Form SFN2888 "Seller's Certificate and Vehicle Bill of Sale" - North Dakota

What Is Form SFN 2888?

Form SFN 2888, Seller's Certificate and Vehicle Bill of Sale is a legal document used to record the details of the sale and purchase of a vehicle in the state of North Dakota. It establishes the fact of sale and protects both parties from the potential disagreements and fraudulent claims in the future.

Alternate Name:

  • North Dakota Vehicle Bill of Sale.

This form was released by the Motor Vehicle Division of the North Dakota Department of Transportation. The latest version of the form was issued on August 1, 2017, with all previous editions obsolete. You can download a fillable Form SFN 2888 through the link below.

Form SFN2902, Law Enforcement Impound Vehicle Bill of Sale is a related document that is used to purchase impounded vehicles. It is a specific document because the seller is a law enforcement agency, and the agreement is made to sell an impounded vehicle - a vehicle officially collected by the police, customs officers, and other officials.

Does a Vehicle Bill of Sale have to be Notarized in North Dakota?

The North Dakota Vehicle Bill of Sale has to be acknowledged by a notary public in order to be valid and legally binding.

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How to Sell a Vehicle in North Dakota?

You need to take the following steps when selling a car in North Dakota:

  1. Explore the car market. Discover how much effort and money you will have to invest in selling your car and estimate its worth.
  2. Find out what paperwork is necessary to collect before the transaction is finalized. Generally, the documentation includes the certificate of title, maintenance and repair records, Bill of Sale, guarantees or warranties.
  3. Prepare your vehicle for sale. You need to clean it, improve its condition, repair any visible and non-obvious faults and defects if necessary, and only then you may advertise it on your chosen venue.
  4. Discuss the terms and conditions with a potential purchaser and then complete the necessary documentation. North Dakota Vehicle Bill of Sale is an essential part of the deal. It must contain the seller and buyer personal information (names, addresses, phones), description of the vehicle (year, make, model, body style, vehicle identification number, color, fuel type, weight), price and date of the sale. The seller confirms the legal ownership of the vehicle and the right to sell it.
  5. After the papers are signed, you must provide the purchaser with the maintenance records and warranty documents along with the car keys.

Once the car is purchased, the buyer has to present the Bill of Sale and the driver's license to the local North Dakota Motor Vehicle Division office to obtain a new certificate of registration.


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SELLER'S CERTIFICATE AND VEHICLE BILL OF SALE
MOTOR VEHICLE DIVISION
ND DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION
North Dakota Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle
608 E BOULEVARD AVE
SFN 2888 (8-2017)
BISMARCK ND 58505-0780
Telephone (701) 328-2725
Website: https://dot.nd.gov
Buyer Information
Check One:
Telephone Number
Buyer's Legal Name
FEIN
Driver's License
City
Mailing Address
State
Zip Code
Vehicle Information
Year
Make
Model
Body Style
Vehicle Identification Number
Color
Fuel Type
Weight
I acknowledge on the date of sale indicated; that I grant, sell, transfer, and deliver to the
Selling Price
Date of Sale
buyer; for and in consideration of the selling price and other adequate consideration.
Seller Information
Seller's Legal Name
Telephone Number
City
Mailing Address
State
Zip Code
Additional seller comments:
Seller hereby warrants that he/she is legal owner of such vehicle, that it is free from all liens and encumbrances except:
Seller confirms he/she has the right to sell the same and that he/she will warrant and defend the title thereof against the claims and demands of
all persons except:
If applicable, reason Certificate of Title can not be furnished:
Name (Type or Print)
Signature of Seller (sign before a Notary Public or Authorized Officer)
Acknowledgement
State of
County of
Signed and sworn to (or affirmed) before me on this day (month, day, year)
Affix Notary Stamp
Name of Notary Public or other Authorized Officer (Type or Print)
Signature of Notary Public or other Authorized Officer
Commission Expiration Date (if not listed on stamp)
PENALTY: The filing of a false or fraudulent Seller's Certificate of Sale is a Class B misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $500.00 and/or
thirty (30) days in jail.
SELLER'S CERTIFICATE AND VEHICLE BILL OF SALE
MOTOR VEHICLE DIVISION
ND DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION
North Dakota Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle
608 E BOULEVARD AVE
SFN 2888 (8-2017)
BISMARCK ND 58505-0780
Telephone (701) 328-2725
Website: https://dot.nd.gov
Buyer Information
Check One:
Telephone Number
Buyer's Legal Name
FEIN
Driver's License
City
Mailing Address
State
Zip Code
Vehicle Information
Year
Make
Model
Body Style
Vehicle Identification Number
Color
Fuel Type
Weight
I acknowledge on the date of sale indicated; that I grant, sell, transfer, and deliver to the
Selling Price
Date of Sale
buyer; for and in consideration of the selling price and other adequate consideration.
Seller Information
Seller's Legal Name
Telephone Number
City
Mailing Address
State
Zip Code
Additional seller comments:
Seller hereby warrants that he/she is legal owner of such vehicle, that it is free from all liens and encumbrances except:
Seller confirms he/she has the right to sell the same and that he/she will warrant and defend the title thereof against the claims and demands of
all persons except:
If applicable, reason Certificate of Title can not be furnished:
Name (Type or Print)
Signature of Seller (sign before a Notary Public or Authorized Officer)
Acknowledgement
State of
County of
Signed and sworn to (or affirmed) before me on this day (month, day, year)
Affix Notary Stamp
Name of Notary Public or other Authorized Officer (Type or Print)
Signature of Notary Public or other Authorized Officer
Commission Expiration Date (if not listed on stamp)
PENALTY: The filing of a false or fraudulent Seller's Certificate of Sale is a Class B misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $500.00 and/or
thirty (30) days in jail.