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Tennessee Bill of Sale Forms (4)

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Tennessee Bill of Sale Forms (4)

Updated May 05, 2024

A Tennessee bill of sale records the exchange of property between a buyer and seller for personal property. It is a simple document that includes the parties, the purchase price or trade, and a brief description of the item being sold.

The transaction and the signing of the bill of sale should occur at the same time. Once complete, the buyer should keep a copy for their records and for registration purposes with the state.

Forms (4)

Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale – This form will show the legal sale and purchase of a motor vehicle in the state of TN. This is often needed during the process of titling and/or registration of a motor vehicle in the state.

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Boat Bill of Sale – This document would be used to prove the legal sale and purchase of a Watercraft in the state of Tennessee.

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General Bill of Sale – Usually, this form is used between two private parties to prove the sale and purchase of any type of personal property.

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Firearm Bill of Sale – This document will prove the legal sale and purchase of a firearm.

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Vehicle Registration Forms

Boat Registration Forms

  • An Application for Boat Certificate of Number. This form is not available online, but may be obtained through a county clerk’s office, or from a dealership in the boat was purchased from a Tennessee dealer
  • A bill of sale
  • If the vessel was purchased from an owner who had previously registered the boat in another state, proof of previous registration. (A signed title form may be useful for this requirement, but boats are not titled in Tennessee)[2]
  • Proof of payment of registration fees. The amount will depend on the period of registration and the length of the vessel, as per this fee schedule


  1. Tennessee Minimum Auto Insurance Requirements
  2. Tennessee Boating Registration Requirements