A bill of sale is used to document the transfer of ownership of an item of personal property. In Kentucky, the most common bills of sale include a general bill of sale, a bill of sale for motor vehicles, and a bill of sale for a gun.
A simple Kentucky bill of sale includes certain information about both the buyer and the seller as well as the item being sold:
A Kentucky bill of sale can be written in plain English. There’s no need for legal jargon or archaic terms. The important part is to make sure that the bill of sale includes the required elements. If you are a party listed in a Kentucky bill of sale, make sure that you have more than one copy of the completed document.
No. A Kentucky bill of sale is not required to register a vehicle. However, it can be used as proof of purchase. The vehicle registration process takes place at the County Clerk's Office. According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet website, you need to provide a photo ID, current proof of insurance (must be an original and issued within the last 45 days), the current Kentucky certificate of title, and money for the fees and taxes. If you're registering a vehicle from out of state, you should also bring your most current registration receipt.
No. A Kentucky bill of sale is not required to register a boat. However, the document can be used as proof of purchase. The documents you'll need to register your boat will depend on whether you're registering for a title for the first time, registering a boat that was previously registered in another state, or renewing your registration.
For first time registrants and out of state registrants, you'll need your photo ID, a completed Motor Boat Transaction Record Application for Title / Registration (Form TC96-184), and proof of name change (if your name on the title is different from the one on your ID).
No. A bill of sale is not required to register a gun in Kentucky. Kentucky does not require individuals to register their guns.