Louisiana Bill of Sale Forms (5)

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Louisiana bill of sale form is utilized by a seller to describe how and when the transfer of an item occurred. The exchange can occur in three ways: 1) cash or check, 2) through trade, or 3) by gift. While not all transactions require a bill of sale form, the purchase of watercraft or a car requires it. This step is mandatory because the Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) needs a bill of sale to register a boat or vehicle.

Summary

  • Car, vessel, and trailer bill of sale forms require notarization.
  • Louisiana allows residents to submit first-time boat registrations via mail.
  • Residents selling a firearm do not need to conduct a background check on the buyer.

Types (5)

Boat Bill of Sale Completed to document the transaction of a vessel between a buyer and seller.

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Firearm Bill of SaleUsed to record the details of a gun sale.

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General Bill of SaleFilled out by a seller to give a buyer ownership of an item.

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Motor Vehicle Bill of SaleA fillable form that proves an owner sold their vehicle to a buyer.

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Trailer Bill of Sale – A document accompanying a title and/or registration to prove ownership when selling a utility trailer.

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Signing Requirements

Bill of Sale TypeBuyer SignatureSeller SignatureNotarization
BoatRequiredRequiredRequired
FirearmRequiredRequiredNot required
General (others)Not requiredRequiredNot required
Motor VehicleRequiredRequiredRequired
TrailerRequiredRequiredRequired

What is a Louisiana Bill of Sale?

A Louisiana bill of sale initiates the displacement of goods from one person to another. It tells authorities and third parties that the buyer has taken the title of “owner.”

The person can use the document to show someone they own the item, particularly when handling official transactions. For instance, an insurance company could require the individual to send a signed bill of sale form before providing them with a policy. In addition, the new owner can use the form to re-sell the item in the future if they ever wish to do so.


Registration Forms: Boats

Mail registration forms or submit them in person at a Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries (LDWF) Office.

  • Bill of Sale – A proof of purchase between a boat owner and purchaser.
  • Boat Registration + Motor Title Application (Form 55) – Used to apply for a boat or motor title registration.
  • Tax Payment Certification for Boat Registration (Form R-1331) – A document that proves the owner has paid sales tax on the boat.
  • Payment – Fees depend on the boat’s length and range between $36 and $99.
  • Certificate of Title – Only considered valid if signed. If the form has been damaged or lost, the owner must fill out Form 55.
  • Driver’s License – The owner must show their official Louisiana driver’s license identification (ID) to prove their identity. If the owner does not have a driver’s license, they must present another form of government ID, such as a passport or birth certificate.

Additional (Optional) Documents


Registration Forms: Firearms

Louisiana does not require gun registration or a permit to buy. Private sellers do not need to conduct background checks on buyers as long as the individual does not have a criminal or mental health history. Firearm holders can choose to apply for a concealed carry license, which opens up the number of places they can have a gun on them in public. They must give the necessary forms to the Department of Public Safety and Corrections in person, by mail, or online.

  • Louisiana Concealed Handgun Permit Application (Form DPSSP 4645) – The state provides this document and includes instructions for applicants to complete it. An online version is available for those who want to apply remotely.
  • Payment – Fees depend on the applicant’s age and the permit’s duration.
  • Proof of Training – The person applying must prove they can responsibly use and possess a firearm by showing a certificate of completing a firearms safety course. A verified instructor must have taught the class for the state to accept it.
  • Proof of Residency – A Louisiana driver’s license or state ID card.
  • Fingerprint Card – A trained technician must take the fingerprints in ink. The cards must have the applicant’s credentials, including their name, signature, address, birth date, social security number, and physical identifiers.
  • Additional Information – The person applying must disclose their history of divorces or legal separations and criminal history or charges. They must also include if they were a part of the military services or if they have any medical conditions.

Registration Forms: Vehicles

Register a vehicle in Louisiana by locating an OMV Office.

  • Bill of Sale – A completed form signed by the buyer, seller, and a notary public.
  • Odometer Disclosure Statement (Form DPSMV 1606) – Verifies the mileage at the time of the sale.
  • Vehicle Application (Form DPSMV 1799) – The vehicle owner completes this document to receive a registration.
  • Payment – Fees depend on the type of vehicle and its weight. The office will also charge state and county taxes upon registration.
  • Insurance Policy (Minimum Requirements) –  
    • $15,000 for bodily injury (per person);
    • $30,000 for bodily injury (2+ people); and
    • $25,000 for property damage.
  • Certificate of Title – The owner must present the original copy. If the original document has been lost or damaged, the owner must complete Form DPSMV 1799.
  • Louisiana Driver’s License – An unexpired government-issued card from Louisiana.

