Nebraska Bill of Sale Forms (5)
A Nebraska bill of sale form records information about a transaction between two (2) parties. The seller can request or gift the buyer money for the item. A willing buyer and seller can also trade personal property of equal or similar value. Regardless of the transfer method, the parties involved must state the details in the form to have an official record.
Boat Bill of Sale – Provides the buyer and seller with a method of documenting the exchange of watercraft.
Firearm Bill of Sale – For the transaction of a shotgun, pistol, handgun, or any other type of gun.
General Bill of Sale – A buyer and seller use this form to explain how and when they transferred ownership of an item.
Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale – Primarily used for recording the information of a car, buyer, and seller to prove ownership or handling vehicle registration.
Trailer Bill of Sale – A form that hands over possession of an open or closed carrying trailer.
|Bill of Sale Type||Buyer Signature||Seller Signature||Notarization|
|General (others)||Required||Required||Not required|
What is a Nebraska Bill of Sale?
A Nebraska bill of sale form lists information about a transaction between a transferor and a transferee. It contains information about the transaction, such as the sale item, date of the deal, full names of both parties, sale price, taxes (if applicable), and payment method. Unlike a receipt, a bill of sale offers a more in-depth description of the item and may require notarization. It also differs because the buyer cannot return the item or make unwarranted claims against the seller.
The form enables the buyer to establish ownership and the seller to confirm the release of ownership. These records are crucial when handling matters with government offices, such as the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), or registering a vehicle or boat. Familiarizing oneself with state requirements before the transaction ensures that both parties can complete necessary tasks efficiently.
Registration Forms: Boats
Submit documents to a local Nebraska DMV office or county treasurer.
Additional (Optional) Documents
- Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin (MSO) – The manufacturer provides this form to describe the boat’s identifying information.
- Insurance – Nebraska does not require boat insurance, but they highly recommend it to protect the owner.
Registration Forms: Firearms
Nebraska residents can have a gun without registering it unless they reside in the City of Omaha, which requires citizens within that jurisdiction to register with the state. Regardless of the location in which they live, all firearm holders must have a permit to purchase and own. Private sellers have to check the buyer’s history to see if they are a felon or mentally unhealthy. If they do not pass the test, they cannot make the purchase. Concealed carry permit holders are exempt from needing a license to purchase or own. The Nebraska State Patrol handles all firearm-related applications and matters.
Registration Forms: Vehicles
Visit a Nebraska DMV county location to provide documents or contact a county treasurer.
Additional (Optional) Documents
- Nebraska Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney – A form used to assign a representative as the manager of car-related duties.
Registration Forms: Trailers
Utility trailers in Nebraska require registration but do not need a title unless the gross weight equals 9,001 pounds or more. All paperwork and fees must go to the resident’s nearest county treasurer’s office.