Form 48-2004 "Vehicle Bill of Sale" - Arizona

What Is Form 48-2004?

Form 48-2004, Bill of Sale is a legal form used in Arizona to document the transfer of a motor vehicle from one individual or entity to another. ​The form - also known as the Arizona Vehicle Bill of Sale - is a state-specific document that was issued by the Arizona Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Division on March 1, 2015. Form 38-1305, Arizona Dealer Retail Bill of Sale is a related form used when an Arizona Dealer sells a vehicle to a bona fide purchaser.

Alternate Names:

  • Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale;
  • Car Bill of Sale.

The properly completed 48-2004 serves as proof of transaction and is a legally binding agreement. It releases the seller from the responsibility for the described vehicle and its use the date the document takes effect. The form is handy to the buyer since it is not just a legal record of the purchase, but it also contains information the buyer uses when applying for car registration. A fillable Form 48-2004 is available for download below.

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Arizona Vehicle Bill of Sale

The Arizona Motor Vehicle Division provides the form for the protection and convenience of the buyer and the seller. You are not required to submit it to the Arizona authorities after the sale or during the registration process. The seller informs the Department of Transportation about the vehicle transfer by filing a Sold Notice within ten days after disposal.

Though you do not file the Arizona Vehicle Bill of Sale during the transfer process, both standard and customized forms are important legally binding documents. You have to be very attentive when building your form and filling it out. Any legitimate Vehicle Bill of Sale in Arizona must contain the transaction details the buyer will use when it comes to registration.

Check the following requirements to ensure your bill of sale is a valid document that can be produced in court if needed:

  • Enter details on the vehicle sold, including identification number, make, body style, and year of manufacturing;
  • Provide details of the sale. Basic required information is the sale date and payment amount. If there are any special conditions of sale, add a clause to that effect;
  • Indicate the buyer's personal information. Provide their full name, date of birth, driving license number, and full mailing address (including city, state, and ZIP-code);
  • Add an acknowledgment stating that the seller transfers the ownership of the described vehicle for the indicated amount;
  • Provide the same particulars of the seller;
  • The seller must sign the document in the presence of a notary public of the state of Arizona. If you customize the form, it is recommended to add a box for the buyer's signature. However, it is not required;
  • The notary public must sign and date the form;
  • Prepare two original copies of the document. One should be given to the buyer, the other remains with the seller.

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

Form 48-2004 requires a Notary or MVD Agent Signature for it to be considered valid and legally binding.


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BILL OF SALE
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48-2004 R03/15
Vehicle Identification Number
Year
Make
Body Style
Sale Date
Sale Payment Amount
$
Buyer Name (first, middle, last, suffix)
Driver License Number
Date of Birth
Mailing Address
City
State
Zip
I do hereby sell and transfer ownership of the vehicle above to the Buyer in consideration of Sale Payment Amount.
Seller Name (first, middle, last, suffix)
Driver License Number
Date of Birth
Mailing Address
City
State
Zip
Signature
Notary or MVD Agent Signature
Acknowledged before me this date.
Date
County
State
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BILL OF SALE
Clear
azdot.gov
48-2004 R03/15
Vehicle Identification Number
Year
Make
Body Style
Sale Date
Sale Payment Amount
$
Buyer Name (first, middle, last, suffix)
Driver License Number
Date of Birth
Mailing Address
City
State
Zip
I do hereby sell and transfer ownership of the vehicle above to the Buyer in consideration of Sale Payment Amount.
Seller Name (first, middle, last, suffix)
Driver License Number
Date of Birth
Mailing Address
City
State
Zip
Signature
Notary or MVD Agent Signature
Acknowledged before me this date.
Date
County
State
Commission Expires