the validity of the private deal’s details. Note that a motor vehicle bill of sale cannot be a substitute for the title of ownership.

New Jersey bill of sale forms – read more about bills of sale that can be used for different property types in New Jersey.


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Document Details

Document Name New Jersey Vehicle Bill of Sale Form
Other Names New Jersey Car Bill of Sale, New Jersey Automobile Bill of Sale
DMV New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission
Vehicle Registration Fee $35.50-84
Bill of Sale Required? No
Avg. Time to Fill Out 7 minutes
# of Fillable Fields 59

How to Write a NJ Vehicle Bill of Sale

The guidelines below are related to our customizable bill of sale form. If your local authorities provide an official bill of sale, you can use their templates. Check the following steps to complete your document in minutes.

Step 1: Specify the document’s date

In the first section, you have to indicate the date when the document is signed.
Part for indicating creation date of motor vehicle bill of sale for New Jersey

Step 2: Provide the parties’ details 

The next step is to provide the specifics of each party, including the following:

  • Full name
  • Street address
  • City
  • State
  • Zip code
  • Phone number
  • Email address
    Part for typing in purchaser's and seller's specifics of New Jersey bill of sale form for vehicle

Step 3: Enter the vehicle description

Next, you will have to enter the descriptive particulars of the vehicle being sold. These particulars include:

  • Manufacturer
  • Vehicle’s model
  • Body style
  • Model year (MY)
  • Odometer measurement
  • Color
  • VIN
    Automobile particulars section of a New Jersey car bill of sale template

Step 4: Specify the transaction method and price

This part also requires providing the date of the purchase and the full amount approved by both sides of the transfer. As soon as that is handled, you need to specify the way of transaction:

  1. The entire amount straight away. The buyer gets the vehicle transported to them and pays off the whole sum within the same day.
  2. Trade-in. Using this option, the property owner agrees to trade their car for the buyer’s motor vehicle with an extra payment from the purchaser. The buyer’s motor vehicle details must also be in the bill of sale.
  3. Installment payments. With this method, you need to enter the dates when the purchaser must provide the first and the final payments, as well as their amounts.

After that, you will need to choose one transaction method:

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Cashier’s cheque
  • Money order

Lastly, check if the purchase amount contains all applicable taxes.
Part for specifying information about payment method and amount of a vehicle bill of sale for New Jersey

Step 5: Read the miscellaneous provisions

The “as-is” provision states that the seller gives no warranties and is not liable for maintenance after the transaction.
Section of miscellaneous provisions of a vehicle bill of sale document for New Jersey

Step 6: Sign the document

The buyer’s signature is generally not required. Yet, you’re more protected from legal problems if both parties sign the form. To be safe, the parties could choose a person who will witness the deal and sign the bill of sale.
Signature section of New Jersey bill of sale for automobile

Step 7: Notarize the bill of sale

With this, you will have more legal protection. However, this step is usually optional.

The original document copy must be given to the buyer since they’ll require it to get a title to their newly bought car. As a seller, you can either get a copy and store it or have a pair of identical documents signed and filled out by both parties.
Part for notary acknowledgement of a New Jersey vehicle bill of sale form

Form BA-49
Form BA-8
Form OS/SS-7

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Registration Application (Form BA-49) is used to apply for the first-time vehicle registration or registration renewal.

Form BA-49

Form OS/SS-UTA, also known as Universal Title Application, is designed to apply for a New Jersey Title.


Company owners use Form BA-8, an application for an entity identification number (EIN), to register commercial vehicles.

Form BA-8

Application for Certificate of Ownership (Form OS/SS-7) is used to certify the ownership of the vehicle from another state.

Form OS/SS-7
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Registering a Vehicle in New Jersey

There is no requirement to complete a vehicle bill of sale in private deals with motor vehicles. The only mandatory requirement is the transfer of ownership title and the signature on the reverse side of the title about the change of ownership. The bill of sale form is required when the Certificate of Ownership is absent (when the purchase is made in states not requiring the title).

Upon completing the private deal, the seller must remove their plates from the motor vehicle and submit them to a local Motor Vehicle Commission office (in case they don’t transfer the plates to another vehicle). The seller should also sign the title of ownership document and provide it to the new owner together with a completed bill of sale template–both serving as proof of the new owner’s right to the motor vehicle.

The new owner’s registration of a motor vehicle cannot be done by mail. The buyer is required to visit a local motor vehicle agency of the New Jersey DMV to present the following documents:

  • The title of ownership signed by the buyer and seller (on its reverse side)
  • An Odometer Disclosure Statement (form OS/SS-2 in New Jersey) signed by the seller
  • The original driver’s license or Entity Identification Number (EIN), formerly known as Corpocode
  • A complete Vehicle Registration Application (form BA-49)
  • Receipts of all taxes and fees paid to the state
  • An active insurance card issued by a New Jersey provider
  • ID and proof of residence
  • A completed and signed bill of sale

The registration process should be completed within ten days after the actual sale date. Otherwise, the new owner will have to pay a $25 fine for the delay in registration.

In case a person different from the purchaser signs the documents for the deal, the registration of a motor vehicle with the new owner is possible only by providing the Power of Attorney (POA) document.

Fees and taxes for the sale of a motor vehicle and its registration with the new owner include the titling fee (fixed at $60 for standard cases, $85 for financed vehicles with one lien, and $110 for financed motor vehicles with two liens), the registration fee (calculated depending on the vehicle’s category), and the sales tax fee calculated based on the vehicle’s estimated value.

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Published: Jun 7, 2022