State Form 44237 "Bill of Sales" - Indiana

What Is State Form 44237?

Indiana State Form 44237, Vehicle/Vessel Bill of Sale is an official state-issued form you fill out to document the transfer of a vehicle from one party to another. The same form is used when it is necessary to record the sale of watercraft in the state of Indiana.

Alternate Names:

  • Indiana Vehicle Bill of Sale;
  • Indiana Watercraft Bill of Sale.

The document was issued by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV). The latest version of the form was released on April 1, 2021. Download a fillable version of State Form 44237 through the link provided below.

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How to Sell a Vehicle in Indiana?

When selling a vehicle in Indiana, you must remember a few simple rules that will facilitate the process and protect you against possible legal issues:

  • Fill out the Certificate of Title. Be careful as this is a legal document and any errors can void it;
  • Prepare Indiana State Form 44237 in two copies. Keep one for your documentation and provide the other to the buyer;
  • Remove the license plate from the sold vehicle. The Indiana BMV does not require you to return it. You can use a plate for a different car you own;
  • All lienholders must release their interest in the car before the sale.

It is the buyer's responsibility to request a new license plate, certificate of title, and registration with the documents you provide.

The form is a simple one-page document. It consists of the following parts:

  1. Vehicle or Watercraft Information. This part requires a description of the transferred item: the year, make, model, and vehicle or hull identification number. If you sell a watercraft, provide the registration number as well;
  2. Sale Information. This section must contain the purchase price and the date of sale;
  3. Seller's Disclaimer and Information. The seller and co-seller (if any) should provide the full name (last, first, and middle initial or company name), sign the form, enter the date, and provide their full address with state and ZIP-code;
  4. Buyer's Disclaimer and Information. This part requires the printed name of the buyer and co-buyer (if any), buyer's signature, date, and full address of the buyer.

The form must either be printed or filled out in blue or black ink. The document should be prepared by the seller in two copies: one goes to the buyer, the other stays with the seller. By signing this document, the seller transfers all rights for the described vehicle or watercraft to the indicated buyer and states that the sold vehicle or watercraft is free from any liens.

Indiana State Form 44237 (Bill of Sale) Related Forms

The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles has issued a separate form for the holders of a mechanic's lien: State Form 23104, Mechanic's Lien Bill of Sale. It should be filled out when the car is sold not by the title's owner, but by the holder of the mechanic's lien. This form is required, as the new owner will not be able to change the vehicle's registration without it.

The other forms related to the Indiana State Form 44237 are as follows:

All of the above-mentioned documents are government-released forms and an important part of the documentation you may need when buying or selling a vehicle or watercraft in the state of Indiana.


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BILL OF SALE
State Form 44237 (R5 / 4-21)
INDIANA BUREAU OF MOTOR VEHICLES
INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Complete in blue or black ink or print form.
VEHICLE OR WATERCRAFT INFORMATION
Vehicle or Hull Identification Number
Year
Make
Model
Overall Length of Vessel
State of Principal Operation
Registration Number
Date of Issuance (mm/dd/yyyy)
(Watercraft only)
(Watercraft only)
(If applicable, watercraft only)
(Watercraft only)
Propulsion Type (Please check one, watercraft only)
Air Thrust
Manual
Propeller
Sail
Water Jet
Other
SALE INFORMATION
Purchase Price
Date of Sale (mm/dd/yyyy)
I do hereby sell, transfer and convey all rights for the above vehicle / watercraft to the purchaser in consideration of the
sale payment amount. I certify that the vehicle / watercraft is not subject to any liens that are the responsibility of the
seller.
I swear or affirm that the information I have entered on this form is correct. I understand that making a false statement may
constitute the crime of perjury.
Signature of Seller
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
Printed Name of Seller (last, first, middle initial or company name)
Signature of Seller
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
Printed Name of Seller (last, first, middle initial or company name)
Address of Seller (number and street)
City
State
ZIP Code
I swear or affirm that the information entered on this form is correct. I understand that making a false statement may
constitute the crime of perjury.
I understand that this Bill of Sale may serve as a temporary certificate of number for a watercraft. This temporary certificate
of number is valid for a period of time not to exceed forty-five (45) days from the date of sale contained within this form.
Signature of Purchaser
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
Printed Name of Purchaser (last, first, middle initial or company name)
Signature of Purchaser
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
Printed Name of Purchaser (last, first, middle initial or company name)
Address of Purchaser (number and street)
City
State
ZIP Code
Reset Form
BILL OF SALE
State Form 44237 (R5 / 4-21)
INDIANA BUREAU OF MOTOR VEHICLES
INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Complete in blue or black ink or print form.
VEHICLE OR WATERCRAFT INFORMATION
Vehicle or Hull Identification Number
Year
Make
Model
Overall Length of Vessel
State of Principal Operation
Registration Number
Date of Issuance (mm/dd/yyyy)
(Watercraft only)
(Watercraft only)
(If applicable, watercraft only)
(Watercraft only)
Propulsion Type (Please check one, watercraft only)
Air Thrust
Manual
Propeller
Sail
Water Jet
Other
SALE INFORMATION
Purchase Price
Date of Sale (mm/dd/yyyy)
I do hereby sell, transfer and convey all rights for the above vehicle / watercraft to the purchaser in consideration of the
sale payment amount. I certify that the vehicle / watercraft is not subject to any liens that are the responsibility of the
seller.
I swear or affirm that the information I have entered on this form is correct. I understand that making a false statement may
constitute the crime of perjury.
Signature of Seller
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
Printed Name of Seller (last, first, middle initial or company name)
Signature of Seller
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
Printed Name of Seller (last, first, middle initial or company name)
Address of Seller (number and street)
City
State
ZIP Code
I swear or affirm that the information entered on this form is correct. I understand that making a false statement may
constitute the crime of perjury.
I understand that this Bill of Sale may serve as a temporary certificate of number for a watercraft. This temporary certificate
of number is valid for a period of time not to exceed forty-five (45) days from the date of sale contained within this form.
Signature of Purchaser
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
Printed Name of Purchaser (last, first, middle initial or company name)
Signature of Purchaser
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
Printed Name of Purchaser (last, first, middle initial or company name)
Address of Purchaser (number and street)
City
State
ZIP Code