An Alabama Bill of Sale (also referred to as a Sales Slip) is a document used when transferring legal ownership of personal property from a seller to a buyer. The buyer may get the title or possession of the property in exchange for money or another item of value. Alabama Bills of Sale are required even if the new owner receives the asset as a gift or donation. It represents a sales contract or agreement, and it is legally binding between the seller and the buyer. Note that bills of sale apply to personal property only, and they are not used for selling real estate. They may be required when registering the items under the buyer's name.
There are four main types of Bills of Sale in Alabama:
Separate forms for the counties can be downloaded through the links below.
A Bill of Sale in Alabama is required when registering vessels and motor vehicles. On the other hand, the state of Alabama does not require the form when registering a handgun or shotgun when applying for a permit. However, it is recommended to always keep a bill of sale for your personal records, as this document is proof of transfer of the property ownership.
The state does not provide official government-issued bills of sale that cover all of Alabama. However, many counties have their own forms. Individuals can use basic templates to draft their own Sales Slips as long as they follow certain requirements. In general, to ensure that the Alabama Bill of Sale requirements are complied with, bills of sale must feature the following criteria: