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Georgia Vessel Bill of Sale Form

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The Georgia Vessel Bill of Sale is a legal document that proves the sale and purchase of a boat in the state of Georgia. According to  O.C.G.A. 52-7-5(j), the seller must contact GADNR, within 15 days of the sale and provide full information with regard to the change of ownership.

Register a Vessel in Georgia

A boat that is motorized or a sailboat that is over 12 feet in length must be registered within 60 days of purchase or arrival in the state of Georgia

Where to Register – In the state of Georgia, you have a few options as to where you will be able to register a vessel. All options are handled through the Georgia Department of Natural Resources – Choose from the following:

Needed to Register – The needed documents are decided by what your particular situation is. If you go to the Supporting Documents for Boat Registration and decide what your particular situation is and follow those instructions with regard to the needed documents for your particular boat/vessel, new or used etc. You must begin with acquiring a bill of sale in all situations. Additional documents will be properly stated accordingly.

How To Write

Step 1 – Section 1 – In this section of the form, provide information pertaining to the identification of the boat/vessel being sold/purchased:

  • Georgia registration number
  • Make and Model of the boat
  • Year the vessel was built
  • Hull Identification Number (number for any vessel built prior to 1972)
  • Out of State Registration Number
  • Length of the vessel/boat (in feet and inches)
  • Hull Material
  • Provide the primary color of the vessel/boat
  • Color of the trim on the vessel/boat (if any)

Step 2 – Section 2 – In this section of the form, the seller will complete the information with regard to the sale and to whom the vessel will be sold. Enter the following into the lines provided on the form as required:

  • The Seller – 
  • Full name
  • Physical Address
  • Enter the date the sale is complete and the document is being completed
  • The Buyer –
  • Name
  • Physical Address of buyer/purchaser

Step 3 – Signatures – Buyer’s Disclosure – Both parties must carefully read the paragraphs, if both are in agreement of the information on the document and the seller is clear about the instructions as stated, provide the following:

  • Signature of Seller
  • Signature of Co-seller
  • Signature of Buyer
  • Signature of Co-Buyer

The seller should read the information at the end of the form with regard to reporting the sale.