Washington Bill of Sale Forms
A Washington bill of sale form implements the transfer of goods or personal property between the previous and new owner. Both parties list the terms and conditions of the sale in the document. This process establishes a record of their agreement in writing. With this information, either person (or a third party) can later reference the bill of sale to learn more about the deal’s specifics.
Boat Bill of Sale – Officially puts the transfer of a vessel into action.
Firearm Bill of Sale – Enforces the standards of a deal for a gun among a buyer and seller.
General Bill of Sale – Formally determines the buyer as the new owner of an item and the seller as the previous owner.
Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale – Finalizes the pact of a car sale from one person to another.
Trailer Bill of Sale – An integral part of the selling process as it describes the trailer’s condition and the terms that a merchant and purchaser decided.
|Bill of Sale Type||Buyer Signature||Seller Signature||Notarization|
|General (others)||Required||Required||Not required|
|Motor Vehicle||Required||Required||Not required|
What is a Washington Bill of Sale?
A Washington bill of sale outlines the promise between a buyer and seller to transfer an item of value in exchange for money or another object. It ensures that neither party plans to scam the other out of money or property. Instead, it concretes the sale by including a description of the item, sale price, and mode of payment transfer.
State law requires the buyer and seller to sign the form. It is not mandatory to notarize the bill of sale; however, taking this action gives it more leverage. Therefore, both parties often decide to sign in front of a notary public to protect themselves from legal conflicts.
The downloading of a bill of sale most frequently happens when carrying out a private sale since dealerships often have the document on file. Nonetheless, a dealership can use the form and complete it electronically or by hand with the customer. Both parties must fill out additional forms for a dealer sale regardless of whether it is a new or used item. Taking these measures protects the dealer from lawsuits and ensures the safety of the new owner.
Registration Forms: Boats
Contact a department of licensing office to make an appointment for vessel registration.
Additional (Optional) Documents
- Declaration of Buyer and Seller Regarding Value of Used Vehicle Sold (Form REV 32 2501) – Completed by the buyer and seller to confirm the boat’s value and condition upon selling.
- Registration & Title – Only required for vessels with an out-of-state registration and/or title.
- Vehicle/Vessel Declaration of Value for Excise Tax Form (Form TD-420-737) – For boats not listed in the excise tax fee schedule.
Registration Forms: Firearms
Firearm registration is not needed in the state. Similarly, gun owners do not need a permit to buy or open carry. Individuals who wish to concealed carry, however, must obtain a license by providing the information below to a law enforcement agency (LEA). Reference § 9.41.070 to learn more about the application requirements.
Registration Forms: Vehicles
Locate a licensing office to apply for registration in the state of Washington.
Additional (Optional) Documents
- Declaration of Buyer and Seller Regarding Value of Used Vehicle Sold (Form REV 32 2501) – An agreement of value and condition for a car between a buyer and seller.
- Odometer Disclosure Statement (§ 46.12.665)- For cars ten (10) years or newer only. Owners must obtain the form at a licensing office.
- Vehicle/Vessel Declaration of Value for Excise Tax Form (Form TD-420-737) – To value unlisted cars that do not fall under an excise tax bracket.
- Washington Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney – Gives someone the ability to temporarily replace the owner by making decisions in their place.
Registration Forms: Trailers
Get in touch with a department of licensing location to obtain a trailer registration.