Free Tennessee Bill of Sale

Sample Tennessee Bill of Sale

Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale

IN CONSIDERATION of ______________________ of ________________________ (the 'Purchaser') providing $_____________USD, which includes all sales taxes (the 'Purchase Price'), the receipt and sufficiency of which consideration is hereby acknowledged to ______________________ of ________________________ (the 'Seller'), the Seller SELLS AND DELIVERS the Motor Vehicle to the Purchaser.

PURCHASE PRICE: The Purchaser will pay the Purchase Price to the Seller by Bank Draft.

MOTOR VEHICLE: The Seller will sell and deliver to the Purchaser the following motor vehicle (the Motor Vehicle):

  • Make: ________________________
  • Model: ________________________
  • Year: ________________________
  • Body Type: ________________________
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN): ________________________
  • Odometer Reading: ________________________ miles

WARRANTIES: The Seller warrants that the Motor Vehicle is free of any liens and encumbrances except the Security Interest and that the Seller is the legal owner of the Motor Vehicle. The Seller also warrants that the Seller has the full right and authority to sell and deliver the Motor Vehicle and that the Seller will defend the title of the Motor Vehicle against any and all claims and demands except the Security Interest.

'AS IS' CONDITION: The Purchaser acknowledges that the Motor Vehicle is sold 'as is'. The Seller expressly disclaims any implied warranty as to fitness for a particular purpose and any implied warranty as to merchantability. The Seller expressly disclaims any expressed or other implied warranties.

WORKING ORDER: Any warranty as to the condition or working order of the Motor Vehicle is expressly disclaimed by the Seller.

MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY: Any disclaimer of warranties by the Seller in this Bill of Sale will not in any way affect the terms of any applicable warranties from the manufacturer of the Motor Vehicle.

LIABILITIES: The Seller does not assume, nor does the Seller authorize any other person on the behalf of the Seller to assume, any liability in connection with the sale or delivery of the Motor Vehicle.

INSPECTION: The Purchaser accepts the Motor Vehicle in its existing condition given that the Purchaser has either inspected the Motor Vehicle or was given the opportunity to inspect the Motor Vehicle but chose to not inspect it.

GOVERNING LAW: This Bill of Sale will be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of the State of Tennessee.

SIGNED, SEALED, AND DELIVERED this ____________________, _______ in the presence of:




Federal and State Law requires that the Seller state the Mileage upon transfer of ownership. Failure to complete or providing an inaccurate or untruthful statement may result in fines and/or imprisonment.

Odometer Disclosure Statement

I , ______________________ of ________________________ (the 'Seller'), STATE AND DECLARE that the odometer of the following vehicle (the 'Motor Vehicle') reads as follows:

  • Make: ________________________
  • Model: ________________________
  • Year: ________________________
  • Current Odometer Reading: ________________________ miles

  • Body Type: ________________________
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN): ________________________

We CERTIFY that to the best of our knowledge the odometer reading as stated above is actual mileage in excess of odometer’s mechanical limits.

this ____________________, _______ in the presence of:


Seller: ______________________
Address: ________________________


Receipt of original copy
is hereby acknowledged by


Purchaser: ______________________
Address: ________________________


How Does a Tennessee Bill of Sale Fit in an Imperfect World?

In a perfect world, you would not require documentation to prove a sale or purchase or even the transfer of ownership. Maybe, we'd have state-of-the-art technology that prevents the need for signing papers and keeping copies, and maybe, no one would sell a used item and complaint about it. But, no, we do not live in a perfect world, and we don't trust each other. For that reason alone, we have to document every little thing we do, and we have to sign papers as proof of trade and financial transactions.

Fortunately for us, there are documents we and the laws trust to recognize transaction to be valid. This document is what we call the bill of sale.

A bill of sale (BOS) represents the bridge to a world of safe and almost perfect transactions. Using this document, anyone in the state of Tennessee can sell their used property without expecting liabilities after the sale.

A BOS is a document that recognizes a sale in exchange for money or a trade, as well as the subsequent transfer of ownership from the seller to the buyer. It serves as the proof of purchase to the buyer and the proof of sale to the seller. It is legally binding, and it recognizes a seller and a buyer as the parties to the transaction. Either party could use the document as evidence in court should a dispute arise.

The BOS is also important around the tax season since the seller uses it to file their sales tax.

With all that this document can do, how do you get it? Well, all you need to do is to download a free Tennessee bill of sale form online then enter the relevant details in the fields in the form. You will also learn that you have to download different types of forms to process sales of different kinds of personal property.

The BOS types range from the ones used by the DMV to record sale of motor vehicles to the ones for boats, motorcycles, aircraft, horses, dogs, businesses, and household items including furniture and lawnmowers

Business BOS in Tennessee

The first step to take when planning to transfer the ownership of your business to another party is to gather all your documents and ensure they are in order. This is an important step to take even if you don't have a narrowed down list of the interested buyers.

These documents range from the revenue and tax records for at least 3 years, a comprehensive record of the business's assets, financial statements, nondisclosure forms, distributor and client contracts and insurance forms to the list of your employees and payroll details, manual for operating the business, and pictures of the business. Once you have these documents in order, get the BOS form.

After downloading a free bill of sale form in Tennessee to process the sale of your business, you will have to indicate the date that you have created the document and the details of the transaction. The details of the transaction will include the purchase consideration, the date of the sale, and the addresses/names of the buyer and the seller.

The other notable information for the BOS is the business information: the state it was incorporated, the address of the headquarters, and the assets/ shares/ and personal property. You'll have to indicate the date the money is transferred, dated signatures of the buyer and seller, as well as dated signatures of the witnesses.

The last detail is the certificate that acknowledges the transaction from the notary public.

By signing and having the acknowledgment of the transaction by the notary public, it means that the seller(s) and the buyer(S) agree to the terms of the sale and that the seller doesn't have any interests in the business anymore unless stated otherwise in terms of the sale.

The General BOS

In Tennessee, the general BOS represents the document which proves that a seller has transferred their ownership rights for a household item - jewelry, a jet ski, a snowmobile, a television or even a laptop (among others) - to the buyer and that the buyer agrees to buy the item at the agreed price even if it has defects. Signing this document prevents legal cases and disputes between the parties.

To identify the item on sale, you have to highlight its make, model, serial/ registration number, the year, and even the color, size or shape. Signing a seller's disclosure helps layout the defects of the item on sale, and the buyer cannot sue the buyer once they sign it.

This BOS also requires information of the seller and the buyer: names and mailing addresses.

The date of the BOS's creation, date of the sale, and the date the document is finalized should be indicated in the BOS.

It doesn't have to be presented to the notary public.

BOS for Boats

Once downloaded, enter the date you created the document then enter your name and address, as well as the buyer's. Indicate the purchase price, the terms of sale, type of transaction, date of the payment and enter the details of the boat.

Descriptors for the boat include the year it was manufactured, the manufacturer, the make, model, main color, Hull ID, length, title number, registration number, and the odometer reading. Also note down the details of the trailer or the outboard motor, if any.

This should be notarized.

Motor Vehicles BOS

Save for the description, the BOS form for motor vehicles should have the same information as that of the boat.

The descriptors required by the DMV include the vehicle's identification number, title number, odometer reading, the make, model, year, and the color. It must be notarized for vehicle's registration. You need it to prove that you are no longer the owner and the buyer is the one who should take responsibility for the vehicle.

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