Minnesota Bill of Sale Forms (5)
A Minnesota bill of sale form records a sales transaction of personal property between two people. Although sellers primarily use a bill of sale for vehicle exchanges, they can also complete it for boats, firearms, and other valuable items.
Boat Bill of Sale – Facilitates the transfer of a boat or other water vessel ownership from an owner to a buyer.
Firearm Bill of Sale – Acts as a receipt when purchasing firearms from a seller.
General Bill of Sale – Records the transfer of ownership of miscellaneous items between a seller and a buyer.
Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale – Used by a seller to document the sale of a car to a buyer.
Trailer Bill of Sale – For selling and buying a tow-behind trailer.
|Bill of Sale Type||Buyer Signature||Seller Signature||Notarization|
|General (others)||Required||Required||Not required|
|Motor Vehicle||Required||Required||Not required|
What is a Minnesota Bill of Sale?
A Minnesota bill of sale recaps how and when a buyer paid for an item. As a result, they acquire rights and privileges for it. To finalize the form, the owner (the seller) and the buyer must include the following information: 1) a description of the item, 2) the payment type, 3) the purchase price, and 4) the names, addresses, phone numbers, and emails of both parties involved.
Using a bill of sale, a person can gift an item to someone else. Even though the “buyer” receives the item for free, the two individuals must complete the agreement to prove the transfer of ownership occurred. This step verifies the purchase, thus protecting both parties from wrongful accusations and liability. The state only requires notarization for motor vehicle and firearm transactions. However, other bill of sale documents benefit from a notary seal since it authorizes the deal.
Registration Forms: Boats
Find a Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) office to submit the required boat registration documents.
Registration Forms: Firearms
Firearm registration for rifles and shotguns is not mandatory in Minnesota, nor do residents need a license to buy or own. However, individuals wanting to concealed carry rifles and shotguns must apply for a permit. On the other hand, handguns have more restrictions as the buyer must have a license to purchase and carry. They must submit their applications to their local sheriff’s office.
Registration Forms: Vehicles
Contact a DPS office to make a vehicle registration appointment.
Additional (Optional) Documents
- Application for Corrected Title/Odometer (Form PS2025A-21) – Used to change invalid information on the title or odometer disclosure statement.
- Claim for Motor Vehicle Refund (Form 2511-19) – Applicable for vehicle owners who qualify for a registration tax or fee refund.
- Correct Ownership Record (Form PS2025-B1) – The DPS files this form to record the ownership changes over time.
- Minnesota Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney – Used by the owner to appoint another person as their vehicle representative.
Registration Forms: Trailers
Individuals must register their trailers at a DPS location. It does not need a title unless it weighs more than 4,500 pounds and does not have a lien.
Additional (Optional) Documents
- Homemade Trailer Construction – The person who built the trailer must complete and sign this form to verify its parts, weight, and value.