Free Vermont Bill of Sale

Sample Vermont 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 Vermont.

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: ________________________


What is in a Vermont Bill of Sale?

Unless this is your first time selling or buying a personal property from a private individual, you know what a bill of sale is, right? You see, this may be one of those things that your teacher taught years ago but, you may have missed that class, no? Well, we don't want to judge but, this is one of the important ones - it spells the difference between you selling an item legally and being free or liability or doing everything wrong and overlooking some details only to find yourself on the law's wrong side.

Still confused? Well, a bill of sale (BOS) refers to the legal instrument that recognizes a sale between individuals (you and an interested buyer) and then it transfers the ownership rights for the item on sale.

What this means is that if you are selling a horse, the buyer becomes the new owner of the horse, as well as the person that cares for the horse's wellbeing through the BOS. This document is a form of contract and as long is has signatures of the seller and the buyer, it binds the parties legally.

Note that the seller and the buyer make up the legal parties to a BOS and either party may have to present the BOS in court as proof if a dispute arises.

To get you started on the details of the BOS, we look at the details of where the BOS comes from first. The complete BOS which could serve as evidence or the document that absolves a seller from liabilities starts off as a free Vermont bill of sale form. This form has empty fields. By filling out and signing the form, you certify that the details in the BOS are accurate and the buyer may not sue the seller later.

When looking for that free bill of sale form in Vermont, you may have come across forms named differently. That arises because different forms created to determine what you use to sell that asset.

So, which are The Standard Details of The BOS?

Name and addresses: whether the BOS requires affirmation and acknowledgment at the notary public, the seller and the buyer need to enter their full legal names and physical addresses in the BOS. The reason why the BOS used to sell large items like boats go through notarization at the notary public is for the authorities to confirm that the seller/ buyer is who he or she says they are.

The dates: all BOS created should have the date the document comes to life, the date the buyer pays for the named item, and the date of completion

Seller's disclosure: This may not be a necessity for all the proof of sale documents, but you need to sign it if you don't want the buyer to sue you for not divulging details about the item's defects. Therefore, putting in a seller's disclosure means that you're putting it out there: that the item on sale has some scratches or that it may need some repairs. By signing it, the seller agrees to buy it with its defects.

Purchase price: this is the amount of money the buyer is giving for the item on sale. You should write the selling price in words first and then in number and in US Dollars. At the same time, you need to indicate whether the seller is trading that item for another or if the named buyer gets that property as a gift. Here, indicate the terms of the transaction.

Description of the item on sale: whatever you are selling has unique specifications. These specifications include make, year, color, size, model, registration number, or the serial number. These details vary depending on what you are selling.

Dated signatures: whether you are signing the BOS in each other's presence, with or without witnesses, the BOS is only final if both parties sign and date the BOS.

Types of BOS

BOS for Business

Once your buyer has the tax and revenue details for at least 3 years, financial statements, employee information, contracts, operating manual, insurance forms, the nondisclosure form, and even pictures of the business, fill in the BOS form.

The form will have the date of the BOS's birth, date of payment, and the name and address of the seller and buyer. It will also have business details like the state it was incorporated, the location of the main headquarters, and the business's portfolio or the seller's personal property in the business.

It also has the terms of sale and disclosures. To make it complete, the seller and the buyer, with their respective witnesses have to appear in the presence of the notary public for the acknowledgment of the BOS as proof of sale and transfer of ownership.

BOS for Motor Vehicles

Besides the standard details above, it has a seller's disclosure which describes the flaws and defects of the vehicle on sale. It also has the vehicle's VIN, make, year, model, manufacturer, odometer reading and odometer disclosure statement, color, and the body type. The DMV requires that on top of these details, the seller indicated if the vehicle is a rebuilt salvage, salvaged or if it's totaled.

The seller needs to issue a statement saying that the vehicle is lien-free and that no encumbrances preventing the sale exist.

Finally, both parties should sign and date the BOS. Notarization is not a necessity.

BOS for Boats

Other than the standard information listed above, the description of the boat must be accurate. Indicate the year the boat was manufactured, its make and model, the hull ID, hull type, color, length, and the odometer readings in hours. You may have to notarize it.

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