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Ohio Boat Bill of Sale Form

The Ohio Boat Bill of Sale is a legal document that will offer proof that the legal sale and purchase of a vessel has traded possession. The form will provide information with regard to any identifying factors with regard to the vessel, information with regard to the buyer, seller, and change of ownership. This document will require notarization.

Register a Boat in Ohio

The state of Ohio requires that all boats/vessels operating on Ohio waterways be registered unless one is visiting for 60 days or less. The Ohio Division of Watercraft strictly enforces all boating regulations to ensure public safety.

Where to Register – When registering a boat/vessel in Ohio, one must appear in person with all of their required registration documentation at their Local Ohio Division of Watercraft Office

Needed to Register – Gather the following documentation as required:

How to Write

Step 1 – Seller and Buyer Information – Enter the following information:

  • The Seller – 
  • Name
  • Driver’s License Number
  • Physical Address
  • City
  • State
  • AND
  • The Buyer –
  • Name
  • Driver’s License Number
  • Physical Address
  • City
  • State

Step 2 – Vessel Detail – Seller must enter the required information as follows:

  • Make
  • Length
  • Year (the vessel was built)
  • Hull ID Number
  • Registration ID Number
  • Odometer Reading (hours)
  • Title Number
  • Will a Trailer be included with the sale? (check yes or no)
  • If Yes – Enter the Make and Year
  • Will an Outboard Motor be included with the sale? (check yes or no)
  • If Yes – Enter the Make, Year and Horsepower (HP)

Step 3 – Sales Price – Check the boxes that apply. Enter additional information if requested:

  • Check the box if the seller prefers only monetary funds as payment – Enter the worded dollar amount
  • Enter the dollar amount in numbers
  • Enter the date agreed that payment will be made, in mm/dd/yyyy format
  • Enter the date in which this document will be known, in mm/dd/yyyy format
  • If the parties agree that payment will be made at a later date, enter a date, in mm/dd/yyyy format
  • Other – If different arrangements have been made, enter the description of the agreement
  • Check the box if the vessel is only intended as a gift and no monetary payment will be required
  • Check the last box if this will be a trade. Briefly describe the terms of the trade

Step 4 – Seller’s Disclosure – The seller should carefully read the statements:

  • Record any known defects in the line provided
  • Once complete, the seller may provide their signature

Step 5 – Signatures – If all signing parties are collectively before a notary public and have been identified by the notary, provide the following:

  • The Seller –
  • Signature
  • Print Name
  • AND
  • The Buyer –
  • Signature
  • Print Name
  • AND
  • The Witness –
  • Signature
  • Print Name

Step 6 – Once the notary public has witnessed all of the signatures, they will complete the remainder of the form. They will then affix their state seal.

  • Make copies to provide to all signatories for their records
  • Supply the original copy to the buyer/recipient

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