New Hampshire Bill of Sale Forms (5)

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New Hampshire bill of sale form defines a transference of personal belongings between two (2) residents. Individuals can execute it for cars, watercraft, weapons, and other commodities. By acknowledging the form via signature, both parties agree to the truthfulness of the information provided. Providing false details can result in legal action or cause the deal to become null.

Summary

  • The state mandates a trailer bill of sale form for registration.
  • Gun owners, sellers, and buyers must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Vehicle sales require the use of the official state bill of sale document.

Types (5)

Boat Bill of Sale – Acts as a note of payment for the exchange of watercraft by cash or trade.

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Firearm Bill of Sale – This document signifies the transfer of a weapon from a seller to a buyer.

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General Bill of Sale – Facilitates the transfer of ownership for valuable personal property.

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Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale – Provides certification of a car sale between a vendor and customer.

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Trailer Bill of Sale – Filled out by a buyer and seller before transferring ownership of a trailer used for transporting personal property, goods, farm animals, or other items.

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Signing requirements

Bill of Sale TypeBuyer SignatureSeller SignatureNotarization
BoatRequiredRequiredNot required
FirearmRequiredRequiredNot required
General (others)RequiredRequiredNot required
Motor VehicleRequiredRequiredNot required
TrailerRequiredRequiredNot required

What is a New Hampshire Bill of Sale?

A New Hampshire bill of sale renders a buyer the new owner of an item sold by a seller. Both parties collectively fill out the form, thus providing essential details and confirming the sale.

Items needing registration, such as vehicles and vessels, require further documentation. In addition to the bill of sale, the owner must present the title, previous registration, proof of tax payment, insurance, and other related forms.

Individuals only need to complete bill of sale forms for items that require registration. However, having the signed document for an inclusive piece, like a family heirloom or artwork, outlines the formal transfer of ownership. By default, it indicates the buyer did not steal the item while also removing the seller’s accountability for it.


Registration Forms: Boats

Vessel owners can register online or in-person, depending on their Authorized Boat Agent.

Additional (Optional) Documents


Registration Forms: Firearms

New Hampshire does not require owners to register their firearm(s); however, they can obtain a permit to carry in otherwise restricted areas. Residents must submit forms to their local Police Department, and non-residents must contact the State Police to apply. They must bring the following documents to their appointment.


Registration Forms: Vehicles

Set up an appointment with the Divison of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to register.

  • Bill of Sale – Needed to register a car, truck, or van.
  • Odometer Disclosure Statement (Form TDMV 12) – By signing, the buyer and seller verify the mileage when transferring ownership.
  • Title Certificate – The owner must present the original title or apply for a duplicate (Form TDMV 18) if it was stolen, lost, or destroyed.
  • Identification (ID) – A valid New Hampshire driver’s license or state ID card. Passports or other state-issued ID cards are acceptable.
  • Payment – Owners must provide funds to cover city/town and state fees.
  • Insurance (Optional) – While not required, the state strongly encourages residents to have a car insurance policy.

Additional (Optional) Documents 


Registration Forms: Trailers

New Hampshire trailers fifteen (15) years or newer require registration through the DMV. Trailers made after 1999 that weigh over 3,000 pounds also need a title.

  • Bill of Sale – A document that confirms the transfer of a trailer from one person to another.
  • Identification (ID) – The owner must have a photo ID on them to confirm their personal details.
  • Title – If available, the registrar must present the previous title. Individuals who do not have a title can use the bill of sale, vehicle identification number (VIN) verification (Form TDMV 19a), or the former registration.
  • Payment – Each city/town has its own fees and also charges state fees.

DMV Offices: By Location

LOCATIONPHONE NUMBERDMV OFFICE ADDRESS
ColebrookN/A

17 Bridge Street

Colebrook, NH 03576

Concord(603) 227-4000

23 Hazen Drive

Concord, NH 03305

Concord IRP(603) 227-4110

23 Hazen Drive

Concord, NH 03305

Dover(603) 227-4000

50 Boston Harbor Rd.

Dover, NH 03820

Epping(603) 227-4000

315 Calef Hwy.

Epping, NH 03042

Gorham(603) 271-2251

491 Main St.

Gorham, NH 03581

Keene(603) 227-4000

149 Emerald St., Ste. A-1 & A-2

Keene, NH 03431

Manchester(603) 227-4000

377 South Willow St.

Manchester, NH 03103

Milford(603) 227-4000

4 Meadowbrook Dr.

Milford, NH 03055

Nashua(603) 227-4000

110 Broad St.

Nashua, NH 03064

Newport(603) 271-2371

20 North Main St.

Newport, NH 03773

North Haverhill(603) 227-4000

3785 Dartmouth College Hwy

North Haverhill, NH 03774

Salem(603) 271-2251

154 Main St.

Salem, NH 03079

Tamworth(603) 227-4000

1864 White Mountain Hwy

Tamworth, NH 03886

Twin Mountain(603) 227-4000

549 Rte. 302 W.

Twin Mountain, NH 03595