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.
A simple Tennessee bill of sale includes certain information about both the buyer and the seller as well as some basic information about the item:
A Tennessee bill of sale can be written in plain English. There’s no reason for legal jargon or archaic terms. The important part is to make sure that the bill of sale includes the required elements. If you’re a party listed in a Tennessee bill of sale, make sure that you have more than one copy of the completed document for your records.
No. A Tennessee bill of sale is not required for motor vehicle registration. 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 its 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.