Form MV24 "Bill of Sale for Vehicle or Vessel" - Montana

Montana DMV Bill of Sale

Form MV24, Bill of Sale is an official bill of sale form that proves the legal sale and purchase of any vehicle or vessel in Montana. It demonstrates the agreement of the parties to enter into a transaction, proves the payment was made in good faith and protects the parties from potential disputes that may arise in the future.

Alternate Names:

  • Vehicle Bill of Sale;
  • Boat Bill of Sale.

This form was issued by the Motor Vehicle Division of the Montana Department of Justice. The latest version of the document came out in June 2019 with all previous editions obsolete. You can download a fillable Montana Vehicle Bill of Sale through the link below.

Does a Bill of Sale Have to Be Notarized in Montana?

Form MV24 has to be signed by a notary public in the allotted space at the bottom of the form.

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Bill of Sale
Vehicle Services Bureau
P.O. Box 201431, 302 N Roberts, Helena, MT 59620-1431
Phone (406) 444-3661 Fax (406) 444-0116
mvdtitleinfo@mt.gov
*** This form must be completed in its entirety. ***
As recorded on this form, I received the sum of
dollars
($________________)
and other valuable consideration to sell, transfer and deliver to
Purchaser
DL/FEIN/Tribal ID/Corp ID*
Address
my right, title and interest to the following described vehicle/vessel:
Year
Make
Model
Style
Vehicle/Hull Identification No.
License Plate No.
Salvage vehicle (must be 15 years old or older):
Yes
No
Sold for parts only: Yes
No
Odometer Statement
The
five or
six digit odometer now reads
________________ miles, date read
(check one)
(no tenths)
and to the best of my knowledge it reflects the actual mileage unless one of the following statements is checked:
DO NOT CHECK
The odometer reading reflects the amount of mileage in excess of its mechanical limits.
UNLESS APPLICABLE
The odometer reading is not the actual mileage. Warning – odometer discrepancy.
I (purchaser) am aware of the odometer certification made by the seller above.
Purchaser’s signature
Date
This is my legal signature
Purchaser’s printed name
Electronic title acknowledgement if electronic record transfer is required
in accordance with MCA 61-3-220(1)(a) &
(2), I certify that:
I am not in possession of the title.
I am the owner of this vehicle and I authorize the transfer to the above-named purchaser.
I have not previously transferred to another person for sale.
I further certify that:
I have the right to sell the vehicle/vessel described above and will warrant and defend the title against the claims and demands
of all persons except the secured party noted on the Montana title application.
Under penalty of law (MCA 45-7-203), I certify that the statements made and information contained on this form are true and
correct to the best of my knowledge, information, and belief; I am the person named on this form; and, if signing for a business
entity or trust, I have full authority to do so.
Seller’s signature
Date
This is my legal signature (All owners must sign)
Seller’s printed name
DL/FEIN/Tribal ID/Corp ID*
If signing for a business entity, give full entity name
Address
*DL=Driver License No.; FEIN=Federal Employee Identification No.; Tribal ID=Tribal Identification Card No.; Corp ID=Corporate Identification No.
Notary Use Only:
State of
County of
Signed before me on (date)
Notary Stamp/Seal
by (clearly print name of person requesting notary service)
Notary signature
Montana county and state authorities reserve the right to reject any form that has been altered.
MV24 (6/19)
This form is available in alternate formats for people with disabilities.
Bill of Sale
Vehicle Services Bureau
P.O. Box 201431, 302 N Roberts, Helena, MT 59620-1431
Phone (406) 444-3661 Fax (406) 444-0116
mvdtitleinfo@mt.gov
*** This form must be completed in its entirety. ***
As recorded on this form, I received the sum of
dollars
($________________)
and other valuable consideration to sell, transfer and deliver to
Purchaser
DL/FEIN/Tribal ID/Corp ID*
Address
my right, title and interest to the following described vehicle/vessel:
Year
Make
Model
Style
Vehicle/Hull Identification No.
License Plate No.
Salvage vehicle (must be 15 years old or older):
Yes
No
Sold for parts only: Yes
No
Odometer Statement
The
five or
six digit odometer now reads
________________ miles, date read
(check one)
(no tenths)
and to the best of my knowledge it reflects the actual mileage unless one of the following statements is checked:
DO NOT CHECK
The odometer reading reflects the amount of mileage in excess of its mechanical limits.
UNLESS APPLICABLE
The odometer reading is not the actual mileage. Warning – odometer discrepancy.
I (purchaser) am aware of the odometer certification made by the seller above.
Purchaser’s signature
Date
This is my legal signature
Purchaser’s printed name
Electronic title acknowledgement if electronic record transfer is required
in accordance with MCA 61-3-220(1)(a) &
(2), I certify that:
I am not in possession of the title.
I am the owner of this vehicle and I authorize the transfer to the above-named purchaser.
I have not previously transferred to another person for sale.
I further certify that:
I have the right to sell the vehicle/vessel described above and will warrant and defend the title against the claims and demands
of all persons except the secured party noted on the Montana title application.
Under penalty of law (MCA 45-7-203), I certify that the statements made and information contained on this form are true and
correct to the best of my knowledge, information, and belief; I am the person named on this form; and, if signing for a business
entity or trust, I have full authority to do so.
Seller’s signature
Date
This is my legal signature (All owners must sign)
Seller’s printed name
DL/FEIN/Tribal ID/Corp ID*
If signing for a business entity, give full entity name
Address
*DL=Driver License No.; FEIN=Federal Employee Identification No.; Tribal ID=Tribal Identification Card No.; Corp ID=Corporate Identification No.
Notary Use Only:
State of
County of
Signed before me on (date)
Notary Stamp/Seal
by (clearly print name of person requesting notary service)
Notary signature
Montana county and state authorities reserve the right to reject any form that has been altered.
MV24 (6/19)
This form is available in alternate formats for people with disabilities.
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How to Sell a Vehicle in Montana?

