A California Generic Bill of Sale is the legal agreement between two parties, the seller and the buyer, regarding the transfer of property. This legally binding document should be filled out and kept by both, the seller and the buyer. The seller will have a written record containing all the transaction details. The buyer will receive a solid proof of purchase.
According to California laws, you are not obliged to fill out a Bill of Sale when transferring a minor property. However, it is a good idea to complete one. It will help you to keep the relevant information and provide you with proof of purchase. This evidence may be useful if any legal issues arise.
California does not provide a state-issued Generic Bill of Sale. You can either download and complete the template provided below or use our customizable online template to build your own California Bill of Sale. The custom form you create will be considered a valid proof of purchase as long as it follows the state requirements.
As to the form and size of the document, the state does not have any specific requirements. Prepare the form in two original copies for each party to keep one.
Notarizing a Bill of Sale in California is optional. The state does not require a notary public to testify your deal; signatures of both parties are enough for the document to be a legal agreement. At the same time, if you want something more secure, you can add a block for notarization when creating your Generic Bill of Sale.
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