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What Is an Oregon Bill of Sale?

An Oregon bill of sale is a document that is used as proof of ownership of an item. There is no legal requirement to notarize an Oregon bill of sale.

What Are Some Common Bills of Sale Used in Oregon?

The most common bills of sale used in Oregon are the 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.

How Do I Write an Oregon Bill of Sale?

Because an Oregon bill of sale is primarily used as a personal record and proof of ownership, writing one is easy as long as you have the right information. The difference between all of the commonly used bills of sale is simply in how the items are described. You’ll learn more about how each item should be described in those bills of sale soon. First, let’s look at the common elements that belong in all Oregon bills of sale.

  • Every Oregon bill of sale needs to list the date it was created.
  • You need the legal name and physical address of both the buyer and the seller.
  • A description of the item.
  • Whether the terms of sale include the item given as a gift, a trade, or if it is being sold for money. All items involved in a trade should be described in this section. If you’re accepting money, you should list the amount in words and then in numbers. For example, three-hundred and thirty dollars and no cents ($330.00).
  • A seller’s disclosure that explains if the sale is as-is or if there is a warranty. You’ll also want to list whether the item has any known defect.
  • The signatures of both parties as well as the date the bill of sale was signed.

Oregon General Bill of Sale

An Oregon general bill of sale is used for an item that doesn’t qualify as a motor vehicle, boat, or gun. Examples of items you’d see in a general bill of sale include, but are not limited to, podcasting equipment, used electronics, housewares, and jewelry. To describe an item, you’d want to include the following:

  • A serial number, if applicable.
  • A registration number, if applicable.
  • Make, model, and year, if applicable.
  • Color, size, or material.

Oregon Bill of Sale for a Motor Vehicle

An Oregon bill of sale for a motor vehicle is quite simple. In fact, the Department of Transportation provides a fillable PDF version. The bill of sale must include:

  • Plate number.
  • Year and make.
  • VIN.
  • Title number.

Oregon Bill of Sale for a Boat

An Oregon bill of sale for a boat must include:

  • Year, make, and model of the boat.
  • The length.
  • Horsepower.
  • Hull ID

Oregon Bill of Sale for a Gun

An Oregon bill of sale for a gun should include:

  • Make
  • Model
  • Caliber
  • Serial number

Many gun sales in Oregon involve a trade. Remember to include the make, model, caliber, and serial number for the guns listed in the trade.

Is an Oregon Bill of Sale Required to Register a Motor Vehicle?

No, an Oregon bill of sale is not required to register a motor vehicle if you have the title. To register a motor vehicle, you need the title OR a bill of sale and an odometer reading. If there was a loan on the vehicle, you’ll also need lienholder information on the title.

Is an Oregon Bill of Sale Required to Register a Boat?

Yes, an Oregon bill of sale is required to register a boat. You’ll need other documentation as well depending on the type of boat you’re registering. To learn more about the registration process, visit the Title and Registration page for the Oregon State Marine Board.

Is an Oregon Bill of Sale Required to Register a Gun?

No, an Oregon bill of sale is not required to register a gun in Oregon. Guns are not registered unless someone wishes to apply for a license to carry a concealed weapon.

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