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Colorado Boat Bill of Sale Form

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The Colorado Boat Bill of Sale is a document that is used between a seller and buyer of a vessel that proves the negotiation and purchase between the parties. It also proves transference of ownership. This document must be signed by all parties involved, before a notary public.

Registering a Boat

You must register your watercraft in the state of Colorado within 30 days of completion of the purchase and transfer of ownership. Within that 30 time frame, you do have permission from the state to operate your boat on waters in the state of Colorado

To Register your boat in Colorado, you must present the following:

The annual registration fees are determined according to the length of the boat. The current flat fees are as follows:

  • Less than 20 feet in length – $35.25
  • Less than 20 feet in length – $35.25
  • 20 feet to less than 30 feet – $45.2530 feet or greater – $75.25
  • Registrations are valid from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 each calendar year.

You may walk into your Local Colorado Parks and Wildlife Office OR – You may gather your documents and mail them to:

Colorado Parks and Wildlife-Registration Unit
13787 S Highway 85
Littleton, CO 80125

Once your registration is complete, you must paint your registration number on your boat. You will also need to Properly Place Your Decals – see the information provided so that you will be in compliance with your decals and certification.

How To Write

Step 1 – Seller and Buyer Information –  Download the form. The seller and the buyer must enter the following:

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

Step 2 – Vessel Details – Enter the following:

  • Make
  • Length
  • Year
  • Hull Identification Number
  • Registration Number
  • Odometer (hours)
  • Title Number
  • Will a trailer be included in the Sale? – Check Yes or No appropriately
  • If “yes” what is the make and year
  • Will an Outboard Motor be included with the Sale? – Check Yes or No appropriately
  • If Yes, Indicate the Number of Outboard Motors and provide the
  • Make
  • Year
  • Horsepower (HP)

Step 3 – Trade or Purchase Price – Check the box that best fits the description of your purchase/sale/trade. If details are required, place them in the lines provided:

  • If you select the first option, enter the dollar amount in words
  • Enter the sale amount in numbers
  • Enter the date that the sale will be known as occurring
  • Payment will be made at a future date – enter the date in which payment has been negotiated to be paid in mm/dd/yyyy format
  • Check the next box if the buyer will be receiving the vessel as a gift
  • Check the final box in this section if a trade has been negotiated between the seller and buyer – describe the terms of the trade. If more room is needed to properly describe the details, add a sheet and attach it to this form

Step 4 – Seller’s Disclosure – The seller shall read the statements in this section. If the seller is aware of any defects in or on the vessel to be sold, they must disclose the defects on the line provided. If more room is needed, continue on a separate sheet and attach the defect information to the form.

  • Do not provide the seller’s signature unless all parties are already in the witness of a notary public

Step 5 – Signatures – All parties must be present before a notary public before signing the document. The seller, buyer, witness, and notary must be present and must complete the following information, respectively:

  • Date the signature area by placing entering the date inside of the lines in dd/mm/yyyy format as shown
  • The Seller –
  • Seller’s Signature
  • Printed name
  • AND
  • The Buyer –
  • Buyer’s Signature
  • Printed name
  • AND
  • The Witness – 
  • Witness’ Signature
  • Printed name

Step 6 – Notarization – The notary public will complete the remainder of the form by entering the notary information. They will then affix their state seal to the document.

  • Make copies of the document for record keeping
  • Give the original document to the buyer

 


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