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California General Bill of Sale Form

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The California General Bill of Sale is a legal document that will offer proof that an item(s) has been purchased or a trade has been negotiated and therefore, the buyer is legally and rightfullt entitled to take possession of the item(s). This document will require the witness of a notary public as signatures are being provided. Once the seller(s) and buyer(s) are before a notary, complete the document as follows:

How To Write

Step 1 – Seller and Buyer Information – Both seller and buyer must provide the following information into the lines provided:

  • The Seller – 
  • Full name
  • Driver’s license number
  • Address
  • City
  • State
  • The Buyer – 
  • Full Name
  • Driver’s license number
  • Address
  • City
  • State

Step 2 – Property Details – Provide a description of the property being sold and purchased on the line provided. If more room is required, add a sheet that you may attach to this form:

  • Description
  • Serial Number (SN) (If any)

Step 3 – Trade/Purchase Price – Check one of the boxes as appropriate and provide a description if required. Select from the following on the form:

  • If you select the first box, enter the word description of the cost of the item(s)
  • AND
  • Enter a number description of the cost of the item(s)
  • Enter the date of the sale as it should be known into the line provided in mm/dd/yyyy format
  • If there is a final date to pay for the item(s) state that date in the line provided
  • Other – If some other negotiations have been accepted by both parties, describe them on the line provided
  • If you select the next box, you are stating that you’re giving the stated item(s) as a gift
  • Should you select the last box on the page, you have agreed to a trade. Describe the trade in the line provided, if more room is required, add a sheet and attach to this form.

Step 4- Seller’s Disclosure –

  • The seller must read the information in this section.
  • If there are defects, the seller must state them on the lines provided
  • Seller must then sign on the signature line

Step 5 – Signatures – Prior to signing this document, you must retain the services of a notary. Once all parties involved are present before the notary

  • Both parties must read the paragraph
  • Date the document in dd/mm/yyyy format
  • The seller must provide their signature and printed name
  • The buyer must provide their signature and printed name
  • The witness must sign and print their name

Step 6 – Notarization – This section will be completed by the notary

  • Once completed, the notary will affix their state seal

Once the document is complete make copies for record keeping and give the original copy to the byer.

 

 


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