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Louisiana Boat Bill of Sale Form

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The Louisiana Boat Bill of Sale is a document that is used by seller and buyer to record the legal sale and purchase of a boat/vessel in the state of Louisiana. This document will provide all of the specific information with regard to the vessel and will prove the agreed change in ownership between the parties.

Register a Boat in Louisiana

All vessels must be registered prior to use on Louisiana waterways.

Where to Register – You may only register by sending your required documentation by U.S postal service to:

  • Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
  • P.O. Box 14796
  • Baton Rouge, LA 70898

Needed to Register – The following documents are required for registration:

  • Completed Boat Registration Application (Form 55)
  • A bill of sale and Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin (MSO)
  • Paid Tax Receipt (copy)
  • Provide a check or money order for registration fees
  • Send all information to the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries as stated
  • If you have any further questions regard to Louisiana boat registration, call 1-(225) 765-2898

How to Write

Step 1 – Download the document –

  • In the top left corner of the form enter the name of the Parrish where the boat/vessel is being sold

Step 2 – Seller’s Name

  • Enter the printed name of the seller

Step 3 – Buyer’s Name

  •  Enter the printed name of the buyer of the boat and/or motor

Step 4 – Boat Information – Provide the following information in the fields provided:

  • Registration Number (if registered)
  • Model Year
  • Manufacturer/Make
  • Enter the Boat’s Hull Identification Number (HIN)
  • Enter the Motor Serial Number
  • Enter the sale price of the boat
  • Enter the sale price of the motor
  • Enter the date of the sale in mm/dd/yyyy format
  • Seller must read and agree to the statement provided, stating there are no liens nor are there any encumbrances of any kind.

Step 5 – Signatures and Notary Acknowledgement

  • Enter the date in which buyer(s) and seller(s) signatures have been provided – enter in the date fields provided
  • Day
  • Month
  • Year
  • Enter the Seller’s signature
  • AND
  • Enter the Buyer’s Signature
  • AND
  • Enter the signature of the Notary Public
  • Notary Public will acknowledge the document by affixing their state seal

Make copies of the document and provide the original to the seller