"Boat Bill of Sale" - North Dakota

What Is a North Dakota Boat Bill of Sale?

A North Dakota Boat Bill of Sale is a legal binding document that records the transfer of any type of boat from one party (the seller) to another (the purchaser). It contains relevant information about the sale and serves as proof of the boat transfer.

Alternate Names:

  • Watercraft Bill of Sale;
  • Vessel Bill of Sale.

The Watercraft Bill of Sale in North Dakota is necessary as proof of ownership during the vessel registration. However, there are no government-issued forms for the parties to fill out. You may download and complete the ready-made document below or create your own Bill of Sale using our customizable online template.

Does a Boat Bill of Sale have to be Notarized in North Dakota?

North Dakota Bills of Sale do not require notarization, but it is always a good idea to have a third party affirm your deal. If you want to add extra protection, obtain a notary public's certification or ask two witnesses to testify the transfer and sign the papers with you.

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How to Sell a Boat in North Dakota?

A Bill of Sale is an important part of the paperwork that accompanies any transaction for both the seller and the buyer. The seller can prove they are not the owner of the sold watercraft and are no longer responsible for its use, and the buyer can use this form as written evidence of ownership in the event of any fraudulent claims.

Selling any boat in North Dakota involves the following steps:

  1. Check the condition of your watercraft making all necessary repairs;
  2. If the boat has any defects or faults, you must inform the potential buyer about them;
  3. Find a venue to advertise your boat;
  4. Gather all the documents for your watercraft. Make sure you have all necessary documentation and permissions required to transfer the boat ownership
  5. Prepare two copies of the North Dakota Boat Bill of Sale. You should have one for recordkeeping, and the other goes to the buyer. The Bill of Sale must include full names and addresses of the parties, full description of the watercraft, date of sale, and signatures of the parties;
  6. Give the Bill of Sale, the certificate of title, and other pertinent documents to the purchaser.

Once the new owner receives all the documents, a Bill of Sale along with the application for registration, proof of identification and paid registration fees must be filed with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. A vessel must be registered within sixty days.


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North Dakota Boat Bill of Sale
This Bill of Sale has been made on ________________, _____, in the County of
________________, in the ​ S tate of North Dakota ​ b etween the following parties:
________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as the "Buyer") with a
mailing address of ______________________________________________________,
and ________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as the "Seller")
with a mailing address of _________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________.
Purchase Price
The Buyer agrees to pay $___________________, which include Municipal, County,
and State taxes, to the Seller in exchange for the possession and ownership of the
following described boat:
Boat make: ​ _ __________________________________________________________
Year: ​ _ _______________________________________________________________
Hull Identification Number (HIN): ​ _ ______________________________________
Length: ​ _ _____________________________________________________________
Boat type: ​ _ ___________________________________________________________
Odometer reading: ​ _ ___________________________________________________
Registration status: ​ _ ___________________________________________________
Boat registration number: ​ _ _____________________________________________
State of registration: ​ _ __________________________________________________
Trailer make (if included): ​ _ _____________________________________________
Year: ​ _ _______________________________________________________________
Trailer VIN: ​ _ _________________________________________________________
License plate number: ​ _ ________________________________________________
North Dakota Boat Bill of Sale
This Bill of Sale has been made on ________________, _____, in the County of
________________, in the ​ S tate of North Dakota ​ b etween the following parties:
________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as the "Buyer") with a
mailing address of ______________________________________________________,
and ________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as the "Seller")
with a mailing address of _________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________.
Purchase Price
The Buyer agrees to pay $___________________, which include Municipal, County,
and State taxes, to the Seller in exchange for the possession and ownership of the
following described boat:
Boat make: ​ _ __________________________________________________________
Year: ​ _ _______________________________________________________________
Hull Identification Number (HIN): ​ _ ______________________________________
Length: ​ _ _____________________________________________________________
Boat type: ​ _ ___________________________________________________________
Odometer reading: ​ _ ___________________________________________________
Registration status: ​ _ ___________________________________________________
Boat registration number: ​ _ _____________________________________________
State of registration: ​ _ __________________________________________________
Trailer make (if included): ​ _ _____________________________________________
Year: ​ _ _______________________________________________________________
Trailer VIN: ​ _ _________________________________________________________
License plate number: ​ _ ________________________________________________
Description of the motor (if included): ​ _ _________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
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Additional Terms and Conditions
_____________________________________________________________________
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_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
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The Buyer and Seller acknowledge that the boat is being sold without any
representations ("as-is") and that after the sale the Seller shall not have any liabilities
other than the ones detailed in this Bill of Sale.
This Bill of Sale was signed in front of a Notary Public.
Buyer's Signature​ ______________________________
Buyer's Name __________________________________
Seller's Signature ​ _ _____________________________
Seller's Name __________________________________
First Witness Signature​ _________________________
First Witness Printed Name _______________________
Second Witness Signature​ _______________________
Second Witness Printed Name _____________________
Certificate of Acknowledgement
State of ​ N orth Dakota
County of ___________________
On the ___ day of _____________, _____, before me, ________________________,
personally appeared, _______________________________, who proved to me on the
basis of satisfactory evidence to be the person(s) whose name(s) is/are subscribed to
the within instrument and acknowledged to me that he/she/they executed the same in
his/her/their authorized capacity(ies), and that by his/her/their signature(s) on the
instrument the person(s) or the entity upon behalf of which the person(s) acted,
executed the instrument.
WITNESS my hand and official seal.
___________________
Signature of Notary Public
___________________
Printed name of Notary Public
My Commission expires: ___________________
(seal)
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