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What Is a Bill of Sale?

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A Bill of Sale is a document needed to formalize a legitimate sale or transfer of personal property. It resembles a receipt that includes information about both parties of the transaction. It also proves that the property rights have been transferred from seller to buyer, thus, it protects both parties in case of a disagreement.

The document is also known as:

  • Sales Slip;
  • Sales Receipt;
  • Proof of Purchase;
  • Proof of Payment;
  • Proof of Sale.

There exist a number of different types of Bill of Sale that reflect the conditions of the deal. Bills of sale can be absolute, conditional, quitclaim or warranty.

Where Can I Get a Bill of Sale?

Depending on your needs and the type of transaction, you may either visit your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or go to a tax assessor's or collector's office in your state. If the purchase is performed through a licensed dealer, all the paperwork is to be handled by the dealer. You may also wish to ask an attorney to prepare an official bill of sale for you. 

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In other cases, writing your own document can be an option. Select a specific type of transaction from the options below or create your own bill of sale template designed for any and every purpose you may have:

1. Generic Bill of Sale

These forms may be used to document the transfer of any type of property to a new owner, as long as the seller's state of legal residence does not have laws that declare otherwise.

2. Vehicle Bill of Sale

A Car or Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale is a legal document used to transfer the ownership of a vehicle from one party to another. Depending on the state, this document may be required or not. 

The form itself may also vary from state to state with some states providing specific department-issued forms that are to be used. Most vehicle sale receipts include the type of vehicle, the model, make, odometer reading, identification number and year, as well as the seller’s and buyer’s information, the date and price of the purchase and the parties’ signatures.

3. Boat Bill of Sale

A Boat or Watercraft Bill of Sale is used to legally record the transfer of a watercraft from a seller to a buyer. The form mostly contains information similar to that required by the other sales receipts along with the price and description of the boat being sold, its hull identification number (HIN), the date of sale and information on both participating parties. 

The requirements, however, might differ depending on the state. In most states, registration of the boat is required shortly after the transaction. Depending on your state of residence, you might also need to pay a sales tax. 

3. Firearm Bill of Sale

A Rifle or Gun Bill of Sale is a document that describes a sale of a firearm to a customer in writing. Additional names for the form include a firearm sale receipt, a firearm purchase agreement, and a firearm sale contract. You are not obligated to have a sales receipt while purchasing or selling of a gun, however, it is wise to have one to protect yourself from any legal or criminal issues that might arise.

How to Make a Bill of Sale?

We have prepared a list with all the information you have to include in your form, as well as some before-printing tips for those wondering how to write a Bill of Sale.

Don’t forget to include:

  • Seller's name and address;
  • Buyer's name and address;
  • A detailed description of the item you are about to sell as well as legal information - such as serial numbers, identification numbers, etc.;
  • Information on the location of the transaction;
  • Transaction date;
  • History of ownership;
  • Warranty;
  • Amount of sale;
  • Agreements related to the payment method;
  • Sales tax information.

Don’t forget to check your form before printing:

  • Check that all the information you include is legit;
  • Make sure there is a place for signatures: the buyer’s, the seller’s and the witness’s (if there is one);
  • Make copies of the paperwork for both parties.

What Is the Difference Between a Bill of Sale and a Title?

It is important to understand the difference between these two documents. Bills of sale exist in Сommon law independently of legislation. Being a simple document, it does not prove the ownership itself, but serves mostly as a record of the property transaction and has information on when and where the transaction took place. The form does not have the same legal force as a title does, but it is still useful evidence of the details, conditions and the fact of the transaction itself.

A title transfer, however, is a document that officially notifies the governing state not only about the act of transferring of an item from one party to another but also about granting the buyer the ownership status. 

Who Can Sign a Bill of Sale?

It is always a good idea to use the form when purchasing an item in order to protect your legal rights. Both parties of the deal are to sign this contract so that it has a legal force. The participants must read the paperwork thoroughly before signing it.

In some states, a notary is required to witness the act of signing the document. Even though in some states a witness is optional, it is a good idea to get one. This will prove the authenticity of the document if any disputes arise in the future.

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Form T-7 Vehicle Bill of Sale - Georgia

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Use this form to document the details of a motor vehicle. These details include the vehicle's odometer mileage, vehicle's title and other important information required to sell a vehicle in Georgia. This document can be used as proof of sale, as it is a legal agreement between the buyer and the seller.

