The most common bills of sale used in New Jersey include 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 New Jersey bill of sale includes certain information about both the buyer and the seller, and information about the item being sold:
A New Jersey bill of sale should be written in plain English. There is no need for legal jargon or archaic terms. It is important to make sure that the bill of sale includes the required elements. If you’re a party listed in a New Jersey bill of sale, make sure that you have more than one copy of the completed document.
Yes. A New Jersey motor vehicle bill of sale is required to register a vehicle. You'll also need the title. The transfer of vehicle ownership can only be done at a motor vehicle agency.
Sellers are required to remove license plates and surrender them to a motor vehicle agency, sign the reverse sale of the title and give it to the buyer, and complete a car bill of sale with the buyer's name and address, date of sale, odometer disclosure statement, and sale price.
To learn more about registering a vehicle in New Jersey, you can visit the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission's page on Transferring Vehicle Ownership.
Yes. More specifically, you must use the U.S. Coast Guard bill of sale to register a boat in New Jersey. You must also complete an Application for Certificate of Title and a Boat Registration Application. You can learn more about boat registration by visiting the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission webpage.
No. A New Jersey bill of sale is not required to register a gun. Guns are not registered in New Jersey.