Boat Bill of Sale - Tennessee

Boat Bill of Sale - Tennessee

What Is a Tennessee Boat Bill of Sale?

A Tennessee Boat Bill of Sale is a legal document that is needed when transferring ownership of a motorized or non-motorized watercraft from a seller to a purchaser. It is one of the most important documents that make the sale legitimate. A Bill of Sale for a boat in Tennessee demonstrates the agreement of the counterparts, proves the payment was made in good faith and protects both parties after the sale has taken place. This document was released by the Tennessee County Clerk , and you can download a fillable Tennessee Boat Bill of Sale form via the link below{class="scroll_to"}.

The other document, essential to make the boat transfer official, is an Affidavit of Non-Dealer Transfers of Motor Vehicles and Boats (Form RV-F1301201). Complete this form when selling or buying from a private party and state if the vessel was sold for a low price or was transferred to certain (tax-exempt) relatives, such as spouses, siblings, lineal relatives, and their spouses.

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Does a Boat Bill of Sale Have to Be Notarized in Tennessee? {id="mcetoc_1dufek4lf0"}

A vessel bill of sale does not require notarization. However, if you wish to add an extra layer of protection to your deal, you may go to a notary public to certify the signatures. A State of Tennessee Boat Bill of Sale must contain the following information:

  1. Date of the sale;
  2. Buyer and seller's names, addresses, and phone numbers;
  3. Boat information - make, year, model, Tennessee registration number, length, and hull identification number;
  4. Motor information - manufacturer, year, model, horsepower, and quantity;
  5. Trailer information - make, year, axles, length, and vehicle identification number;
  6. Sales price;
  7. Signatures of the seller and the buyer.

The seller must give all maintenance records, warranty cards, and other documents to the purchaser who becomes liable for registering the vessel, getting insurance, and paying the fee. The buyer takes the Bill of Sale to the county clerk's office to register the vessel within sixty days from the date of the transaction. You need to fill out a certified Application for Boat Certificate of Number that you obtain through a county clerk's office or from the Tennessee dealer who sold you the watercraft. The Tennessee Department of Revenue also requires you to provide certification that the sales tax was paid when you purchased your boat if it has never been registered to you before.


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