Washington Bill of Sale Forms

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Updated May 31, 2022

Washington bill of sale forms document the transfer of ownership of personal property in the State of Washington. They will provide essential information for a transaction, such as the identity of the buyer and seller, and a description of the property. Best practice is for bills of sale to be notarized.

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Forms (3)

Firearm Bill of Sale – The exchanging of a gun for trade.

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General Bill of Sale – This form is usually completed by parties who would like to provide proof of sale and purchase of personal property.

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Vehicle or Vessel Bill of Sale – Complete this document to show proof of a legal sale and purchase of a vehicle. The same document may be used for the sale and purchase of a vessel/boat. This form may be required for registration and titling of either.

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Vehicle Registration Forms

  • A bill of sale
  • A Vehicle Title Application, filled out either in the presence of a notary or a state licensing or DOL agent
  • If the vehicle is less than ten (10) years old, an odometer disclosure statement; the odometer disclosure statement is not available online, and must be obtained through a licensing office
  • Proof of payment of all taxes and registration fees. Vehicle taxes and fees can vary widely in Washington. A fee calculator is available here and will provide an estimate, but buyers should contact a licensing location to obtain the final amount

Boat Registration Forms

  • A completed Vessel Title Application
  • A bill of sale
  • If the boat was previously registered in another state, the out-of-state registration
  • If the boat was previously titled in another state, the out of state title (Note: In Washington, the title usually must be signed over in the presence of a state licensing agent)
  • Proof of payment of sales and use taxes