Form SFN2902 "Law Enforcement Impound Vehicle Bill of Sale" - North Dakota

What Is Form SFN 2902?

Form SFN 2902, Law Enforcement Impound Vehicle Bill of Sale is a legal document designed to allow law enforcement agencies to enter into sales contracts with private parties. Abandoned and impounded vehicles are frequently auctioned by government agencies (in most cases, municipalities) to recover the expenses of towing and storage. This specific Bill of Sale is useful if you wish to purchase a vehicle at a low price from a reliable seller.

Alternate Name:

  • North Dakota Impound 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 May 1, 2016. You can download this specific North Dakota Bill of Sale for Motor Vehicles through the link below.

Form SFN 2888, Seller's Certificate and Vehicle Bill of Sale, is a related document used for all other vehicles in North Dakota. Law enforcement agencies do not take part in those deals - the document is signed only by private parties, individuals, and entities.

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Law Enforcement Impound Vehicle Bill of Sale

North Dakota Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale instructions are as follows:

  1. State the date and selling price of the sale;
  2. Add buyer's personal details - name, address, telephone number, and identification (a driver's license number or a federal employer identification number);
  3. Describe the vehicle - write down its year, make, model, body style, vehicle identification number, color, fuel type, and weight;
  4. Provide information about the seller - an authorized unit of government. The representative of the seller must state their title and date the form;
  5. Disclose the odometer mileage and complete the damage disclosure statement if the vehicle is less than nine model years old. Determine the damage and check all applicable boxes;
  6. Sign the form. The form only requires the signature of the seller (transferor).

Confiscated vehicles are taken into custody by various units of government. If the vehicle is not reclaimed by its owner after a notice sent by certified mail, they must be sold to the highest bidder at a public sale or auction.

The parties sign the Bill of Sale which serves as a sales receipt. It also entitles the buyer to register the vehicle with the North Dakota Motor Vehicle Division and receive a certificate of title that will be free of all claims of ownership and liens. North Dakota Bill of Sale for Impound Vehicles enables the unit of government to reimburse itself for the cost of towing, maintaining, and storing vehicles, and also for all publication and notice costs incurred.