Form H-31 Vehicle/Boat Bill of Sale - Connecticut

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Use this form in order to document the details of the purchase of a vehicle in the state of Connecticut, as well as to protect yourself against legal issues that may arise in the future.

Form CS-L(SS)47 Bicycle/Moped Bill of Sale - Hawaii

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Another name for this document is the Hawaii Motorcycle Bill of Sale form. Use this form in order to document the transfer of a bicycle or moped from the seller the buyer. The document has important information used to identify the seller, the buyer, and the sold item.

Form CS-L(MVR)40 Vehicle Bill of Sale - Hawaii

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This legal document is also known as the Hawaii Vehicle Bill of Sale form. Download it if you need to sell or buy a vehicle in the state of Hawaii. The form documents your purchase, serves as legal proof of the deal and is accepted by any official agency.

Form TR-39 Vehicle Ownership Transfer Agreement - Kansas

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Download this official Kansas Vehicle Bill of Sale form to have a temporary proof of purchase. The form serves also as a permit that allows to operate a car without an officially issued title or registration.

Form REG-135 Vehicle/Boat Bill of Sale - California

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This form is a document you use to substantiate the transfer of a motor vehicle or watercraft from the seller to the buyer. This state-approved document helps to record the transaction information and serves as proof of purchase.

Form TR-312 Vehicle Bill of Sale - Kansas

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This is a legal form you fill out when transferring the vehicle from the seller to the buyer. The form records the essential information about the sale of the sold vehicle and transfers ownership in the case of antique cars.

Form 678 Watercraft Bill of Sale - Arizona

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This is a state-specific form used to document the transfer of a watercraft from one party to another. It serves as legal proof that the boat was sold and purchased. The form is useful to both parties, the seller and the buyer.

Form ITD 3738 Vehicle/Boat Bill of Sale - Idaho

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Use this form if you wish to sell a motor vehicle, trailer, or boat. It was issued by the Idaho Department of Transportation and is required for a legal registration and operation of a vehicle in the state.

Form HSMV-82050 Notice of Sale and/Or Bill of Sale for a Motor Vehicle, Mobile Home, off-Highway Vehicle or Vessel - Florida

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Use this document if you need to buy or sell a vehicle, mobile home or a vessel in the state of Florida. This form serves both as a bill of sale and notice of sale and is required during the vehicle's registration. It is an important document for the seller and the buyer.

State Form 44237 Vehicle/Vessel Bill of Sale - Indiana

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Download this official state-issued form if you need to document the sale or purchase of a vehicle. The issuing agency is the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV). It is the same form as the one used to record the sale of a watercraft in the state of Indiana.

State Form 23104 Mechanic's Lien Bill of Sale - Indiana

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Fill out this form, issued by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), if you are a mechanic's lien holder and need to sell a vehicle in Indiana. This form is an important part of sales documentation needed to obtain the certificate of title.

Form 10-313 Vehicle Bill of Sale/Odometer Disclosure Statement - Arkansas

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This document is a record of a sold vehicle in the state of Arkansas. It shows important information about the sale of the vehicle and the parties of the deal. Use this form during the transfer of ownership of your vehicle and as proof of purchase.

Form 48-2004 Vehicle Bill of Sale - Arizona

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This is a legal form used in Arizona to document the purchase of a motor vehicle. It was issued by the Arizona Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Division in March 2015 and has served as proof of transaction since then. It is a legally binding agreement.

Form DNR LBRU Georgia Certified True Bill of Sale for Vessel - Georgia

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This is a legal form used during the sale or purchase of a watercraft. It is an important document you will need to record the transfer of ownership and make your transaction legitimate.

Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale - Maine

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Size: 111 KB
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Use this form to sell or buy a vehicle in the state of Maine in order to document the details of your transaction. This form constitutes legal proof of the transfer and thus protects the legal interests of the seller and the buyer.

Boat Bill of Sale - Alabama

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An Alabama Boat Bill of Sale is a legal document that the seller will provide to the buyer at the time of purchase to prove the change in ownership of a vessel.

Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale - Alabama

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An Alabama Vehicle Bill of Sale is a form that proves the sale and purchase of motor vehicles between two individuals or between an entity and an individual.

Firearm Bill of Sale - Alabama

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An Alabama Firearm Bill of Sale is a form that records the sale of a gun or pistol within the jurisdiction of the state of Alabama.

