What's a bill of sale for snowmobiles?
A snowmobile bill of sale documents the transfer of snowmobile ownership from one person to another. Though requirements vary by state, here's what you’ll typically see documented on a bill of sale for a snowmobile:
- Year, make, and model
- Description of snowmobile
- Vehicle identification number (VIN)
- Date of sale and purchase price
- Names, addresses, and signatures of the buyer and the seller
A bill of sale may be issued when buying a new or used snowmobile from a dealer or created by the seller in a private party sale. Some states have official versions of the form that can be downloaded from their Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) website. If not, you can create one yourself.
How to get a title for a snowmobile
Having a title for a snowmobile is only required in a handful of states. Check with your state's DMV to see what's required where you live. You can also check your state's Department of Fish and Wildlife because snowmobiles are considered recreational vehicles.
In states where a title is required, a snowmobile dealer will usually give you a title when you take possession of the snowmobile. However, if you're buying a snowmobile from a private party, the seller should give you the title. The title document itself should have instructions for completing a snowmobile title transfer. In some states, snowmobile registration may also be required.
Where to keep a snowmobile title for documentation
Whether your state requires a formal snowmobile title, a registration certificate, or a bill of sale to demonstrate snowmobile ownership, you should keep all documents in a safe place. A safety deposit box at a bank or a fireproof safe box at home are good options for keeping important documents safe.
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