Alaska Bill of Sale Forms
An Alaska Bill of Sale is a document used when selling, gifting, or trading personal property between a buyer and seller. This form can include various types of goods, including a motor vehicle, firearm, and boat. Since the buyer is automatically granted ownership once the seller signs, all payments should be conducted beforehand. After signing occurs, the seller no longer has authority or responsibility for the item.
ATV / Snowmobile Bill of Sale (Form 808) – A form unique to the state of Alaska that is used during the private sale of an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) or Snowmachine (Snowmobile).
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Boat Bill of Sale – A document completed during the sale of watercraft, proving that a sale occurred between the buyer and seller. Registration must occur in the first fifteen (15) days of ownership and lasts for three (3) years at a time.
Firearm Bill of Sale – Used to outline key details of a negotiation between two individuals regarding the trade of a gun for either money or another firearm. It should also be filled out if the seller gifts the firearm to the buyer.
General Bill of Sale – For the selling of machinery, animals, appliances, or any object that is considered generic.
Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale – A template that a buyer and seller fill out together that verifies the purchase of a car, truck, van, or any other motor vehicle that falls under the category.
While ATVs and snowmobiles do not need a title in Alaska, their registration requirements vary. When using the equipment on private land, the state does not require it to be registered. However, owners must register it when riding on public property.
If the sale occurred through a dealership, the seller will submit the registration for the new ATV or snowmobile. On the other hand, owners must register it themselves if they obtained it through a private sale. All documents must be submitted within fifteen (15) days of purchasing.
For more information on where and how to register, visit the Alaska DMV website.
According to Alaska law, residents can place their boats in a body of water only if they are titled, registered, and numbered. Exceptions include:
- Vessels not considered boats (i.e. non-boats);
- Water toys without a source of power (i.e. non-powered boats);
- Watercraft registered elsewhere;
- Government-owned ships; and
- Other boats that do not require registration (§ 05-25-055(a)).
Alaska does not require locals to register a firearm or hold a permit. Background checks are not mandated during the selling process either. However, due to their lenient gun laws, the state highly encourages individuals to report suspicious activity.
The seller also holds the right to refuse the sale if they feel that the buyer is mentally unstable. If the owner is aware of the buyer’s criminal record and proceeds with the transaction anyway, they can be convicted of a felony (§ 11-61-200(2)). To find out more details about Alaska gun laws, reference §§ 11-61-190 to 11.61.220.
Alaskans are legally able to carry concealed guns without a permit. The firearm holder must be an Alaskan resident over the age of twenty-one (21) years. Other requirements can be found on the Alaska DPS website. Individuals who still wish to hold a permit can do so through a qualifying facility. Applicants must submit the following documents when applying:
All vehicles being operated in Alaska must hold a valid registration. Individuals who plan to move to the state must register their vehicle at least ten (10) days before moving. Non-residents can legally drive an out-of-state vehicle for sixty (60 days). When registering for the first time, bring along the following paperwork:
Residents who are renewing their registration can do so online, in-person, or by mail. They must submit all of the above. If the individual is military or a senior, they should view the DOA webpage.