The Virginia bill of sale form serves as a written account of the particulars involved in an agreement to exchange property for an assumed monetary value. This binding document clarifies the finer points of the transaction, stipulating information about the buyer, seller, sale item, and terms of the sale. The contract additionally protects both parties after the sale has concluded, highlighting the date of transfer. This protection shelters the buyer and seller from any liability, should the item have been used in illegal practice before or after the sale.
Bill of Sale Types
Motor Vehicle (DMV) Bill of Sale Form – Exercised in the event of a sale of a motor vehicle.
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Boat (Vessel) Bill of Sale Form – Establishes ownership upon the completion of the transaction for a ship.
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Firearm (Gun) Bill of Sale Form – Drafted to issue an exchange of ownership when selling a gun.
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Vehicle Registration Forms
- A finalized bill of sale and/or Vehicle Price Certification with reassigned title accompanied by a proof of purchase price.
- Completed and executed Vehicle Registration Application (VSA-14) or Application for Certificate of Title and Registration (VSA 17A), depending on the need for your situation.
- Active proof of automobile insurance or sufficient funds to procure the uninsured motorist fee.
- An Emissions Inspection document, indicating the passing of a test according to the state requirements.
- A valid Virginia State driver’s license or identification card (or federally issued photo ID).
- Proof of residency
- Payment for all registration and titling fees
Boat (Vessel) Registration Forms
- A completed and endorsed Virginia Application for Watercraft Certificate of Title and Certificate of Number (BRT-001)
- Articles proving ownership via either:
- A filled and signed bill of sale accompanied by a Virginia Notification of Change in Status of a Numbered Vessel (Form BRT-010) and prior registration should the vessel be previously registered but holds no title.
- A manufacturer’s certificate of origin in the case it is a new boat.
- A transferred title
- Valid payment for all taxes and fees.
Firearm Registration Forms
The state of Virginia does not mandate registration of firearms purchased in-state unless the weapon is deemed fully-automatic. It is not necessary to get hold of a permit to buy a gun, and the state does not require background checks for firearms purchased used from a private seller. If a resident would like to apply for a concealed carry permit, the following must be submitted for consideration:
- A finalized Virginia Application for Concealed Handgun Permit (Form SP-248)
- Certification of completion of an acceptable firearm or hunter safety course.
- Federally-issued or state-issued photo identification.
- A form of payment to cover all necessary fees.