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Florida Bill of Sale Forms

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The Florida Bill of Sale Forms are legal documents that prove legal sale and purchase or trade between an entity and individual or two individuals. These documents will also prove transfer of ownership of a vehicle, boat/vessel, firearm or any type of personal items. Some forms in the state of Florida will require notarization.


General Bill of Sale – This form is generally used for the sale, purchase or trade of personal items.

Firearm Bill of Sale – This document is used in the sale, purchase or trade of a firearm in the state of Florida.

Vehicle/Vessel Bill of Sale – For use when selling, purchase or trade of a boat/vessel, to prove the sale or trade and transference of ownership.

Vehicle Registration Forms

  • In the state of Florida, a bill of sale is an important part of the transfer of ownership, be certain that you receive a notarized bill of sale
  • Picture Identification
  • Complete the title with the seller. Be sure that you look at the vehicle identification number on the vehicle and match it to the one on the title. If the vehicle has not been titled in Florida, you will need a Vehicle Identification (VIN) inspection
  • If your vehicle is less than 10 years old, you must complete an Odometer/Milage Disclosure
  • Proof of Insurance purchased in the state of Florida
  • If the vehicle is purchased outside of the state you will need to complete an Application for Certification of Title With/Without Registration (Form HSMV 82040)
  • You will need the Vehicle Identification Number and Odometer Verification (Form HSMV 82042)
  • Be prepared to pay the following fees:
  • Local county fees
  • Title fee
  • Florida sales and use tax: Currently 6%
  • License plate fee if required – although you will not be charged if transferring plates

Once you’ve acquired your documentation and registered your vehicle, you will then collect your license plates and registration stickers to make your vehicle legal to travel on Florida roads and highways

Florida Boat/Vessel Registration Forms

  • Complete a Vessel Registration Application – You will need to acquire the form at the county tax collector’s office inasmuch as this form is not offered online
  • Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin (MSO)
  • A bill of sale
  • Be prepared to pay registration fees