Additional (Optional) Documents


Registration Forms: Trailers

Louisiana trailer registration and titling occur through the OMV.

  • Bill of Sale – To prove their ownership, a buyer uses this form (which requires notarization).
  • Payment – The owner must pay for general registration and titling fees, plus state and local taxes.
  • Identification (ID) – Louisiana requires a photo ID of the applicant to confirm their identity.

Additional (Optional) Documents

  • Homemade Trailer Affidavit (Form DPSSP 4117) – Residents use this document to confirm they have built a homemade trailer and define its purpose (i.e., boat, utility, farming, etc.).
  • Inspection – A nearby Louisiana State Police Officer must inspect all homemade boats to assign a vehicle identification number (VIN).
  • Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin (MSO) – Owners of new trailers must present this form to the OMV.

OMV Offices: By County

COUNTYPHONE NUMBEROMV OFFICE ADDRESS
Abbeville(337) 893-1316

112 Rue Centre

Abbeville, LA 70510

Alexandria(318) 487-5933

5602 Coliseum Boulevard

Alexandria, LA 71303

Amite(985) 748-2081

112 E Mulberry Street

Amite, LA 70422

Arcadia(318) 263-8649

2428 Second Street, Suite A

Arcadia, LA 71001

Bastrop(318) 283-0875

510 N Washington Street

Bastrop, LA 71220

Baton Rouge(225) 925-6146

7701 Independence Boulevard

Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Bogalusa(985) 732-6628

62041 Benjamin Road

Bogalusa, LA 70427

Bossier(318) 741-7113

5050 Industrial Drive Ext

Bossier, LA 71112

Breaux Bridge(337) 332-1622

101 Berard Street, Suite D

Breaux Bridge, LA 70517

Bunkie(318) 346-7798

220 South West Main Street

Bunkie, LA 71322

Buras(504) 564-6667

117 Auditorium Drive

Buras, LA 70041

Cameron(337) 775-2238

148 Smith Circle, Suite 151

Cameron, LA 70631

Chalmette(504) 278-6513

3870 E Judge Perez Drive

Meraux, LA 70075

Clinton(225) 683-5746

11086 Bank Street

Clinton, LA 70722

Colfax(318) 627-5739

306 8th Street

Colfax, LA 71417

Columbia(318) 649-7443

232 Riser Street

Columbia, LA 71418

Coushatta(318) 932-3250

1213 E Carrol

Coushatta, LA 71019

Crowley(337) 788-7505

1710 W Second Street

Crowley, LA 70526

DeQuincy(337) 786-4720

101 S Pine Street

DeQuincy, LA 70633

DeRidder(337) 463-8865

2366 Hwy 190 West

DeRidder, LA 70634

Donaldsonville(225) 474-2040

413 Williams Street

Donaldsonville, LA 70346

Eunice(337) 457-7638

2101 W Ash Street

Eunice, LA 70535

Farmerville(318) 368-3080

303 C East Water Street

Farmerville, LA 71241

Franklinton(985) 795-1015

309 11th Avenue

Franklinton, LA 70438

Golden Meadow(985) 475-6244

108 Jervis Drive

Golden Meadow, LA 70357

Gonzales(225) 647-9725

320 East Ascension Street

Gonzales, LA 70737

Gramercy(225) 869-8523

827 N Pine Street, Suite B

Gramercy, LA 70052

Greensburg(225) 222-4449

38 S Main

Greensburg, LA 70441

Hahnville(985) 783-9168

15012A River Road

Hahnville, LA 70057

Harvey(504) 361-6222

2150 Westbank Expressway, Suite 101

Harvey, LA 70058

Homer(318) 927-3912

829 W Main Street

Homer, LA 71040

Houma(985) 857-3675

108 Capital Boulevard

Houma, LA 70360

Jena(318) 992-4791

1090 E Elwood Street

