What Is a Tennessee Boat Bill of Sale?
A Tennessee Boat Bill of Sale is a form you complete to document the transfer of a watercraft from the seller to the purchaser. Traditionally, this document contains the identification and contact information of the parties, a full description of the sold vessel, date of the sale, and the sales price.
The Boat Bill of Sale issued by the Tennessee County Clerk is the most common document that establishes the details of the sale and purchase of a motorized or non-motorized watercraft. It is universally used in the state. The form is required to register a boat - submit it to the local county clerk's office along with the Application for Boat Certificate of Number within 60 days from the date of the sale.
Several counties have region-specific bills of sale:
Additionally, you need to fill out Form RV-F1301201, Affidavit of Non-Dealer Transfers of Motor Vehicles and Boats issued by the Tennessee Department of Revenue along with the Tennessee Boat Bill of Sale when selling or buying a vessel from any private party.
Download this official Tennessee boat form in order to document the transfer of a vessel from a seller to a purchaser. You can prove ownership of the boat with the help of this form and release the previous owner from liability for the watercraft.