Michigan Bill of Sale Forms (5)
A Michigan bill of sale form designates an individual as the new owner of a manufactured or homemade item. It encompasses motor vehicles, firearms, boats, and other valuable possessions. The document also details pertinent information about the item being sold or gifted. It includes the contact information of both the buyer and seller, such as phone numbers, addresses, and email addresses.
Boat Bill of Sale – A buyer’s proof of purchase for a vessel from a seller.
Firearm Bill of Sale – Used to document the transfer of ownership for guns, ammunition, or other related items.
General Bill of Sale – Documents a sale of an item from one person to another.
Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale – Filled out to provide evidence an owner sold a car to a buyer.
Trailer/Watercraft/Snowmobile Bill of Sale – Completed to outline a deal between two parties involving a trailer, a snowmobile, or watercraft.
|Bill of Sale Type||Buyer Signature||Seller Signature||Notarization|
|General (others)||Required||Required||Not required|
|Motor Vehicle||Required||Required||Not required|
|Trailer/Watercraft/Snowmobile||Not required||Required||Not required|
What is a Michigan Bill of Sale Form?
The Michigan bill of sale outlines the transaction process in which an item’s ownership transfers from the seller to the buyer. Regarded as a legal agreement by the state, the form bears the signatures of both parties, thus validating the transaction. The form characterizes the item through specifications such as its year, make, model, identification number, and mileage.
Moreover, individuals can utilize bill of sale forms for other valuable items, such as family heirlooms, season tickets for professional sports teams, and high-priced artwork. Transactions may not always involve monetary exchanges; gifts or trades are also permissible. For a gift, the seller must indicate a purchase price of $0 and provide the item’s current value. When carrying out a trade, the person completing the document must include information about both objects.
Registration Forms: Boats
Create a registration appointment with a Secretary of State (SOS) branch office.
Registration Forms: Firearms
Gun owners residing in Maryland do not need to register their firearms, but they must report sales to law enforcement (even if acquired through a private sale). Although individuals do not need a license to purchase a gun through a dealer, they need one to buy from a private seller. Merchants must perform a background check on all buyers and ensure they have a permit. Firearm holders must have a concealed pistol license, as well, if they wish to have a gun on them in public. They can apply for the permit through a county clerk location.
Registration Forms: Vehicles
Find a Secretary of State branch office for vehicle registration.
Additional (Optional) Documents
- Certification from the Heir to a Vehicle (Form TR-29) – Gives the heir permission to sell or obtain ownership of a vehicle following the owner’s death.
- Michigan Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney – Signed by the vehicle owner to allow an agent to make decisions regarding the vehicle.
- Vehicle Number and Equipment Inspection (Form TR-54) – Confirms that a police officer has inspected the vehicle.
Registration Forms: Trailers
Michigan trailer registration happens at an SOS office. All trailers require registration in the state; however, only tow-behind platforms 2,500 pounds or more need a title.
Additional (Optional) Documents
- Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin (MCO) – This form must accompany the registration documents if the owner purchased the trailer new from a dealership.
- Certified Weight – If the trailer’s gross weight does not exist on the MCO or previous registration, the owner must have it weighed at an official station.
- Vehicle Number and Equipment Inspection (Form TR-54) – Owners of homemade trailers must have them inspected so the state can assign them a vehicle identification number (VIN).