Form 678 "Watercraft Bill of Sale" - Arizona

Arizona Game and Fish Boat Bill of Sale

Form 678, Watercraft Bill of Sale is a state-specific form used to document the transfer of watercraft from a seller to a buyer. The form was issued by the Arizona Game and Fish Department and last revised on November 28, 2018. Download an official Form 678 through the link below.

Alternate Names:

  • Arizona Boat Bill of Sale;
  • Arizona Vessel Bill of Sale.

The Arizona Watercraft Bill of Sale is a legal proof that the boat was sold and purchased. It may serve as a receipt for the payment made by the buyer and is a legally binding agreement that protects both the seller and the buyer from potentially fraudulent claims. The buyer must submit the completed and signed document to the nearest office of the Arizona Game and Fish Department along with the completed registration application, payment of the registration fee, and either the manufacturer's statement of origin (if the buyer registers a new boat) or the current registration containing the signature of the previous owner.

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How to Sell a Boat in Arizona?

The boat owners who want to sell their watercraft in Arizona must prepare the Arizona Boat Bill of Sale. The completion of this form is required by the Arizona state laws. It must contain all the basic information necessary for the registration of the boat. At a minimum, it must include:

  • Name of the seller;
  • Name of the buyer;
  • Name of the manufacturer of the indicated boat, if known;
  • Hull identification number, also known as HIN. It is a permanent serial number that consists of 12 letters and digits and serves for unique identification of your boat. Note that a homemade boat or a boat manufactured before November 1, 1972, are exempted from this requirement by R12-4-505;
  • The amount the buyer has paid for the boat;
  • Amount of sales taxes paid if the watercraft is bought at an auction or from a dealer;
  • Signature of the seller or sellers.

It is also recommended to enter the addresses of both the seller and the buyer (including city, state, and ZIP-code), the date of sale, and the description of the watercraft sold (including the boat registration number and the state it was issued in, the year the indicated watercraft was manufactured, and the length of the boat).

Does a Boat Bill of Sale Have to Be Notarized in Arizona?

The document is considered valid after the seller signs it. It does not require any additional certification by a notary public. All the watercraft owners who sell their boats in Arizona must inform the Arizona Game and Fish Department about the sale within 15 days.


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WATERCRAFT BILL OF SALE
Arizona Game and Fish Department
5000 W. Carefree Hwy.
Phoenix, AZ 85086
602-942-3000
Note: All information marked with an asterisk (*) must be provided for watercraft
registration to be transferred.
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*Seller’s Name:
R
Address:
O
M
City, State, Zip:
*Buyer’s Name:
T
Address:
O
City, State, Zip:
W
*Manufacturer (if known):
A
T
*Hull Identification Number:
E
Registration Number:
Issued By State of:
R
C
Year Built:
Length:
Feet
Inches
R
A
*Purchase Price (when applicable):
F
T
*Sales Tax Paid (when applicable):
*______________________________________
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______________________
Date
Signature of Seller/Sellers
______________________________________
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SSWC_WC 4.5_Form 678_
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WATERCRAFT BILL OF SALE
Arizona Game and Fish Department
5000 W. Carefree Hwy.
Phoenix, AZ 85086
602-942-3000
Note: All information marked with an asterisk (*) must be provided for watercraft
registration to be transferred.
F
*Seller’s Name:
R
Address:
O
M
City, State, Zip:
*Buyer’s Name:
T
Address:
O
City, State, Zip:
W
*Manufacturer (if known):
A
T
*Hull Identification Number:
E
Registration Number:
Issued By State of:
R
C
Year Built:
Length:
Feet
Inches
R
A
*Purchase Price (when applicable):
F
T
*Sales Tax Paid (when applicable):
*______________________________________
___
______________________
Date
Signature of Seller/Sellers
______________________________________
___
SSWC_WC 4.5_Form 678_
/2 /201