Iowa Bill of Sale Forms (4)


An Iowa bill of sale is a form that authenticates the transfer of an item between two (2) parties. The information that it includes proves that the deal occurred and provides answers to questions that arise after the sale. Depending on county requirements, notarization may or may not be necessary. If the form needs to be notarized, the buyer and seller cannot sign until they are directed to do so by the notary. After the parties have signed their names, the notary will sign and stamp the form, effectively verifying (and proving) the legitimacy of all recorded signatures

By signing, the buyer and seller are confirming that the details they have provided are correct. If the state of Iowa finds that the bill of sale contains false information, then they can deny the document (§ 321.13).

By Type (4)

Boat Bill of Sale – A form that contains very specific details on how and when the transfer of a vessel happened.

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Firearm Bill of Sale – A document verifying that a gun was exchanged for cash, trade, or by gift.

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General Bill of Sale – Allows a buyer and seller to record the particulars of a deal for an uncategorized item.

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Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale – Contains information about the vehicle, buyer and seller, and payment method when selling.

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Signing requirements

Bill of Sale TypeBuyer SignatureSeller SignatureNotarization
Motor VehicleRequiredRequiredCounty-based
FirearmRequiredRequiredNot required
General (others)Not requiredRequiredNot required