Montana Bill of Sale Forms (5)
A Montana bill of sale form documents a transaction between two parties, typically involving the exchange of an item for cash or another object of similar value. In some cases, the seller gifts the property to the buyer. The bill of sale serves as a receipt, containing pertinent information about the agreement. To make it official, the buyer and seller must simultaneously execute the bill of sale.
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 confirms the transfer of personal property from the seller to the buyer. Motor vehicle, boat, and firearm bill of sale forms require notarization. Individuals can find notary publics at various locations, such as banks, libraries, law firms, and accountant offices. Both parties should bring the blank bill of sale form and valid photo identification to the notarization appointment.
Upon signing the document in the notary public’s presence, the notary will also sign, stamp, or seal the form. Although not all bill of sale forms require notarization, having a notary’s signature adds credibility to the document. In cases where disputes arise, a notarized bill of sale serves as valuable evidence, proving the legality of the transfer, and can be highly persuasive in legal proceedings.
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.