The most commonly used Tennessee bills of sale are a general bill of sale, a bill of sale for a motor vehicle (which must be notarized), a bill of sale for a boat (which must be notarized), and a bill of sale for a gun.
Writing a Tennessee bill of sale doesn't take much time. There are certain pieces of information that all bills of sale should have. The main difference is in how the items are described. Here are the required elements for all Tennessee bills of sale:
Although the buyer doesn't need to sign a Tennessee bill of sale, both the buyer and the seller should keep copies of the completed document for their records.
To describe an item in a Tennessee general bill of sale, you should include the following information if the item has it:
A Tennessee bill of sale for a motor vehicle must be notarized. According to the State of Tennessee, a bill of sale for a motor vehicle must include:
A Tennessee bill of sale for a boat must be notarized. A bill of sale for a boat must include:
A Tennessee bill of sale for a gun is a personal record. There is no need to have it notarized. The bill of sale should include:
No, a Tennessee bill of sale is not required to register a motor vehicle. You need a certificate of title and an odometer disclosure statement. If you cannot find the title, you must complete an Application for a Duplicate Certificate of Title.
Generally, no. However, each county sets their own standards. You can learn more about the boat registration process by contacting your County Clerk's office. You can also check out this page maintained by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency which provides basic information and encourages you to contact the County Clerk.
No, a Tennessee bill of sale is not required to register a gun. Guns are not registered in a traditional sense in Tennessee.