Maine Bill of Sale Templates

A Maine bill of sale is a form to document essential details of the transaction between individuals regarding the transfer of particular property. It is common to use bills of sale in transactions involving cars, animals, furniture, livestock, ATVs, trailers, and motorcycles.

Any property that has a specific value may change owners with the use of a bill of sale. The document should contain information about the parties, item sold, its condition, price, and parties’ signatures to be valid. Some bill of sale forms also require notarization (it mainly concerns the official forms provided by the state).

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Forms by Type

Maine bill of sale forms serve various life situations. You will find the most common templates and the one that fits your particular needs on this webpage.

Maine vehicle bill of sale is meant to complete a vehicle transfer between two parties. The Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) also provides the official form.

Alternative Name Car Bill of Sale
Seller’s Signature Required
Buyer’s Signature Required
Notarization Optional
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A boat bill sale form helps prove the change of ownership and might be required by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife during the boat registration.

Alternative Name Vessel Bill of Sale
Seller’s Signature Required
Buyer’s Signature Optional
Notarization Optional
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A firearm bill of sale acts as valuable evidence of gun transfer between a dealer and an individual or between two individuals.

Alternative Name Gun Bill of Sale
Seller’s Signature Required
Buyer’s Signature Optional
Notarization Optional
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In Maine, you can use a general bill of sale form that can be applied to the sale and purchase of all types of property.

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

For Vehicles

A motor vehicle bill of sale is needed for the registration of a vehicle which must take place immediately after the purchase at the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV). For out-of-state vehicles, there are 30 days to register them with the BMV. Registration should be renewed every year.

For Boats

Boat registration in Maine occurs at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW). The registration is valid for one calendar year. The price for boat registration depends on the motor power and varies between $16 and $50. The registration renewal can be quickly done online (however, you should check your town eligibility) or in person at an MDIFW office.

For Firearms

A firearm in Maine can be sold privately by all individuals who have the legal right to own one. Some categories of people are prohibited from buying guns in Maine. There is no requirement to register firearms in the state. When it comes to concealed carry, anyone legally owning a gun can do it without a specific permit (individuals aged between 18 and 20 should obtain a permit).

  • Concealed Carry in Maine – Find helpful information on concealed carry regulations in Maine, including safety programs and gun reciprocity.
  • Firearms Laws – Maine laws regarding firearms possession, including categories of residents prohibited from possessing firearms in the state.

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Relevant Forms

(Vehicle) Bill of Sale
(Vehicle) Form MVT-32
(Vessel) Boat Registration Application
(Firearm) Application for Permit to Carry Concealed Handgun (Resident)
(Firearm) Application for Permit to Carry Concealed Handgun (Non-Resident)

Maine Official Bill of Sale Form for Motor Vehicles

(Vehicle) Bill of Sale

Form MVT-32 or Odometer Information is required by the Secretary of State so that the buyer knows about the actual mileage, and the odometer reading of a vehicle can be shown on a certificate of title.

(Vehicle) Form MVT-32

ATV, Boat, and Resident Snowmobile Registration Application

(Vessel) Boat Registration Application

This Application for Permit to Carry Concealed Handgun should be used by Maine residents to get a permit to carry a firearm.

(Firearm) Application for Permit to Carry Concealed Handgun (Resident)

This Application for Permit to Carry Concealed Handgun should be used by non-residents who want to obtain a permit to carry a firearm in Maine.

(Firearm) Application for Permit to Carry Concealed Handgun (Non-Resident)
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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.