To sell a vehicle in Montana, you should take the following steps:

  1. Before you advertise the vehicle, deal with any liens on it. The liens could occur because you have not repaid a loan you received to buy the vehicle, or you have failed to pay child support;
  2. Be present when the potential buyer test drives the vehicle;
  3. Determine which documents are necessary to finalize the sale. Usually, the seller gives the buyer the vehicle title, and the parties sign Montana Form MV24. The transfer of the title must be done in the presence of a notary public;
  4. Remove the plates from the vehicle when the sale is done;
  5. Do not forget to cancel the vehicle's liability insurance policy.

Form MV24 requires the following information:

  • Sum of money received for the vehicle or vessel;
  • Purchaser's name, driver's license number or some other form of identification and address;
  • Description of the vehicle or vessel - its make, model, year, style, vehicle or hull identification number, and license plate number;
  • Odometer statement. If the odometer reading is not the actual mileage, check the appropriate box in the document;
  • Purchaser's signature, printed name, and the actual date of the sale;
  • Seller's authorization of the transfer. Additionally, the seller must certify that the information on the form is true and correct;
  • Seller's signature, printed name, identification, address, and the date of the sale;
  • Notary Public stamp or seal, state and county where the deal takes place, date of the transaction, and notary's signature.

How to Register a Vehicle in Montana?

Once the papers are signed, the new owner has sixty days to register the vehicle. To register a car, it is necessary to file the required documentation with the Motor Vehicle Division of the County Treasurer's Office:

  1. Application for Certificate of Title for a Vehicle (Form MV1) (use Form MV1A to register a vessel);
  2. The old title received from the seller;
  3. Bill of sale;
  4. Driver's license or another identity document with a photo;
  5. Proof of motor vehicle liability insurance;
  6. Proof of paid registration fees.