Alabama Bill of Sale Forms
An Alabama Bill of Sale is a form that acts as a receipt and proves that a buyer purchased an item from a seller. The document contains the specific details of the purchase. This includes (but is not limited to) the contact information of both individuals, the property’s description, and how the payment occurred. The buyer and seller should keep a copy for their personal records.
Boat Bill of Sale – A form that is required for registration as it proves that a buyer acquired ownership of watercraft from a seller. If the boat was purchased new, the owner must register it within seventy-two (72) hours after purchase. The state of Alabama extends the grace period to fifteen (15) days if the vessel was bought used with current registration.
Firearm Bill of Sale – The legal document that confirms the sale and transfer of a gun from a seller to a buyer.
General Bill of Sale – A template used for selling, trading, or gifting items that do not fall into a specific category.
Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale – Used as a written record to prove that an individual legally purchased and obtained a motor vehicle. As Alabama law mandates, the signed bill of sale and title must be presented to the state within twenty (20) days after the sale to register the vehicle. This amount of time changes, however, if the sale occurred out of the state. In that case, the buyer has thirty (30) days to register their automobile (§ 40-12-262(a)).
Alabama requirements (see Alabama DMV) for boat registration vary depending upon the type of boat and other location-based specifics.
Residents do not need to undergo a background check nor do they need a permit to purchase a gun of any kind. However, it is recommended that they fill out a bill of sale form as proof of purchase.
While Alabama is lenient with their private purchase laws, they do require a permit to concealed carry a handgun (§ 13A-11-75). Pistol permits are county-specific, meaning that laws vary depending on the location of the gun holder. For more information about applying, refer to the Alabama Sheriffs Association website.
Laws differ when registering a motor vehicle in Alabama as they are based on how and where the sale occurred. Find specific details for first-time registration (see Alabama Registration) or registration renewals (see Alabama Registration Renewal). In general, the required documents for registration are as follows.
If the vehicle is being registered by an individual other than the legal owner, an Alabama Motor Vehicle (DMV) Power of Attorney Form must be used.