Arizona Bill of Sale Forms (5)
An Arizona bill of sale form is completed by a resident of the state (the seller) when exchanging an item by cash, trade, or gift to another person (the buyer). The document must contain the contact information of both parties, a complete description of each object sold, and the type of transaction that occurred.
Boat Bill of Sale – Proves that a water vessel (previously owned by another person) rightfully belongs to the new owner.
Firearm Bill of Sale – Provides an individual with the legal ability to confirm their gun ownership.
General Bill of Sale – Accompanies the sale of items used for practical or decorative purposes.
Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale – Summarizes how a seller transferred a motorized vehicle to a buyer, allowing them to prove ownership.
Trailer Bill of Sale – Utilized in the lawful transfer of a utility trailer from one person to another.
|Bill of Sale Type||Buyer Signature||Seller Signature||Notarization|
|Boat||Not required||Required||Not required|
|General (others)||Required||Required||Not required|
|Motor Vehicle||Not required||Required||Required|
What is an Arizona Bill of Sale?
An Arizona bill of sale assumes the buyer as the new owner of an item and the seller as the previous owner. It explains the object’s history, including repairs, involvement in accidents, and accrued damages.
Having newfound rights and responsibilities for the item, the buyer accepts it in as-is condition. This individual assumes liability if the property breaks, malfunctions, or causes damages, injury, or death after the sale. As a result, they must perform repairs, pay fines, or serve jail time, depending on the severity of the situation. Obtaining insurance (especially for motorized items) reduces this risk by providing coverage if an accident happens.
A bill of sale form also acts as a receipt for gift sales. It provides information about the exchange to prove the recipient’s ownership since they did not pay for the item. Furthermore, it protects the individual from unlawful claims since it verifies they did not steal or illegally acquire it.
Registration Forms: Boats
Bring the applicable documents to an Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) Office.
Registration Forms: Firearms
Guns do not require registration in Arizona. Residents also do not need a license to open or concealed carry. However, they can choose to obtain a permit to open or concealed carry in additional locations. To carry out this action, the applicant must submit the documents listed below (along with payment) to a Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director’s Office.
Registration Forms: Vehicles
Owners must register their vehicle at a Motor Vehicle Department (MVD) location.
Additional (Optional) Documents
- Arizona Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney (Form 48-1001) – A legal document that makes it possible for a representative to register, title, buy, sell, or take care of car-related duties for someone else.
- Emissions Testing – For residents of Phoenix and Tucson only.
Registration Forms: Trailers
Trailers in Arizona require registration and title, which they can obtain by submitting the forms below to an MVD location.
Additional (Optional) Documents
- Level 1 Vehicle Inspection (Form 48-4503) – For identifying a homemade trailer before obtaining a vehicle identification number (VIN).