Connecticut Bill of Sale Templates

A Connecticut bill of sale is a legal form that acts as proof that a certain private transaction took place. This document records the seller’s and buyer’s contact details and contains identifying information about the item sold.

You can use our customized templates, made specifically for every popular property type, or you can also try our step-by-step bill of sale maker to create a personalized document valid in Connecticut. We also provide the official CT DMV form H-31 that can be used for any vehicles or vessels.

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Forms by Type

Types of bills of sale in CT range according to the type of sale and terms of the transaction. Find a bill of sale form that suits your needs below and get it filled out accordingly.

To sell vehicles of any kind, you can use a Connecticut motor vehicle bill of sale form. The buyer will need to present a sale proof in the DMV, and a bill of sale is a suitable document in this case.

Alternative Name Car Bill of Sale
Seller’s Signature Required
Buyer’s Signature Optional
Notarization Optional
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If you want to sell or buy a boat in Connecticut, use this template. You’d need to indicate all the identifying details of the boat, including its make, model, year, HIN, and engine hours.

Alternative Name Vessel Bill of Sale
Seller’s Signature Required
Buyer’s Signature Optional
Notarization Optional
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With a firearm bill of sale, it’s possible to keep a check on the times a firearm changes ownership in Connecticut. You would also need a purchase permit from the Connecticut State Police to buy any gun.

Alternative Name Gun Bill of Sale
Seller’s Signature Required
Buyer’s Signature Required
Notarization Optional
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If you want to use a bill of sale for something other than vehicles, watercraft, or firearms, this general form will suit your needs.

Alternative Name Generic Bill of Sale
Seller’s Signature Required
Buyer’s Signature Optional
Notarization Optional
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Relevant Resources

For Vehicles

You will have 30 days from the time of the sale or 60 days from the moment you moved to Connecticut. You will need to show that you’ve got car insurance with a minimum of $25,000 in coverage per individual injured as well as at least $50,000 totally for everyone injured in an accident.

  • Registration Guide – Official vehicle registration guide by the Connecticut DMV with all requirements and fees.
  • YoGov Guide – A more concise registration guide in a form of a checklist.
  • Registration Fees – A detailed chart with all weight-based fees.

For Boats

All motorboats, personal watercraft, and sailboats 19.5 ft or longer have to be registered in CT. The registration fees are dependent on the boat’s length, type, and building materials. You can use form H-31 from the previous section for vessel transfer, too.

  • Registration Guide – Official DMV guide to vessel registration in the State of Connecticut.
  • Fees – A table with all fees that might be involved in the registration process.
  • Required Documents – Form B-220 lists all the required paperwork for watercraft registration.

For Firearms

In Connecticut, you are required to have a permit to purchase handguns and carry them, but you do not have to register them.

  • CT Gun Laws – List of all laws related to firearms by the Board of Firearms Permit Examiners.
  • Firearm Guide – A very detailed CT firearm guide divided into sections.

Relevant Official Forms

(Vehicle) Form H-31
(Vehicle) Form H-13B
(Vehicle) Form A-83
(Vehicle) General Odometer Disclosure Statement
(Boat) Form B-148
(Boat) Form B-203
(Firearm) Form DPS-3-C
(Firearm) Form DPS-67-C

A bill of sale form provided by the Department of Motor Vehicles in the State of Connecticut.

(Vehicle) Form H-31

Registration and Title Application with instructions is used to apply for a car title in CT.

(Vehicle) Form H-13B

Special power of attorney for a vehicle is used to authorize someone to work with DMV paperwork on your behalf.

(Vehicle) Form A-83

Required during ownership transfer to confirm the vehicle mileage.

(Vehicle) General Odometer Disclosure Statement

Application for Vessel Registration and Certificate of Number Decal with instructions.

(Boat) Form B-148

Vessel Ownership Affidavit – used for unregistered vessels.

(Boat) Form B-203

Sales of Transfer of All Firearms is used as a bill of sale during private transfers.

(Firearm) Form DPS-3-C

Application to Purchase a Firearm must be kept for 20 years, no filing required.

(Firearm) Form DPS-67-C

Short Connecticut Bill of Sale Video Guide

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Published: Sep 15, 2020
Mara Erlach
Mara Erlach
Writer & Attorney
Mara has been practicing estate planning and trust law in California since 2003, taking pride in helping clients of all backgrounds and asset profiles form a complete and customized estate plan. Her specialties are: estate planning, wills and trusts, trust and probate administration.