Georgia Bill of Sale Forms (5)


A Georgia bill of sale form provides a seller and buyer with a way of authenticating a deal between them. It is similar to a receipt because it contains information about the good(s) and how the transaction occurred. The seller must define each item properly by including its color, size, year, mileage, and other relevant details. Without the description, the bill of sale loses its authority since it does not identify the personal property. Therefore, this step ensures that the buyer acquires rightful ownership over the item, and the merchant relinquishes their power.


  • Sellers must notify the state of boat, car, and trailer transfers.
  • Residents can only use the state-given form for vessel and vehicle sales.
  • Owners of trailers must register them following the purchase.

Types (5)

Boat Bill of Sale – A document used to record the details of a vessel sale.

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Firearm Bill of Sale – Filled out by a buyer and seller when transferring ownership of a gun.

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General Bill of Sale – Proves that the transaction of a non-specific item occurred between two (2) parties.

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Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale – Outline how a person sold a passenger vehicle to another individual.

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Trailer Bill of Sale – Executed when a merchant sells a utility trailer to a buyer.

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Signing Requirements

Bill of Sale TypeBuyer SignatureSeller SignatureNotarization
BoatRequiredRequiredNot required
FirearmRequiredRequiredNot required
General (others)RequiredRequiredNot required
Motor VehicleRequiredRequiredNot required
TrailerRequiredRequiredNot required

What is a Georgia Bill of Sale?

A Georgia bill of sale endows a person with rights and responsibilities for an item after purchasing it. The buyer often pays for the personal property through cash, check, or card. However, they can also trade an item of equal value in place of currency.

In some cases, the recipient receives an item by gift. The owner must still complete a bill of sale, even when an exchange of funds does not occur. This step allows the giftee to prove their ownership and verify the item’s valuation at the time of the sale. They can also officially treat the possession like their own and handle matters such as registration.

Registration Forms: Boats

Vessel owners must file their application at a Department of Natural Resources (DNR) office, by mail, or online.

  • Bill of Sale (Form DNR LBRU) – Filled out by a buyer and seller to record a boat transaction.
  • GA Vessel Registration / Title Application – The applicant completes this form to request a Georgia boat registration and title.
  • Payment – Fees vary according to the boat’s length and any additional costs.
  • Identification (ID) – To verify the identity of the vessel owner.
  • Title – The current title for out-of-state boats. If the vessel does not have a title, the owner must present the current registration.

Additional (Optional) Documents

  • Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin (MCO) – The dealership provides this document to the new owner, explaining the ship’s make and model.

Registration Forms: Firearms

Firearms do not need registration in Georgia. Instead, individuals can submit paperwork for a concealed carry license to hide their gun on their body in public. The probate court reviews and accepts or denies permits. Use the instructions to learn more about proceeding with the application process.

  • Weapons Carry License (WCL) Application – The applicant must obtain this form through a clerk at a probate court location.
  • Payment – The standard fee is $75, although the amount changes by county.
  • Identification (ID) – Proof of identity, Georgia residency, and U.S. citizenship.
  • Fingerprints – Occurs at the probate office or a local law enforcement agency.

Registration Forms: Vehicles

Motor vehicle registrations must occur in person at a nearby county tag office or by mail.

Additional (Optional) Documents

Registration Forms: Trailers

Apply for a trailer registration and title at a county tag office.

Additional (Optional) Documents

  • Homemade Trailer Affidavit (Form T-23) – For homemade trailers only and requires notarization. The owner must also present the sales receipt or bill of sale with it.
  • Permission for County Assigned Serial Plate for a Homemade Trailer (Form T-22C) – Provided by the county tag office to apply for a homemade boat serial plate.