Montana Bill of Sale Forms (5)
A Montana bill of sale form serves as a record of a bargain between two individuals. In most cases, the seller agrees to give the buyer an item in exchange for cash or another object of similar value. The seller can also gift the item to another person. A bill of sale acts as a receipt in this situation as it includes information about the agreement. The buyer and seller must simultaneously execute the bill of sale to officialize it.
Boat Bill of Sale – Transfers watercraft ownership to a new owner.
Firearm Bill of Sale – Provides evidence that a firearm was rightfully sold or given to another person.
General Bill of Sale – Acts as a receipt for the sale of personal property, such as jewelry, artwork, instruments, or other high-dollar goods.
Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale – Used to change a car’s ownership from one person to another.
Trailer Bill of Sale – Enables a person to obtain ownership of a utility trailer legally.
|Bill of Sale Type||Buyer Signature||Seller Signature||Notarization|
|General (others)||Required||Required||Not required|
What is a Montana Bill of Sale?
A Montana bill of sale entitles a buyer to the possession of personal property initially owned by a seller. The state requires the notarization of motor vehicle, boat, and firearm bill of sale forms.
The buyer and seller can find a notary public at a bank, library, law firm, accountant office, shipping store, and other locations. The buyer and seller may need to make an appointment, although some notaries allow walk-ins.
Both parties must bring the blank bill of sale form and valid photo identification (ID), such as a driver’s license, passport, or state-issued ID, at the time of notarization. Each person will sign their name on the document before the notary public. In turn, the public official will sign, stamp, or seal the form. Other bill of sale forms do not need a notary’s signature, although having it affirms the document.
For example, a situation could occur where a sister gifts her brother a family heirloom. After the transfer, the aunt claims the brother stole the item. In this case, the bill of sale becomes a key document in the dispute because it includes signatures from the brother, sister, and a notary public. Court judges, lawyers, and other involved legal personnel accept the form as evidence since a notary public endorsed it. As a result, the brother has a greater chance of winning the case as the document proves he legally obtained the heirloom.
Registration Forms: Boats
Use the County Treasurer Office finder to make an appointment at a nearby location.
Registration Forms: Firearms
In Montana, handguns, rifles, and shotguns do not need registration, and owners do not need a license to buy or own. While dealers must perform background checks on customers, private sellers are exempt from this law.
While private merchants do not need to look into the buyer’s background, they must ascertain they can have a gun. In other words, can only sell to individuals who can legally possess a firearm and do not have criminal intent. Furthermore, they must have a sound mind without legal charges or mental health history.
Residents can concealed carry in Montana without a permit. Individuals can choose to apply for a concealed weapon permit, nonetheless, as it allows them to concealed carry in a state government building, office, and other authorized locations. They must obtain a concealed weapon permit application (sample) from their nearest sheriff’s office to apply.
Registration Forms: Vehicles
Submit documents to the appropriate Montana County Treasurer’s office.
Additional (Optional) Documents
- Montana Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney – Gives another person permission to take care of car responsibilities for the owner.
Registration Forms: Trailers
Montana requires the permanent registration of trailers in the state. This process occurs at a County Treasurer’s office.
Additional (Optional) Documents
- Certificate of Sale (Form MV24AB) – For the public or private auction of a foreclosed utility trailer.
- Certificate of Trailer Number Assignment (Form MV39T) – Used to assign a vehicle identification number (VIN) to a trailer following an inspection from an authorized individual.