ATV Bill of Sale Form
An ATV (“All-Terrain Vehicle”) Bill of Sale is a legal form that is completed after an ATV is sold by a seller to a buyer. The form includes important information relating to the sale, such as the buyer and seller’s names, their contact information, the amount ($) the ATV sold for, the ATV’s make and model, as well as other key information. The form isn’t official until it is signed by the seller. Notarization is recommended, but not mandatory.
Reasons for Using an ATV Bill of Sale
All parties benefit from a bill of sale, regardless of whether or not their state of residence requires one.
- Title Application. The owner must hold a valid title to register an ATV. If they do not own a title (or if it is lost or stolen) they cannot apply for a new one without a bill of sale.
- Wrongful Claims. While it is rare, the seller could report the ATV as stolen after purchase. If this happens, a signed bill of sale would prove that the buyer owns it and protect them in the eye of the law.
- Legality. If the seller used the ATV illegally, the buyer holds zero responsibility for damages or actions taken during that time. It will also relieve the new owner of unpaid loans or debts tied to the four-wheeler.
- Liability. If the buyer causes damage, acts illegally, becomes injured, or dies using the ATV after purchase, the signed bill of sale will protect the seller.
- Ownership. It confirms the transfer of ownership from the seller to the buyer.