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North Carolina Vessel Bill of Sale Form

The North Carolina Vessel Bill of Sale is a legal document that proves the legal sale and purchase of a watercraft. The form will provide needed information regarding the seller, purchaser and identifying information about the boat. This document will require notarization.

Register a Vessel in North Carolina

In order to operate a vessel/boat on North Carolina waterways, your vessel must be registered

Where to Register – To register your vessel/boat in North Carolina, you will need to appear in person at your local Wildlife Service Agent Location. It is recommended that you call your chosen location to be certain that you are aware of their hours of availability. All offices do not keep the same hours.

Needed to Register – Gather the following documents to present to your registration agent:

How to Write

Step 1 – Vessel Registration – Enter the following information:

  • Vessel Registration Number
  • Manufacturer
  • Model
  • Year
  • NC Title Number (if any)
  • Hull Identification Number (HIN)

Step 2 – Seller and Buyer Information- Provide the following:

  • Printed Name of 1st Seller
  • Printed Name of 2nd Seller
  • Full Legal Printed Name of 1st Buyer
  • Printed Name of 2nd Buyer
  • Enter Date of Sale in mm/dd/yyyy format
  • Enter the amount of the sale

Step 3 – Signatures – Enter seller’s signatures

  • First Seller’s Signature
  • Second Seller’s Signature

Step 4 – Notarization – Once the notary public has witnessed the signatures, the notary will complete the remainder of the form and will affix the state seal to authenticate the document

  • Make copies for record keeping
  • Provide original to the buyer