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Arizona Vessel Bill of Sale Form

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The Arizona Vessel Bill of Sale is a legal document that will provide proof that a boat/vessel is being sold and purchased. It also provides proof of the transfer of ownership with all of the legally required information to be provided to the state for proper registration. A boat may not be operated on Arizona waters without proper registration and decals. This applies only to any type or size boat and not to any boat without a motor and propelled by paddle, ore or any other manual form of propelling a non-motorized watercraft.

Registering a Vessel in Arizona

In the state of Arizona, no motorized vehicle may be used legally on any body of water without registration. Non-motorized boats, ie: any boat with by sail, paddle or an ore require no registration. It would be best to register motorized your boat as soon as you are able to gather all of the appropriate documentation. The following documents are required to be taken in person to your local Arizona Fish & Game Agency:

  • Complete the Registration Application.
  • Round up the license and registration fees (see fees below).
  • Provide a bill of sale
  • If it’s a new boat you will need the Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin – If used, you will a require a most current signed registration slip from the previous owner indicating release of the vessel
  • Identification
  • Registration Fees
  • Appear at the Arizona Game and Fish Department, with your documentation, to obtain your boat/vessel registration

How To Write

Step 1 – Begin by downloading and printing the document

Step 2 – Seller and Buyer Information – In the section titled “The Parties” enter the required information with regard to the seller and the buyer as follows:

  • The Seller – 
  • Name
  • Driver’s License Number
  • Physical Address
  • City
  • State
  • AND
  • The Buyer – 
  • Name
  • Driver’s License Number
  • Physical Address
  • City
  • State

Step 3 – Vessel Details – Enter the following information required for transfer of ownership and registration with the state:

  • Make
  • Length
  • Year
  • Hull ID Number
  • Registration Number
  • Odometer Reading (hours)
  • Title Number
  • Will a trailer be included with the sale of the vessel? (Check yes or no appropriately)
  • If the answer is “yes” enter the Make and Year of the vessel being sold
  • Will an outboard motor be included with the sale? (Check yes or no appropriately)
  • If the answer is “yes” enter the number of outboard motors, the make, year and horsepower (HP)

Once completed, make copies for the purpose of record keeping and give the original to the buyer once payment has been secured