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.

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Connecticut Bill of Sale Forms

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.

Form Details

Document Name Connecticut Bill of Sale
Seller’s Signature Always Required
Buyer’s Signature Required for Firearms
Notarization Optional
When the Form is Required As a Vehicle Purchase Proof by the DMV

Short Video Guide to Bills of Sale in CT

General Connecticut Bill of Sale

Connecticut general bill of sale templateIf you want to use a bill of sale for something other than vehicles, watercraft, or firearms, this general form will suit your needs.
Download: Adobe PDF

Connecticut Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale

Connecticut motor vehicle bill of sale templateTo 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.
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Vehicle Registration Resources and Forms

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.

Resources:

  • 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.

Forms:

  • Form H-31 – A bill of sale form provided by the Department of Motor Vehicles in the State of Connecticut.
  • Form H-13B – Registration and Title Application with instructions – use to apply for a car title in CT.
  • Form A-83 – Special power of attorney for a vehicle – used to authorize someone to work with DMV paperwork on your behalf.
  • General Odometer Disclosure Statement – required during ownership transfer to confirm the vehicle mileage.

Connecticut Bill of Sale for a Boat

Connecticut boat bill of sale templateIf 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.
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Boat Registration Resources and Forms

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.

Resources:

  • 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.

Forms:

  • Form B-148 – Application for Vessel Registration and Certificate of Number Decal with instructions.
  • Form B-203 – Vessel Ownership Affidavit – used for unregistered vessels.

Connecticut Bill of Sale for a Firearm

Connecticut firearm bill of sale templateWith 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.
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Firearm Registration Resources and Forms

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

Resources:

  • 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.

Forms:

  • Form DPS-3-C – Sales of Transfer of All Firearms – used as a bill of sale during private transfers.
  • Form DPS-67-C – Application to Purchase a Firearm – must be kept for 20 years, no filing required.

How to write Connecticut Bill of Sale

The guidelines listed here are centered around our custom-made bill of sale form. Yet, if there is a form supplied by your local officials, it is always advised to use it for the transaction.

Step 1: Specify the bill of sale creation date.
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Step 2: Type in the particulars of each party (buyer and seller):

  • Full legal name
  • Address: Street, City, State of residence, Zipcode
  • Contact information: Cell phone number, Email address
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Step 3: Enter the detailed information about the motor vehicle that you are selling:

  • Manufacturer
  • Vehicle’s model
  • Vehicle’s body style
  • Year
  • Odometer indication
  • Color
  • Vehicle Identification Number
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Step 4: At this point, you need to establish the way you will be given money for the deal.

Type in the sale date and state the full amount that must be paid for the motor vehicle. You need to also indicate the selling method the purchaser will use:

  1. One-time transaction. One of the more quick options: on the same day, the purchaser gets the motor vehicle transported to them and pays the whole amount of money.
  2. Trade-in. With this particular choice, the seller wants to trade their car for the buyer’s vehicle with an extra payment from the buyer. The purchaser’s motor vehicle description must also be included in the bill of sale.
  3. In installments. With this method, you need to enter the dates when the buyer must provide the first and the final payments, together with their sums.

Now, specify how the purchaser will pay:

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Cashier’s cheque
  • Money order

The final thing to do in this particular part would be to determine whether all applicable taxes are included in the final cost.
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Step 5: Check the miscellaneous provisions.

This part generally includes the “as-is” passage that means the item is sold with no warranties.
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Step 6: Sign the document.

In nearly all states, the signature of the buyer is not necessary. Nonetheless, it is advised to have the form signed by both parties. To play it safe, the parties could choose someone who will attest to the deal and sign the bill of sale as well.
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Step 7: Use the services of a notary public

By doing this, you will get more legal protection. But, this step is typically completely optional.

In lots of states, a bill of sale form can be needed during title change, so the purchaser needs to have the original. There are two approaches here: you need to either fill out and sign two identical bills of sale or make a duplicate for the seller to store.
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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.