Kentucky Bill of Sale
The State of Kentucky doesn’t provide an official Bill of Sale so you may wish to use the my-DMV Universal Bill of Sale.
There is more to selling a car than simply signing the back of the title. If the buyer and seller don’t meet at the DMV Office to transfer the title, the seller cannot be sure when the title will be transferred. If something happens prior to the transfer, legal problems may arise. To prevent this they buyer and seller should fill out 2 copies of the Bill of Sale; one for the seller and one for the buyer.
The seller should visit a DMV Office and cancel the registration. This lets the State know they no longer own the vehicle. Once the DMV cancels the registration, the vehicle cannot be driven on public roadways until the title is transferred and a new registration is filed.
The buyer will also want a copy to serve as their Bill of Sale.
The Buyer must visit the DMV Office within 20 days of purchase to prevent a late transfer penalty fee. In addition to transferring the title they must pay sales tax, register the vehicle and provide proof of insurance if necessary. See our Title Transfers section for more information.
You should always notify the DMV if you donate a vehicle or have it towed for salvage.
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