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Bill of sale in Monroe county



Bill of Sale in Monroe

Everyone is familiarized with the paperwork one must go through when purchasing a new vehicle, there are a lot of forms to comply. During the last couple of years there have been some incidents when selling/buying a vehicle. Fraud, theft or simply mistakes are around the corner, and have led people to lose more money and waste their time trying to fix things up.

When buying or selling a car, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) highly recommends that the owner and the new buyer protect themselves by filling up the Bill of Sale Document. Even though this paper is not legally required, and in any case it replaces the Title transfer, it is a very good choice to fill up the Bill of Sale to protect both parts of the transaction: The Buyer and the Seller.

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

What is the purpose of this paper?

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 correctly complete the form, the seller must include all the Vehicle details, the Certificate of title number, the current kilometer count of the vehicle, the personal information of both parts, the vehicle`s price and the current date.

What are the Benefits for the Seller part?

The Bill of Sale protects the seller of the vehicle in case there is any infraction or new ticket once the vehicle is driven by the new owner. It is a proof of non responsibility over the vehicle.

Once the transaction has been completed, the seller should notify the tax collector’s office, to let them know about the sale. After this, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles will cancel the registration of the vehicle under the Seller’s name and wait for the buyer’s notification to 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 Monroe

1200 Truman Ave., Ste. 101


Motor Vehicle Services


33040


(305) 295-5000

500 Whitehead Street


Key West Clerk of the Court Office


33040


(305) 294-4641

3304 N. Roosevelt Blvd.


Driver License & Vehicle Services


33040


(305) 293-6338

3384 Overseas Highway


Driver License Office


33050


(305) 289-2306

247 Key Deer Blvd.


Driver License & Vehicle Services


33043


(305) 872-4751

3015 Overseas Highway


Driver License & Motor Vehicle Services


33050


(305) 289-6034

88800 Overseas Highway, Jerry Ellis Building


Motor Vehicle Services


33070


(305) 852-7150

101487 Overseas Highway


Driver License & Vehicle Services


33037


(305) 853-3562

1040 Winterberry Drive


Driver License & Vehicle Services


34145


(239) 394-6986

1448 North Krome Ave.


Driver License Office


33034


(305) 229-6333

Driver License & Vehicle Services 4


Driver License & Vehicle Services 4


34113


(239) 417-3036

30708 S. Federal Highway


Motor Vehicle Services


33030


(305) 247-2731

3291 Tamiami Trail E.


Motor Vehicle & Driver License Office


34112


(239) 434-4600

735 8th Street S.


Motor Vehicle Services (OFFICE DOES NOT HANDLE DRIVER LICENSE SERVICES)


34102


(239) 434-5687

725 Airport Road S.


Driver License Services


34104


(239) 434-4600




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