Oregon Bill of Sale Forms (5)
An Oregon bill of sale form is used when a merchant or business sells an item to a customer or another company. It outlines the purchase, including the condition of the product, the amount sold, and the exchange process. The buyer and seller must sign to certify the purchase and confirm the listed information.
Boat Bill of Sale – To transcribe the happenings of a vessel transaction.
Firearm Bill of Sale – This form defines the names and identities of buyers and sellers who transferred a weapon.
General Bill of Sale – Serves as an acknowledgment of ownership change regarding a generic item.
Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale – When a donor, gifter, or seller transfers possession of a car to a donee, giftee, or buyer.
Trailer Bill of Sale – This document shows that an individual rightfully compensated the owner of a utility trailer for possession.
|Bill of Sale Type||Buyer Signature||Seller Signature||Notarization|
|Boat||Not required||Required||Not required|
|General (others)||Required||Required||Not required|
|Motor Vehicle||Not required||Required||Not required|
What is an Oregon Bill of Sale?
An Oregon bill of sale acts as a formal record of a seller receiving cash or an item of similar value from a buyer to release their ownership.
This type of transaction requires the buyer to pay the total amount for the item immediately. In other words, the individual cannot request a payment plan or put an item on layaway. Instead, they would need to complete and sign a document that binds them to regular payments (i.e., weekly, monthly, etc.).
Residents can also use a bill of sale when gifting or donating an item. Gifting generally happens when an individual gives a family member or friend a family heirloom, antique, or another personal belonging. Similarly, donations can occur by raffle, community outreach, charity, aid, or other situations where people contribute to a cause. By keeping a copy of the form, both parties can show a record of the transaction occurring and use it for tax purposes as needed.
Registration Forms: Boats
Select a registration agent to submit the required vessel documents.
Additional (Optional) Forms
- Detailed Boat History – To obtain a vessel’s history (i.e., manufacturer, age, previous owner(s), etc.).
- Inheritance Affidavit – For individuals to take ownership or sell a vessel after the owner has passed away.
- Lien Release – The lienholder completes this form after the owner pays their loan on the vessel. After filling it out, the lienholder either mails the form to the agent or the vessel holder makes a copy and presents it upon application.
- Oregon Boat Power of Attorney – For an authorized representative to sign documents or pay for vessel registration on behalf of the owner.
- Hull Identification Number (HIN) Inspection – A HIN inspection does not apply to new boats with an MSO or boats correctly titled in another state. Instead, it pertains to 1) homebuilt ships, 2) boats never registered, 3) vessels registered in a state that does not issue titles, and 4) watercraft with an incorrect HIN.
- Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin (MSO) – For new boats only.
Registration Forms: Firearms
There are no gun registration laws in Oregon. To obtain a concealed handgun license (CHL), drop off forms and payment to a nearby sheriff’s office.
Registration Forms: Vehicles
Find a DMV office to submit vehicle registration forms.
Additional (Optional) Forms
- Application for Registration (Form 735-268) – An individual uses this application to register their car for the first time or renew it. The owner can also use it for the replacement or transfer of plates or decals.
- Inheritance Affidavit (Form 735-516) – This document makes it possible for an individual to obtain ownership of a car after the owner’s passing.
- Oregon Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney – Used only when a car owner appoints a person to handle their car needs.
- Request for Correction of Title Records (Form 735-264) – Used to revise a title that contains incorrect information.
- Statement of Lien Satisfaction (Form 735-524) – Completed by the owner and lienholder once the car no longer has a loan.
- Low Emission Vehicle Requirement – The state only requires emissions testing for residents living in the Medford and Portland metro areas. If the vehicle does not require testing, the owner must complete a declaration of exemption (Form 735-7309).
Registration Forms: Trailers
Individuals only need a trailer title and registration if they weigh over 1,800 pounds loaded. The owner must apply for a license plate at a DMV location.