Mississippi Vehicle Bill of Sale
A Bill of Sale is a legal document that provides evidence of the transfer of ownership for a specific item or property. It includes transaction details such as the names and addresses of the buyer and seller, item description, condition (if relevant), sale price, and any warranties or guarantees.
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To prove the authenticity of the sale, purchase, and transfer of title of a vehicle, a Mississippi motor vehicle bill of sale is drawn. This document includes essential details about the person selling, the person buying and the vehicle being sold. This document is a requirement for the successful registration of a vehicle and it is to be approved by authorized persons.
Mileage Declaration Form (Odometer Disclosure Statement): This statement is to be submitted alongside the bill of sale and other documents for the registration of vehicles that are under 10 years old and 16,000 pounds.

Motor Vehicle Registration

Any person who just purchased a vehicle is expected to make registrations for the vehicle within 7 business days of purchasing it. These registrations last for a year and are to be renewed once they expire. Registration must be renewed annually. For a few regions in Mississippi, renewals can be done online. Click here to renew vehicle registration..

Registration Centers

Physical registrations can be done at any of the listed offices of the tax collectors of Mississippi.

Required Documents

  • Proof of purchase and sale (which is a Bill of Sale in this case);

  • Mileage Declaration Form (also known as an Odometer Disclosure Statement);

  • Document showing transfer of title/ownership ( in cases where this document is unavailable or has been misplaced, it can be replaced);

  • A permit to drive as approved in Mississippi;

  • In cases where someone else is carrying out the registration of the vehicle in place of the original owner of the vehicle, a Mississippi Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney is to be submitted alongside the other documents;

  • Payment of Registration Costs; 

  • Documents showing that the vehicle has been Insured with and has limited coverage:

    • For every accident that caused harm to a person, $25,000 is paid;

    • For every accident that leads to the destruction of property, $25,000 is paid; 

    • For every accident that causes physical injury, $50,000 is paid.