Nebraska Bill of Sale Forms (5)
A Nebraska bill of sale form is used by two parties to record information about a transaction. The seller can request money from the buyer for the item or gift it. A willing buyer and seller can also trade personal property of equal or similar value. For example, the individuals might exchange a boat and a car that each have a value of $2,000. 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 transferee. Comparable to a receipt, the document defines the following:
- Sale item;
- Date of the sale;
- Both parties’ full names;
- The sale price and taxes (if applicable); and
- Payment method
However, a bill of sale differs from a receipt because it describes the item in greater depth and may require notarization. In addition, the buyer cannot make a return (as standard retail stores allow) or make unwarranted claims against the seller.
This “receipt” allows the buyer to prove their ownership and the seller to prove their release of ownership. Both purposes are important, especially if the buyer and seller have to visit a government official office, such as the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Furthermore, the buyer needs the form to register a vehicle or boat. Understanding state requirements before the sale help both parties to complete the necessary tasks.
Registration Forms: Boats
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
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.