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Tennessee Bill of Sale

The State of Tennessee provides a Bill of Sale but does have a Notice of Transfer.

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 and have them notarized; one for the seller and one for the buyer.

The Seller should notify the DMV Office of the transfer and cancel the registration so the vehicle cannot be driven on public roadways until the title is transferred and a new registration is filed.

The buyer will need the Bill of Sale to transfer the title and register the vehicle. If you cannot use the state form for any reason, you may wish to use the my-DMV Universal Bill of Sale.

The Buyer must visit the DMV Office to complete the transaction. 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 Tennessee DMV if you donate your vehicle or have it towed for salvage.

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