In the State of Arizona, the most commonly used bills of sale include a general bill of sale for personal property, a vehicle bill of sale, a bill of sale for a boat, and a bill of sale for a gun.
A basic Arizona bill of sale includes certain information about both the buyer and the seller:
Also, certain Arizona bills of sale must also be signed in front of a notary public. An Arizona bill of sale can be written in plain English, without legal jargon or archaic terms. The important part to remember is that the bill of sale needs the required elements. If you are a party to the bill of sale, make sure that you keep more than one copy of the completed document.
No. An Arizona bill of sale is not required to register a motor vehicle in Arizona. However, the motor vehicle must be registered within 15 days of the purchase. To register your vehicle, you will need to complete a Title & Registration Application (Form 96-0236), complete a Sold Notice, provide proof of car insurance, your identification, registration fees, and certain areas require the results of an emissions test.
Yes. A bill of sale is required to register a boat in Arizona. The registration process takes place through the Arizona Fish & Game Agency. You will also need to complete a Watercraft Registration Application, have a Manufacturer's Statement of Origin (for a new boat), a current registration slip signed by the previous owner, your identification, and the fees to register your boat.
No. Guns are not registered. However, if you plan to carry a gun either concealed or via open carry you must meet the legal requirement to do so. For example, those convicted of certain crimes are not legally allowed to possess a gun or carry one. There are also some instances where you must register for a concealed weapons permit. To learn more about Arizona's concealed carry permit, you can use this link to email the Arizona Department of Public Safety.