The most common bills of sale used in New York 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 basic New York bill of sale includes certain information about both the seller and the buyer as well as information about the item that is sold:
A New York bill of sale should be written in plain English. There's no need for archaic terms or legal jargon. The important part is to make sure that the bill of sale has all of the required elements. If you are a party listed in the bill of sale make sure that you keep more than one copy of the completed document for your personal records.
Yes. The State of New York requires a bill of sale for a motor vehicle or other proof of ownership to register a motor vehicle. According to the New York DMV Office, a motor vehicle given as a gift must also have a bill of sale. You may also need to complete a Registration / Certificate of Title Application (MV 82) as well.
Yes. A New York bill of sale or other proof of ownership is required to register a boat. You will also need to complete a Statement of Transaction Sale or Gift of Motor Vehicle, ATV (all-terrain vehicle), Vessel (Boat), or Snowmobile (Form DTF-802). You must also use a bill of sale if the boat is given as a gift.
No. You do not need a New York bill of sale to register a gun. The gun registration process is handled through an application process which can be found here.