Form TD-420-065 "Vehicle/Vessel Bill of Sale" - Washington

Vehicle/Vessel Bill of Sale (Form TD-420-065)

Form TD-420-065, Vehicle/Vessel Bill of Sale, is a legal document designed to record the fact of purchase and to collect necessary details about the car or watercraft sold in the state of Washington. It contains vehicle or vessel information (license plate or registration number, identification number, model year, make, model), date of the sale and the sales price, and personal details of the parties (names and addresses). It is required to indicate whether this vehicle or vessel was received as a gift from an immediate family member and sign Form TD-420-065.

Alternate Names:

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

This form was released by the Washington State Department of Licensing (DoL). The latest version of the form was issued on April 1, 2019, with all previous editions obsolete. You can download a fillable Form TD-420-065 through the link below.

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How to Sell a Vehicle in Washington State?

Once the Bill of Sale is completed and the ownership is transferred to the new owner, the seller has five days to notify the DoL about the sale. File Form TD-420-062, Vehicle Report of Sale in person or by mail to any vehicle licensing office, or do it online.

The buyer then has to apply for new registration and title. Submit the following documents to the local DoL office:

  1. Bill of Sale.
  2. Title (vehicle certificate of ownership) signed over by the previous owner. If the vehicle is less than ten years old, the Odometer Disclosure section on the title must be filled out.
  3. Form TD-420-001, Vehicle Title Application, signed in front of the licensing agent or notary public.
  4. Emissions testing report.

How to Sell a Boat in Washington State?

To release the interest in the vessel, the seller has to sign the certificate of title and give it to the buyer. It is required to complete Form TD-420-063, Vessel Report of Sale and mail it to the Department of Licensing, PO Box 9038, Olympia, WA 98507. This notice will release the seller from any liability for the watercraft.

The new owner of the boat has 15 days to file an application for a title and registration. The DoL has to receive the following documentation from the purchaser:

  1. Bill of Sale.
  2. Title (vessel certificate of ownership) signed over by the seller;
  3. Form TD-420-289, Vessel Title Application. It must be notarized or signed in front of the licensing agent who certifies the signature;
  4. Emissions testing report.

It is possible to appear in person or mail your forms and proof of paid taxes and fees to a licensing office.

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

No, Form TD-420-065 does not require a notary public's certification but it is generally a good idea to have a notary or witness to a sale in order to confirm the transaction has taken place. This can save any potential trouble which might occur should the seller or buyer contest the transaction at a later date.


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Click here to START or CLEAR, then hit the TAB button
Vehicle/ Vessel Bill of Sale
Use this form to gather necessary information when you sell your vehicle or vessel. Completing this form does not
transfer the title or act as a Report of Sale. To complete the transaction, the buyer and seller have the following
responsibilities:
Seller
Submit a completed Report of Sale within 5 days from the date of sale. The Report of Sale releases your liability from the
vehicle or vessel. You can report the sale:
• In person at any vehicle licensing office
• Online (vehicle only) at
dol.wa.gov
• Mail a
Vehicle Report of Sale
or
Vessel Report of Sale
to any vehicle licensing office. Include required fee in a check
or money order, made payable to Department of Licensing.
Buyer
To apply for a new title, take the Certificate of Title and this Bill of Sale to any vehicle licensing office and pay all fees and
taxes. You must apply within 15 days of acquiring the vehicle/ vessel or you will pay a late fee. Late transfer fees start at
$50 and increase to a maximum of $125.
NOTE: This transfer may require an emissions test.
Depending on your specific situation, other forms may be necessary. For more information, contact customer
service at (360) 902-3770. Forms are available online at
dol.wa.gov
or at any vehicle licensing office.
Vehicle/ Vessel information
Sale of (choose one)
License plate/ Registration number
Vehicle identification number (VIN)/Hull identification number (HIN)
Vehicle
Vessel
Model year
Make
Model
Date of sale
Sale price
Seller information
Seller names
Seller address
City
State
ZIP code
Buyer information
Buyer names
Buyer address
City
State
ZIP code
Relationship
Are you an immediate family member receiving this vehicle as a gift? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Yes
No
If “Yes”, what is your relationship to the seller?
X
X
First buyer signs here.
First seller signs here.
Buyer signature
Seller signature
X
X
Second buyer signs here.
Second seller signs here.
Buyer signature
Seller signature
TD-420-065 (R/4/19)VWA
Click here to START or CLEAR, then hit the TAB button
Vehicle/ Vessel Bill of Sale
Use this form to gather necessary information when you sell your vehicle or vessel. Completing this form does not
transfer the title or act as a Report of Sale. To complete the transaction, the buyer and seller have the following
responsibilities:
Seller
Submit a completed Report of Sale within 5 days from the date of sale. The Report of Sale releases your liability from the
vehicle or vessel. You can report the sale:
• In person at any vehicle licensing office
• Online (vehicle only) at
dol.wa.gov
• Mail a
Vehicle Report of Sale
or
Vessel Report of Sale
to any vehicle licensing office. Include required fee in a check
or money order, made payable to Department of Licensing.
Buyer
To apply for a new title, take the Certificate of Title and this Bill of Sale to any vehicle licensing office and pay all fees and
taxes. You must apply within 15 days of acquiring the vehicle/ vessel or you will pay a late fee. Late transfer fees start at
$50 and increase to a maximum of $125.
NOTE: This transfer may require an emissions test.
Depending on your specific situation, other forms may be necessary. For more information, contact customer
service at (360) 902-3770. Forms are available online at
dol.wa.gov
or at any vehicle licensing office.
Vehicle/ Vessel information
Sale of (choose one)
License plate/ Registration number
Vehicle identification number (VIN)/Hull identification number (HIN)
Vehicle
Vessel
Model year
Make
Model
Date of sale
Sale price
Seller information
Seller names
Seller address
City
State
ZIP code
Buyer information
Buyer names
Buyer address
City
State
ZIP code
Relationship
Are you an immediate family member receiving this vehicle as a gift? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Yes
No
If “Yes”, what is your relationship to the seller?
X
X
First buyer signs here.
First seller signs here.
Buyer signature
Seller signature
X
X
Second buyer signs here.
Second seller signs here.
Buyer signature
Seller signature
TD-420-065 (R/4/19)VWA