The most commonly used Virginia bills of sale 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 Virginia bill of sale includes certain information about both the buyer and the seller as well as some basic information about the item:
A Virginia bill of sale can be written in plain English. There is no reason for legal jargon or archaic terms. The important part is to make sure the bill of sale includes the required elements. If you’re a party listed in a Virginia bill of sale, make sure that you keep more than one copy of the completed document for your records.
No. A Virginia bill of sale is not required to register a motor vehicle. A bill of sale is used only as proof of ownership. To register a vehicle, you need an Application for Registration (Form VSA 14), proof of identity and address; an inspection certificate, proof of insurance, the title for the vehicle, and you should be prepared to pay the fees.
Yes. A Virginia bill of sale is required if you're registering a previously registered used boat or an out of state boat. You'll also need a completed Application for Watercraft Certificate of Title and Certificate of Number (Form BRT001). New boats require an MCO. Used boats require a title.
No. A Virginia bill of sale is not required to register a gun. Guns are not registered in the State of Virginia.