Motor Vehicle- Bill of Sale requirement

Effective January 1, 2020, the Poweshiek County Treasurer’s Office will require customers to provide a bill of sale when transferring titles to motor vehicles between private parties. A bill of sale or purchase agreement is already required for vehicles purchased from a dealership.

The Iowa State County Treasurer’s Association (ISCTA) in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Revenue (DOR) aim to substantiate vehicle purchase prices, which have a direct impact on the fees that are remitted to the State’s Road Use Tax fund.

The Bill of Sale should include the seller’s name, make of the vehicle, year of the vehicle, Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), buyer’s name, date of sale, purchase price and signature of seller.

A Bill of Sale form (PDF) is available on Poweshiek County’s website at poweshiekcounty.org/treasurer