A Washington Boat Bill of Sale - also known as the Washington Vessel Bill of Sale - is an official document filled out during the sale of any motorized or non-motorized watercraft. It records the essential details of the transaction, provides information about the parties to the agreement, and serves as legal proof that establishes the fact of ownership transfer.
How to Get a Title for a Boat with a Bill of Sale in Washington State?
It is required to file documentation to obtain a new title within fifteen days from the sale. The buyer submits the following documents in person or by mail to a local vehicle licensing office:
- Form TD-420-065. The Bill of Sale for a boat in Washington State was issued by the state Department of Licensing (DoL) to gather necessary information about the sale and purchase of boats;
- Vessel certificate of title signed over by the ex-owner;
- Form TD-420-289, Vessel Title Application. This document is signed in front of a licensing agent or notary public;
- Emissions testing report.
Do not forget to pay taxes on the vessel and be ready to pay your registration and title fees.
The seller has to release the interest in the vessel not only by signing the certificate of title and giving it to the purchaser but also by notifying the DoL about the transaction. Form TD-420-063, Vessel Report of Sale contains basic information about the watercraft transfer. Complete this document and send it by mail to the Department of Licensing, PO Box 9038, Olympia, WA 98507.
Form TD-420-065 is a legal form designed to record the fact of purchase of a vehicle or vessel sold in the state of Washington.