The most commonly used bills of sale in Hawaii are the general bill of sale, a motor vehicle bill of sale, a boat bill of sale, and a gun bill of sale.
To write a Hawaii bill of sale, you must have specific information about the buyer, seller, and the item that is being sold. For every bill of sale, regardless of the item being sold, you should include the buyer and the seller:
When creating a bill of sale, there’s no need to rely on legal jargon. You can write in plain English as long as you remember to include all of the required elements. If you’re one of the parties listed in the Hawaii bill of sale, make sure that you have more than one copy of the completed document for your records.
Yes. A notarized bill of sale is required if you're registering a vehicle that was previously registered in another state. If you're buying the vehicle from a dealership, the dealership will likely complete the registration process on your behalf. If they don't, you'll need to complete an Application for Registration Form CS-L (MVR) 1, provide a current Hawaii vehicle inspection certificate, and active duty service members who are not state residents will need to complete a Non-Resident Certificate, Form CS-L (MVR) 50. You must also be prepared to pay all associated fees. A partial list of forms may be found here.
For vehicles registered out of state, you'll need a bill of sale, a current out of state registration, a current Hawaii vehicle inspection certificate, and a completed CSL-L (MVR) 27.
Yes. A Hawaii bill of sale is required to register a boat. The bill of sale must be notarized. To register the boat, you'll need to complete a Vessel Registration Form, present a Hawaiian driver's license or state ID card, and pay the registration fees.
Sometimes. In many instances, a bill of sale is required to register a gun in Hawaii. In order to own a gun in Hawaii, you must apply for a Permit to Acquire. This must be granted before you can buy or own a gun. There are a few exceptions to this law. Guns must be registered with your local police station. If you're selling a gun to another person, you must get a copy of their permit before you make the transfer. Then, you must submit all information to the police department within 48 hours of the sale.