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Bill of sale in Calhoun county




Florida Bill of Sale

It is known that at the time to purchase a new vehicle, there is a lot of paperwork to go through. During the last few years there have been some incidents when selling/buying a car. There have been cases of fraud, theft or simply mistakes that have led people to lose extra money and waste their time.

In Florida, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) highly recommend that, at the moment of buying or selling your vehicle, the owner and the buyer protect themselves by completing the Bill of Sale Document. This form is not legally required by the DMV officers, and in any case it is a replacement of the Title transfer, but this document works as a backup form. The Bill of Sale protects both parts of the transaction: The Buyer and the Seller.

Its official name is “Notice of Sale and/or Bill of Sale for a Motor Vehicle, Mobile Home, Off-Highway Vehicle or Vessel”. This document can be downloaded from the official DHSMV website. This form is a very good backup to avoid you any possible problems in the future.

Purpose of the form

The Bill of Sale is beneficial for both of the parts. It protects the Seller and the Buyer during a certain period of time. This paper works as a proof of the transaction made and the change of responsibilities form one part to the other one.

At the moment of the sale, it is necessary that the current owner of the vehicle is the first one to complete this paper and sign it, before the buyer.

To complete the form correctly, the seller must include the following information:

  • The Vehicle details.
  • The Certificate of title number.
  • The current kilometer of the vehicle.
  • The personal information of both parts.
  • The vehicle`s price of sale and the current date.

What are the Benefits for the Seller part?

The Bill of Sale form protects you as the seller of the vehicle in any case, for example: if any infraction or new ticket arrives to you after you sold the vehicle, you will have no responsibility towards those infractions. This form works as proof of non responsibility over the sold vehicle.

Once the purchase is completed, the seller must notify the tax collector’s office (DMV Office), to inform them about the sale. After this, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles will proceed to cancel the registration of the vehicle under the Seller’s name and keep the vehicle on hold until the buyer’s notification arrives. Once everything is completed, they will register the vehicle under the new owner’s name.

Benefits for the Buyer of the Vehicle

The Bill of Sale also protects the buyer of the vehicle after the purchase and from that date on. In the case any infraction or old ticket of the vehicle is found at the time the vehicle was the responsibility of the previous owner, the Bill of Sale will prove that the responsibility over the vehicle at that time was over the previous owner.

Once the transaction has been completed, you should notify the new acquisition to the tax collector’s office. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles will receive your notification and proceed to cancel the registration of the vehicle under the Seller’s name and register the vehicle under your name. Please keep in mind that you will have to pay a sales tax payment. After purchasing the vehicle, you will have only 30 days to register the vehicle under your name. After this period of time, you will be punished with a penalty fee due to the late transfer.



FL DMV offices in Calhoun

20859 Central Ave,, Room 107


Driver Office & Motor Vehicle Services


32424


(850) 674-8242

10818 NW State Road 20


Driver License & Motor Vehicle Services


32321


(850) 643-2442

151 N. 3rd Street


Wewahitchka Motor Vehicle Office


32465


(850) 639-2655

6030 County Rd. 2321


Panama City Bureau of Dealer Services


32404


(850) 767-3660

805 S. Tyndall Parkway


Callaway Driver License & Motor Vehicle Office


32404


(850) 248-8501

700 Florida Ave.


Driver License & Motor Vehicle Services


32444


(850) 248-8501

8085 Highway 90


Motor Vehicle Services


32460


(850) 593-6737

4445 Lafayette St., Suite 107


Motor Vehicle Services


32447


(850) 482-9653

4445 E. Lafayette Street


Marianna Clerk of Court


32446


(850) 482-9699

3613 Highway 90


Driver License Office


32446


(850) 482-9602

1000 5th St., Rm. 148


Port St. Joe Clerk of the Court Office


32456


(850) 229-6113

300 E. 4th Street


Panama City Clerk of the Court Office


32402


(850) 763-9061

850 W. 11th St.


Driver License & Motor Vehicle Services


32401


(850) 248-8501

1293 Jackson Ave.


Chipley Clerk of the Court Office


32428


(850) 638-6289

1331 South Blvd., Suite 101


Driver License & Motor Vehicle Services


32428


(850) 638-6284




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