A Missouri Bill of Sale is a document that provides legal evidence that the seller has transferred the rights to the personal property in question to the purchaser in exchange for a certain sum of money. It verifies the sale and purchase and identifies the buyer as the new owner of the property.
Generally, the State of Missouri does not require the parties to the bill of sale to sign the documents in the presence of a notary public. Once the papers that comply with the aforementioned requirements are signed, they become valid and serve as a proof the transaction took place. However, Form 1957 must be notarized to show proof of ownership on major component parts of a rebuilt vehicle or when the Missouri Department of Revenue specifically requests the notarization.