Utah Bill of Sale Forms (5)
A Utah bill of sale form serves as a directory by providing the contact information of a buyer and seller and details of the transferred item. Either person or a third party can quickly reference the form to pinpoint the personal property sold or get ahold of the individuals involved.
|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 a Utah Bill of Sale?
A Utah bill of sale is a form that has three primary purposes: 1) to lay out the details of a transaction, 2) to relinquish a seller’s ownership of an item, and 3) to record the buyer’s acquisition of personal property. It offers the following information:
- Date of the transaction;
- Personal details (i.e., full name, address, phone number, and email) of the buyer and seller;
- Cost of the item sold;
- Payment method;
- Signatures; and
- A notary public seal, stamp, or signature.
A resident can use a bill of sale for a boat, firearm, motor vehicle, and general transactions. The seller values the item at the price they feel is reasonable for its condition. If the buyer feels the valuation is invalid, they can negotiate the terms of the sale until both parties settle on a price.
An owner can also give an item away to another person, which requires an accurate valuation. Both parties must record this trade deal to ensure the appropriate transfer of ownership. Moreover, this form can serve as legal evidence in court if either party disputes the sale.
Registration Forms: Boats
Register a vessel at a Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) location.
Registration Forms: Firearms
Residents can possess, purchase, or sell a gun in Utah without registering the firearms or obtaining a permit. Still, individuals can choose to obtain a concealed carry license (CCL), which allows them to bear arms in a non-visible manner. The Department of Public Safety (DPS) issues CCLs, which is where the interested party must submit their application and payment either online or in person.
Registration Forms: Vehicles
Car owners must make an appointment with a DMV office to apply for registration.
Additional (Optional) Documents
- Emissions – Cars under six (6) years old need an emissions test every two (2) years. The schedule for inspections depends on whether the last digit of the year is odd or even (e.g., 2017 or 2018).
- Certificate of Inspection (Form TC-661) – Only needed for salvage vehicles, ATV registrations, commercial vehicles, and motorhomes with three (3) axles.
- Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Inspections – First-time vehicle registrations require a VIN inspection. Brand new cars with an MSO are exempt.
- Utah Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney – To give a person permission to register, title, sell, buy, or handle any other related matter for another individual.
Registration Forms: Trailers
Trailers in Utah over 750 pounds (gross weight) require registration and titling. The DMV handles these types of transactions.
Additional (Optional) Documents
- Certificate of Inspection (Form TC-661) – The owner must have the trailer’s VIN inspected for first-time titles. New trailers purchased from a dealer do not need an inspection.