In Illinois, the most commonly used bills of sale are a general bill of sale, a bill of sale for motor vehicles, a bill of sale for junk vehicles, a bill of sale for a boat, and a bill of sale for a gun.
To write a basic Illinois bill of sale, including the following information about the buyer, the seller, and the item:
An Illinois bill of sale can be written in plain English, without legal jargon or archaic terms. The most important point to remember is to include the required elements. If you’re a party listed in the Illinois bill of sale, keep more than one copy of the completed document for your records.
No. An Illinois bill of sale is not required for vehicle registration. However, a bill of sale can be a helpful document. A title is required to register a motor vehicle. You are not allowed to operate the vehicle with the plates on it at the time that it is sold as those belonging to the seller.
To register a vehicle in Illinois, you need to apply for registration and title on the vehicle. You can use a bill of sale along with the proper VSD form depending on your needs. You should make sure that you have proof of insurance and that you're prepared to pay the full amount of tax and registration fees required for the vehicle.
Yes. Certain classes of watercraft and boats need an Illinois bill of sale. For Class 2, 3, and 4 if the used boat or watercraft was purchased from an Illinois dealer or retailer, you need:
For used boats or watercraft that count as Class 1, but do not qualify as a jet ski or PWC and it is purchased from an individual, you need:
For used watercraft with a currently issued Illinois registration number that is purchased from an individual, regardless of Class, you need:
No. Guns in their own right aren't registered in the State of Illinois. However, a bill of sale is required for what is known as a person to person firearms transfer. Under Illinois state law, you can only engage in the private selling of a gun if the other person has a valid FOID and you have an approval number generated by the Illinois State Police. The FOID information and the approval information must be included on the bill of sale. It's important to note that FOID approvals are only valid for 30 days after they are generated.