Maryland Bill of Sale Templates

A Maryland bill of sale is a document used for private purchases between individuals to record all details of such purchases. These documents can be used to prove legal ownership and are often required during registration procedures in DMVs.

We offer customized bill of sale templates designed for Maryland and tailored for different items. You can also create a personalized document that would suit your needs in under 10 minutes. Additionally, there are two official forms that you can use in Maryland: Form VR-181 – for vehicles and Form B-118 – for boats. Both of them are available for download further below.

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Maryland Bill of Sale Forms

Depending on the circumstances and types of transactions, there are different types of bills of sale that you can use. You may wish to choose the appropriate bill of sale template below based on the transaction you’re conducting.

Maryland motor vehicle bill of sale templateA Maryland vehicle bill of sale is used for motor vehicle transactions and is required during titling and registration procedures. The form must be notarized to be valid.

Document Name Maryland Vehicle Bill of Sale
Seller’s Signature Required
Buyer’s Signature Required
Notarization Required
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Maryland boat bill of sale templateUse a Maryland boat bill of sale to record the information of a watercraft being sold to another party and have legal proof of the deal completion. The buyer will have 30 days to register the vessel in the Department of Natural Resources.

Document Name Maryland Boat Bill of Sale
Seller’s Signature Required
Buyer’s Signature Optional
Notarization Optional
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Maryland firearm bill of sale templateUse this gun bill of sale template to document the essential details of a firearm transfer. According to Maryland Public Safety Section 5-106, only a licensed dealer can sell firearms.

Document Name Maryland Firearm Bill of Sale
Seller’s Signature Required
Buyer’s Signature Optional
Notarization Optional
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Maryland general bill of sale templateA general bill of sale may be applied for nearly any property type. Ensure the description of what is being offered for sale and the purchase terms are carefully detailed, as this form is less customized.

Document Name Maryland General Bill of Sale
Seller’s Signature Required
Buyer’s Signature Optional
Notarization Optional
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Relevant Resources and Forms

For Vehicles

You’ll have 60 days from the minute of the transaction or the moment you relocate to Maryland to register the vehicle. Apart from some additional fees or taxes that your county may impose, you’ll have to pay $135–$187 for vehicle registration.

Resources:

  • MVA Guide – Official guide on titling and registering vehicles in Maryland with all the necessary contact details and offices’ locations.
  • Pre-driving tips – Learn what is required of you before you get to drive a vehicle in MD.
  • Vehicle buying guide – Official guide on how to buy a vehicle in the State of Maryland.
  • Insurance requirements – MVA guidelines regarding vehicle insurance.

Forms:

  • Form VR-181 – Official bill of sale form provided by MDOT.
  • Form VR-005 – Application for a Certificate of Title – used to apply for vehicle title and must be handed in-person in your local MVA office.
  • Form VR-197 – Odometer Disclosure Statement – a mandatory form used to disclose the actual mileage of a vehicle.
  • Form VR-470 – Limited motor vehicle power of attorney – assign another person to act on your behalf in vehicle-related matters.

For Boats

Registrations of boats in the state of Maryland are usually valid for twenty-four months. They will be required for all commercial and recreational vessels. Registrations expire on December 31 of every second year.

Resources:

  • DNR Guide – Official detailed registration guide by Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
  • DMV Guide – Concise but detailed manual on MD watercraft registration by DMV.org.

Forms:

  • Form B-118 – Official Maryland bill of sale for a vessel.
  • Form B-240 – Multipurpose application for new vessels.
  • Form B-104 – Licensing and registration for boats built entirely by the applicant.

For Firearms

Individuals are now allowed to open-carry handguns in the state of Maryland without a license. To buy a gun, you would need to get a state permit first, issued by the police department, which also involves a background check. Only people who became residents after October 1, 2013, are required to register regulated guns. Machine guns have to be registered in all cases.

Resources:

  • MD Gun Laws – Extensive guide on owning, wearing, carrying, and transporting various guns in Maryland.
  • MDSP Gun Registration – You can register your firearms through the State Police.

Forms:

  • Form MSP 77R-1 – A sample of the form you fill out when applying for a firearm permit (with questions asked by the MDSP). Provided only for informational purposes and should not be filed or submitted in any way.

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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.