Jena, LA 71342

Jennings(337) 824-5750

210 S State Street

Jennings, LA 70546

Jonesboro(318) 259-7197

524 Pershing Highway

Jonesboro, LA 71251

Jonesville(3180) 339-6102

212 Fourth Street

Jonesville, LA 71343

Kenner(504) 463-5783

421 Williams Boulevard

Kenner, LA 70062

Kinder(337) 738-5669

333 8th Street

Kinder, LA 70648

Lafayette(337) 896-8121

3241 NW Evangeline Thurway, Suite A

Lafayette, LA 70507

Lake Charles(337) 491-2102

951 Main Street

Lake Charles, LA 70615

Lake Providence(318) 559-2917

409 2nd Street, Suite 3

Lake Providence, LA 71254

Leesville(337) 238-6434

1315 N 5th Street

Leesville, LA 71446

Livingston(225) 686-1447

20355 Government Boulevard

Livingston, LA 70754

Mandeville(985) 624-4445

1715 N Causeway Boulevard

Mandeville, LA 70471

Mansfield(318) 872-3202

619 Franklin Street

Mansfield, LA 71052

Many(318) 256-4128

109 N Highland

Many, LA 71449

Marksville(318) 253-9773

311 N Monroe

Marksville, LA 71351

Minden(318) 371-3003

301 Morris Drive

Minden, LA 71055

Monroe(318) 362-3121

5171 Northeast Road

Monroe, LA 71203

Morgan City(985) 380-2443

1200 Victor II Boulevard

Morgan City, LA 70380

Napoleonville(985) 369-7745

105 Dr. Martin Luther King

Napoleonville, LA 70390

Natchitoches(318) 357-3166

113 South Drive, Suite 10

Natchitoches, LA 71457

New Iberia(337) 373-0054

1613 E Main Street

New Iberia, LA 70560

New Orleans(504) 483-1870

100 Veterans Boulevard

New Orleans, LA 70124

New Orleans – East(504) 243-7501

7500 Bullard Avenue, Suite 104

New Orleans, LA 70128

New Roads(225) 638-6789

242 Hospital Road, Unit A

New Roads, LA 70760

Oak Grove(318) 428-4963

706 E Main Street, Suite 1

Oak Grove, LA 71263

Oakdale(318) 335-2578

229 S 10th Street

Oakdale, LA 71463

Opelousas(337) 948-0235

1638 Creswell Extension #3

Opelousas, LA 70570

Pineville(318) 487-5949

831 Main Street

Pineville, LA 71360

Plaquemine(225) 687-5884

57815 Fort Street

Plaquemine, LA 70764

Port Allen(225) 925-6146

782 Louisiana Avenue

Port Allen, LA 70767

Rayville(318) 728-3048

6 Lynn Gayle Robertson Road

Rayville, LA 71269

Reserve(985) 479-5188

4034 W Airline Highway

Reserve, LA 70084

Ruston(318) 251-4148

104 W Arizona

Ruston, LA 71270

Shreveport(318) 688-6807

9310 Normandie Drive

Shreveport, LA 71118

Slidell(985) 646-6461

1514 Lindberg Drive, Suite 100

Slidell, LA 70458

St. Francisville(225) 635-6880

5932 Commerce Street

St. Francisville, LA 70775

St. Joseph(318) 766-3239

203 Hancock Street

Courthouse Annex

St. Joseph, LA 71366

Sulphur(337) 625-0304

940 Beglis Parkway

Sulphur, LA 70663

Tallulah(318) 574-4481

1703 Felicia Drive

Tallulah, LA 71282

Thibodaux(985) 447-0910

1424 Tiger Drive

Thibodaux, LA 70301

Vidalia(318) 336-7137

2009 Billy Deal Lane

Vidalia, LA 71373

Ville Platte(337) 363-3140

1004 W LaSalle Street

Ville Platte, LA 70586

Vivian(318) 375-4900

102-A E Georgia

Vivian, LA 71082

West Monroe(318) 362-3424

501 Natchitoches

West Monroe, LA 71291

Westwego(504) 349-8776

1100 4th Street

Westwego, LA 70094

Winnfield(318) 628-6059

100 W Main Street

Courthouse Bldg. Rm 1

Winnfield, LA 71483

Winnsboro(318) 435-2148

2601 Loop Road

Winnsboro, LA 71295