Florida Bill of Sale Templates

A Florida bill of sale form is an important document that acts as a receipt and is used in private sales. The usage of this document is generally optional but highly recommended for large-scale transactions, such as vehicle, vessel, or firearm sales, to have legal protection in case of any issues.

You can download our bill of sale template for your property type and fill it out yourself, or you can use our guided document maker to draft a customized version just for your needs.

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Forms by Type

There are three main types of property a bill of sale is used for: vehicles, vessels, and firearms. For everything else, you can check all the variants we offer or use a generic template that can be customized to any private deal conducted in Florida.

Florida motor vehicle bill of sale template

A Florida vehicle bill of sale is a template used specifically for recording vehicle ownership transfer. It is advised to indicate the title number along with the vehicle’s VIN when filling out the form. The ownership transfer is complete only once the buyer applies for and gets a new title for the vehicle.

Alternative Name Car Bill of Sale
Seller’s Signature Required
Buyer’s Signature Required
Notarization Optional
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Florida boat bill of sale template

Use a Florida boat bill of sale for transactions involving watercraft. The buyer will need the original copy of this document during the vessel registration to complete the procedure.

Alternative Name Vessel Bill of Sale
Seller’s Signature Required
Buyer’s Signature Required
Notarization Optional
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Florida firearm bill of sale template

Use this Florida firearm bill of sale template to document a firearms sale in the state. Using this form is optional, but you will have an extra layer of legal protection if you have proof of such a transaction in case of any issues in the future.

Alternative Name Gun Bill of Sale
Seller’s Signature Required
Buyer’s Signature Optional
Notarization Optional
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Florida general bill of sale template

A generic template would be useful if you’re selling or buying small-scale personal property and when there is no special form available just for that property. It would require a bit more effort to fill it out properly, but it still includes all the boilerplate clauses such a document should have.

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’re required to document the vehicle within ten days of the sale or from the time of moving to Florida. Your insurance for injuries for each individual will have to be a minimum of $10,000, and up to a total of $20,000 in coverage for all persons per accident.

  • Registration Guide – The official motor vehicle registration guide by the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Department (FLHSMV).
  • Vehicle Standards – Guidelines regarding the vehicle (bicycles included) standards in the State of Florida.
  • FL Car Laws – A well-organized guide to the Florida car laws, divided into corresponding sections for ease of navigation.
  • Vehicle History Check – Check the vehicle history by entering its VIN here.

For Boats

  • Registration Guide – The official vessel registration and titling guide by the FLHSMV.
  • Boat Regulations – Guidelines to boat standards and regulations by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

For Firearms

Florida does not have a specific law that demands firearm registration. Due to the absence of a firearms state registry, you also don’t need to record the possession transfer. Documenting guns you’re taking with you while moving to the state is not required either. Also, it is prohibited for individuals to open carry handguns in the state of Florida.

  • Purchase Requirements – Florida Law Enforcement Department guidelines to gun ownership eligibility.
  • FL Gun Laws – Up-to-date handbook for all major gun laws in Florida.
  • Search Stolen Guns – Look up the stolen gun registry to check if the gun is not stolen property.

Relevant Official Forms

(Vehicle) POA
(Vehicle) and (Boat) Form HSMV 82050
(Vehicle) and (Boat) Form HSMV 82040
(Boat) Form HSMV 87002
(Firearm) Form FDACS-16036

Form HSMV 82053, used to authorize a third party to act on your behalf in vehicle-related matters.

(Vehicle) POA

The official Florida bill of sale form with an odometer statement provided by FLHSMV (rev. 03/21).

(Vehicle) and (Boat) Form HSMV 82050

Application for Certificate of Title With/Without Registration is used by the buyer after the deal.

(Vehicle) and (Boat) Form HSMV 82040

Used for home-built boats that are shorter than 16 feet.

(Boat) Form HSMV 87002

Application for Florida Concealed Weapon or Firearm License.

(Firearm) Form FDACS-16036

Short Florida Bill of Sale Video Guide

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Published: Aug 19, 2022
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.