In Maryland, the most commonly used bills of sale are a general bill of sale, a bill of sale for a motor vehicle, a bill of sale for a boat, and a bill of sale for a gun.
A simple Maryland bill of sale includes certain information about both parties, the buyer and the seller as well as the item being sold:
A Maryland bill of sale can be written in plain English. There is no need for archaic terms or legal jargon. The important part is to make sure that the bill of sale includes the required elements. If you are a party listed in a Maryland bill of sale, make sure that you have more than one copy of the completed document.
Yes. A vehicle bill of sale is required to register a vehicle. The registration process takes place at the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration Office. The new owner will need to complete an Application for Certificate of Title (Form VR-005). The titling process also requires your photo identification, proof of insurance, a certificate of origin or the title, information about any lien holders, and a Maryland Safety Inspection Certificate. You should also be prepared to pay the tax due and the registration fee.
Yes. If the boat was used, you will need a notarized bill of sale. You'll also need to complete Form B-240, have the properly assigned original title, and an original lien release if there was a previous lien on the boat. The boat registration process takes place through the Department of Natural Resources. You can learn more about the process on their website.
Maybe. Maryland does have both required and voluntary registration of certain guns. Whether a Maryland bill of sale is required for the process is unclear, but a bill of sale does act as proof of ownership for the weapon. To learn more about the required and voluntary gun registration processes, visit the Maryland State Police website.