The most commonly used bills of sale in Mississippi 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 basic Mississippi bill of sale includes certain information about both the buyer and the seller as well as information about the item being sold:
A Mississippi bill of sale can be written in plain English, without legal jargon or archaic terms. Remember that the most important part is to include the required elements. If you’re a party listed in a Mississippi bill of sale, keep more than one copy of the completed document for your records.
Sometimes. A Mississippi bill of sale is only required to register a vehicle if you purchased the vehicle from an out of state dealer. If you purchase the car from another individual, you'll need the title. If you don't have the title, you'll need to apply for one or complete a power of attorney form depending on your circumstances. You should be prepared to pay all of the required fees. You must also have a state issued photo ID.
Yes. A Mississippi bill of sale is required to register a boat. When you complete your Mississippi Motor Boat Registration Application, you'll find that the second page doubles as a bill of sale.
No. A Mississippi bill of sale is not required to register a gun. Guns are not registered in the State of Mississippi.