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Illinois Bill of Sale Forms

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The Illinois Bill of Sale Forms are documents in the state of Illinois, that provide information with regard to the sale, purchase or trade of any of a number of items from vehicles and vessels/boats to personal items. These documents protect both the seller and buyer and in many cases make it possible to register items with the state when needed. These forms also prove change of ownership. If a document requires notarization, do not enter signatures until all parties are before a notary public.


Boat Bill of Sale – To be used in the sale, purchase, and change of ownership for a vessel/boat.

General Bill of Sale – To be used, for the most part, between two individuals when sale and purchase of personal property changes ownership.

Gun Bill of Sale – Transfer ownership of a firearm after the sale between buyer and seller.

Junk Vehicle Bill of Sale (Form VSD 658) – Available to validate a sale of a junk vehicle to an individual or salvage business.

Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale – Use to sell, purchase and change ownership of an automobile.

Illinois Boat Registration Forms

  • A completed Watercraft Registration/Title Application Form IL 422-0321 (available through the Department of Natural Resources or you may acquire one of these forms from most boat dealers).
  • Manufacturer’s Certification of Origin (MCO) ( for new boats only)
  • Previous owner’s registration and title (used boats only)
  • If you have not yet paid your state sales tax, you will be able to determine the amount of the sales tax you must pay by calling 1-(800) 732-8866 or  1(217) 782-3336. Once you know the amount of sales tax to be paid, send a check payable to the Illinois Department of Revenue. If you’ve already paid the taxes, provide proof that you’ve paid the sales tax already

Illinois Gun Registration Forms

  • Be over the age of 21
  • For those under the age of 21, and least 18 years of age, a written letter of consent signed by the parent or guardian is to be furnished at the time the application is completed and upon submission.
  • The parent or guardian must also be considered eligible to acquire a FOID by their own right. They must be eligible.
  • No records of convictions of felonies
  • Not deemed as an addict to narcotics of any kind
  • May not have been admitted as a patient to a mental facility in the past five years
  • Is mentally and physically capable to properly handle a firearm
  • May not be an illegal alien in the United States
  • Has no current restraining orders issued or pending orders
  • No convictions of crimes including battery, assault, or other similar crimes, in which a firearm was used or found in possession of within the past five (5) years
  • No convictions of any kind of domestic violence, battery or similar crimes committed after January 1st, 1998
  • No convictions within the past five (5) years dating from January 1st, 1998
  • The FOID application must be presented with the proper identification (driver’s license or state ID card).
  • The Possession of a firearm also requires any individual to have obtained and be in possession of, a FOID and this identification must be presented upon demand to any member of law enforcement. This does extend to ammunition.
  • Anyone under the age of 18, in possession of a firearm of any type, under Illinois firearm law, is possessing a firearm illegally and will be subject to swift and stringent action if found in possession, for your own safety and the safety of the public.

Register a Vehicle in Illinois

  • The title signed over to you by the previous owner
  • A bill of sale
  • If the vehicle has liens, you must provide the names and addresses of all lienholders (if any)
  • Proof of current Illinois auto insurance
  • Review the Tax RUT-50 chart to determine the amount of taxes that will be due. You will be required to complete a Tax RUT-50 form that may be acquired at your local SOS office.
  • Proof of Identification (Driver’s license or State ID)
  • You will need to come prepared to pay all fees ie: vehicle registration fees: $101, Title fees: $95, Tax fees (See  Tax RUT-50 chart)

Illinois Salvaged Vehicle Registration Forms

  • Properly assigned salvage certificate that is in the name of the re-builder and exactly as it appears on the re-builder’s license
  • Upon arrival at the station – the odometer reading must be noted on the application
  • A properly completed application, in the name of the re-builder, for a rebuilt title presented
  • A properly completed salvage affirmation identifying all essential parts that have actually been replaced on the rebuilt vehicle
  • The original uniform invoices/bills for all essential parts changed, any junking titles/applications in the name of the re-builder for vehicles from which essential parts have been used to rebuild the salvaged vehicle
  • IDOT vehicle inspection report and properly affixed non-expiring sticker
  • A valid driver’s license of the driver of the salvaged vehicle
  • Be prepared to pay all fees that must be paid by check or money order prior to the inspection of the vehicle.Be advised that cash will not be accepted
  • You will need a separate check or money order payable to Secretary of State for the $94 inspection fee
  • Another check or money order made payable to the Secretary of State for the $95 title fee