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LAW ENFORCEMENT IMPOUND VEHICLE BILL OF SALE
MOTOR VEHICLE DIVISION
ND DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION
North Dakota Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle
608 E BOULEVARD AVE
SFN 2902 (5-2016)
BISMARCK ND 58505-0780
Telephone (701) 328-2725
Website: https://dot.nd.gov
In consideration of amount listed below, the undersigned, herein referred to as seller, hereby sells and delivers to the buyer the
below mentioned motor vehicle:
Date of Sale
Selling Price
Buyer's Legal Name
Check One
Telephone Number
DL
FEIN
Mailing Address
City
State
ZIP Code
Year
Make
Model
Body Style
Vehicle Identification Number
Color
Fuel Type
Weight
The above described vehicle was sold by an authorized unit of government under authority granted in Chapter 39-26 of the North
Dakota Century Code (NDCC).
Unit of Government
Date
Signature of Seller
Title
ODOMETER DISCLOSURE CERTIFICATION: Section 39-05-05.1(h) (NDCC) required on all passenger cars, motor homes,
pickup trucks, trucks, and motorcycles if they are less than 10 years old (SFN 18773).
DAMAGE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT: This form must be completed for all vehicles less than nine (9) model years old.
Within the past eight (8) years, has this vehicle sustained body or structural damage from a vehicular crash or accident, including loss by fire,
vandalism, weather, or submersion in water, resulting in damage to the motor vehicle which equals or exceeds the greater of $8,000 or forty percent
of the predamage retail value of the motor vehicle as determined by the national automobile dealers association official used car guide? The term
does not include body or structural modifications, normal wear and tear, glass damage, hail damage, or items of normal maintenance and repair.
Collision
Weather
Theft
Interior
Other
Type of Damage
Yes
No
(check all that apply)
Water
Vandalism
Fire
Under Carriage
Any person who makes a false statement on this form is guilty of a Class A Misdemeanor.
Yes
Has this vehicle been damaged in excess of seventy-five percent (75%) of its retail value?
No
Explanation of Damage
Signature of Transferor (Seller)
Date
A person repairing, replacing parts, or performing body work on a motor vehicle that is less than nine (9) years old shall provide a statement to the owner of the
motor vehicle when the motor vehicle has sustained motor vehicle damage requiring disclosure under this section. The owner shall disclose this damage when
ownership of the motor vehicle is transferred. When a vehicle is damaged in excess of seventy-five percent of its retail value as determined by the national
automobile dealers association official used car guide, the person repairing, replacing parts, or performing body work on the motor vehicle that is less than nine
(9) years old shall also advise the owner of the motor vehicle that the owner of the vehicle must comply with section 39-05-20.2. (See Below)
The amount of damage to a motor vehicle is determined by adding the retail value of all labor, parts, and material used in repairing the damage. When the retail
value of labor has not been determined by a purchase in the ordinary course of business, for example when the labor is performed by the owner of the vehicle,
the retail value of the labor is presumed to be the product of the repair time, as provided in a generally accepted autobody repair flat rate manual, multiplied by
thirty-five dollars.
39-05-20.2. Issuance of salvage certificate of title.
The owner of a vehicle that is damaged in excess of seventy-five percent of its retail value as determined by the national automobile dealers association official
used car guide, shall forward the title for that vehicle to the department within ten days and the department shall issue a salvage certificate of title. Glass damage
and hail damage must be excluded in the determination of whether a vehicle has been damaged in excess of seventy-five percent of the vehicle's retail value. If
a vehicle for which a salvage certificate of title has been issued is reconstructed, a regular certificate of title may be obtained by completing an application for the
certificate. The applicant shall include with the application a certificate of inspection in the form required by the department, the salvage certificate of title, and a
five dollar fee. The department shall place on the regular certificate of title and on all subsequent certificates of title issued for the vehicle, a notation that damage
disclosure information is available from the department. The department may not issue a new certificate unless the vehicle identification number of the vehicle has
been inspected and found to conform to the description given in the application, or unless other proof of the identity of the vehicle has been provided to the
satisfaction of the department.
LAW ENFORCEMENT IMPOUND VEHICLE BILL OF SALE
MOTOR VEHICLE DIVISION
ND DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION
North Dakota Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle
608 E BOULEVARD AVE
SFN 2902 (5-2016)
BISMARCK ND 58505-0780
Telephone (701) 328-2725
Website: https://dot.nd.gov
In consideration of amount listed below, the undersigned, herein referred to as seller, hereby sells and delivers to the buyer the
below mentioned motor vehicle:
Date of Sale
Selling Price
Buyer's Legal Name
Check One
Telephone Number
DL
FEIN
Mailing Address
City
State
ZIP Code
Year
Make
Model
Body Style
Vehicle Identification Number
Color
Fuel Type
Weight
The above described vehicle was sold by an authorized unit of government under authority granted in Chapter 39-26 of the North
Dakota Century Code (NDCC).
Unit of Government
Date
Signature of Seller
Title
ODOMETER DISCLOSURE CERTIFICATION: Section 39-05-05.1(h) (NDCC) required on all passenger cars, motor homes,
pickup trucks, trucks, and motorcycles if they are less than 10 years old (SFN 18773).
DAMAGE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT: This form must be completed for all vehicles less than nine (9) model years old.
Within the past eight (8) years, has this vehicle sustained body or structural damage from a vehicular crash or accident, including loss by fire,
vandalism, weather, or submersion in water, resulting in damage to the motor vehicle which equals or exceeds the greater of $8,000 or forty percent
of the predamage retail value of the motor vehicle as determined by the national automobile dealers association official used car guide? The term
does not include body or structural modifications, normal wear and tear, glass damage, hail damage, or items of normal maintenance and repair.
Collision
Weather
Theft
Interior
Other
Type of Damage
Yes
No
(check all that apply)
Water
Vandalism
Fire
Under Carriage
Any person who makes a false statement on this form is guilty of a Class A Misdemeanor.
Yes
Has this vehicle been damaged in excess of seventy-five percent (75%) of its retail value?
No
Explanation of Damage
Signature of Transferor (Seller)
Date
A person repairing, replacing parts, or performing body work on a motor vehicle that is less than nine (9) years old shall provide a statement to the owner of the
motor vehicle when the motor vehicle has sustained motor vehicle damage requiring disclosure under this section. The owner shall disclose this damage when
ownership of the motor vehicle is transferred. When a vehicle is damaged in excess of seventy-five percent of its retail value as determined by the national
automobile dealers association official used car guide, the person repairing, replacing parts, or performing body work on the motor vehicle that is less than nine
(9) years old shall also advise the owner of the motor vehicle that the owner of the vehicle must comply with section 39-05-20.2. (See Below)
The amount of damage to a motor vehicle is determined by adding the retail value of all labor, parts, and material used in repairing the damage. When the retail
value of labor has not been determined by a purchase in the ordinary course of business, for example when the labor is performed by the owner of the vehicle,
the retail value of the labor is presumed to be the product of the repair time, as provided in a generally accepted autobody repair flat rate manual, multiplied by
thirty-five dollars.
39-05-20.2. Issuance of salvage certificate of title.
The owner of a vehicle that is damaged in excess of seventy-five percent of its retail value as determined by the national automobile dealers association official
used car guide, shall forward the title for that vehicle to the department within ten days and the department shall issue a salvage certificate of title. Glass damage
and hail damage must be excluded in the determination of whether a vehicle has been damaged in excess of seventy-five percent of the vehicle's retail value. If
a vehicle for which a salvage certificate of title has been issued is reconstructed, a regular certificate of title may be obtained by completing an application for the
certificate. The applicant shall include with the application a certificate of inspection in the form required by the department, the salvage certificate of title, and a
five dollar fee. The department shall place on the regular certificate of title and on all subsequent certificates of title issued for the vehicle, a notation that damage
disclosure information is available from the department. The department may not issue a new certificate unless the vehicle identification number of the vehicle has
been inspected and found to conform to the description given in the application, or unless other proof of the identity of the vehicle has been provided to the
satisfaction of the department.