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Generic Bill of Sale - Alabama

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An Alabama Generic Bill of Sale is a form that proves the transfer of legal ownership of personal property from a seller to a buyer in the State of Alabama.

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Boat Bill of Sale - Alaska

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Download this document to prove the fact of a boat purchase in the state of Alaska. You have to prepare this form to serve as a purchase receipt and as written proof of the purchase.

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Firearm Bill of Sale - Alaska

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The Alaska Firearm Bill of Sale is a legally binding agreement that testifies the transfer of any kind of firearm from one party to the other.

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Generic Bill of Sale - Alaska

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An Alaska Generic Bill of Sale is a document used to record the sale of different types of property - including equipment, livestock, furniture, and other property.

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Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale - Alaska

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An Alaska Vehicle Bill of Sale is a form used to confirm the sale of a car, truck, trailer, or any other motor vehicle.

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Firearm Bill of Sale - Arizona

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Use this form if you wish to document your transaction of a firearm. The form is used to record the transfer of any type of gun from the seller to the buyer. If properly filled out, it becomes a legally binding agreement and can serve as a receipt for the buyer.

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Generic Bill of Sale - Arizona

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​An Arizona Generic Bill of Sale is a document you complete every time you are buying or selling personal property in the State of Arizona.

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Vehicle Bill of Sale (Credit for Vehicle Sold) - Arkansas

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This Arkansas Vehicle Bill of Sale is an agreement between the seller and the buyer that records the sale or transfer of a vehicle (used motor vehicles, trailers, and semi-trailers) from one party to the other.

Boat Bill of Sale - Arkansas

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Size: 144 KB
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Use this document if you are buying or selling a boat in order to transfer the ownership of the vessel in exchange for monetary compensation. You can use this document for purchasing of used, new, or handmade boats.

Firearm Bill of Sale - Arkansas

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Size: 155 KB
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Download this form if you need to legally transfer the ownership of a firearm (pistol, rifle, or any other handgun) from the seller to the buyer. The deal goes for individuals or entities.

Generic Bill of Sale - Arkansas

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The Arkansas Generic Bill of Sale is a document outlining the details of a transaction that a seller and a buyer have entered and acts as a record of information on the deal.

Generic Bill of Sale - California

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Use this California Generic Bill of Sale, a legal agreement between two parties of the deal, if you need to record the information about your transaction. Make sure you keep a copy of the document, whether you are the seller or the buyer.

Firearm Bill of Sale - California

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A California Firearm Bill of Sale is a document used to record the transfer of different kinds of firearms from one party to the other (from the seller to the buyer). This properly completed and signed form is considered a legally binding agreement that proves the fact of sale.

Vessel/Ohv/Snowmobile Vehicle Bill of Sale Template - Colorado

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Download this official form to fill it out every time you buy or sell a watercraft in the state of Colorado. It is a legally binding agreement that constitutes a proof of payment during the boat transfer.

Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale - Colorado

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This is a legal document you need in order to document the transfer of a motor vehicle. This form contains documentation of the basic essential details of the deal and is an important part of the sales.

Generic Bill of Sale - Colorado

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The Colorado Generic Bill of Sale is used to prove you are the owner of a property. This document records the details about the purchase between the two parties of the transaction. Properly completed, it is a legal document accepted by any official agency in the state.

Firearm Bill of Sale - Colorado

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Size: 155 KB
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You can use this document to fill out and sign as legal proof a firearms' transfer from the seller to the buyer. It has important information about the sale and is a legally binding contract in the case if you need to substantiate a lawful claim.

Generic Bill of Sale - Connecticut

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A Connecticut Generic Bill of Sale is used to show you are the owner of a property. This document records the information about the purchase between the two parties of the transaction.

Boat Bill of Sale - Delaware

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Size: 144 KB
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Download this form if you need to sell or purchase a watercraft in the state of Delaware. This form is equally important for both the seller and the buyer. Its main purpose is to serve as proof of payment of the boat transfer.

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Generic Bill of Sale - Delaware

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This form is filled out to record the transfer of personal property from the seller to the buyer. You can use it to buy or sell various items, including jewelry, tools, electronics, home appliances, furniture, and others.

Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale - Delaware

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Size: 146 KB
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Also called the Delaware Car Bill of Sale, this legally binding document is used during a car sale or purchase. It contains information about the parties, as well as the terms and details of the vehicle transfer. The form is used for any type of vehicle.