Form CS-L(MVR)40 Vehicle Bill of Sale - Hawaii

Form CS-L(MVR)40 Vehicle Bill of Sale - Hawaii

What Is Form CS-L(MVR)40?

Form CS-L(MVR)40, Vehicle Bill of Sale is a legal form you fill out when selling or buying any vehicle in the State of Hawaii. The form documents your deal and serves as legal proof of the sale which is accepted by any official agency.

The form was issued by the City and County of Honolulu Department of Customer Services . The latest revision of the document was on September 1, 2010 . Download the fillable version of the Hawaii Vehicle Bill of Sale through the link below.

If filled out according to state regulations, the form is an important document that protects both the seller and the buyer. It substantiates the deal, establishes the rights of the new owner, and releases the previous owner from liability for the sold vehicle. The Vehicle Bill of Sale is used for vehicle registration as well.


Hawaii Vehicle Bill of Sale

The Bill of Sale for a car in Hawaii is easy to fill out. It requires the following information:

  1. Sales amount indicated in words and digits;
  2. Name of the buyer;
  3. Description of the sold vehicle. Include the license plate number, vehicle identification number, make and model, and body type;
  4. Guarantee that the seller is the legal owner of the sold vehicle and that the vehicle is free from any lien or encumbrance. If there is any lienholder, the name and full address of the lienholder must be indicated on the document;
  5. Odometer readings in miles. Note, that providing a false statement in this section is in violation of both federal and state laws and may lead to a fine or imprisonment;
  6. The date the document is signed;
  7. Printed name and signature of the seller;
  8. The full address of the seller (including city, state, and ZIP-code);

A seller should keep in mind that after selling their vehicle, they must submit Form CS-L(MVR)53, Notice of Transfer, within ten days after the sale or transfer has taken place.

Two counties in the state of Hawaii have issued their own car bills of sale:

Both forms require the same information as Form CS-L(MVR)40 so you can use the form you prefer during the car transfer.

The City and County of Honolulu Department of Customer Services has issued a separate form for individuals who want to sell or buy a bicycle or moped - Form CS-L(SS)47, Bicycle/Moped Bill of Sale. This form does not require notarization and is valid throughout the country.

Does a Vehicle Bill of Sale Need to Be Notarized in Hawaii?

Hawaii requires Form CS-L(MVR)40 to be notarized and without a notary public's certification, it will not be accepted by any official agency in the state. It must only be signed in the presence of a notary public so that they can certify the signatures of all of the involved parties to the agreement.

It is also good to keep in mind that Form CS-L(MVR)40 is needed by state officials as the proof of ownership required for registration if the new owner bought the car in another state and the previous owner did not release the Certificate of Title. The same principle applies if the car was bought in a different Hawaiian county than which it will be registered.

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