New York Bill of Sale Forms

A New York bill of sale is a legal form used in a private sale between two parties. This document records the transaction details, which include the information about the object sold, the parties involved, and the terms and conditions of the deal.

Bill of sale forms are used for legal protection and are often required as evidence during vehicle and vessel registration.

Here, you will find official forms for all major property types and will be able to use our customized templates valid in the State of New York.

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Forms by Type

There’s a variety of bills of sale, and each is required for different instances and specific types of transactions. Clearly, based on the kind of transaction conducted in New York, you will need the right bill of sale form to be applied and registered accordingly with the state if needed.

For New York motor vehicle bills of sale, you have to ensure that you get all the information of your vehicle right for the document to be legal. These bills of sale are believed to be one of the most generally chosen ones because they help both the buyer and the seller a lot. The former is guarded against purchasing a vehicle with hidden defects and the latter against partial liability in the event of any incidents.

Alternative Name Car Bill of Sale
Seller’s Signature Required
Buyer’s Signature Required
Notarization Optional
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In the state of New York, a boat bill of sale is used during vessel registration. You’ll also need to get a verification form to ensure the boat’s identifying number and the number on the register match.

Alternative Name Vessel Bill of Sale
Seller’s Signature Required
Buyer’s Signature Optional
Notarization Optional
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Bills of sale for firearms are believed to be especially crucial since these bills can help monitor each time a firearm is being sold. New York demands a background check by the dealer for any firearm sale to be possible.

Alternative Name Gun Bill of Sale
Seller’s Signature Required
Buyer’s Signature Optional
Notarization Optional
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It’s possible to choose a general bill of sale that can be used for anything, but only if there is no more specific template for New York. General templates are far less special when compared to those tailored for specific property types.

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

For Vehicles

  • NY DMV Registration Guide – Official step-by-step vehicle registration guide by the New York State DMV.
  • DMV Locations – Check DMV offices locations and available in-person services by county.
  • Title Guide – Learn more about a Certificate of Title and ownerships proofs in New York
  • Proofs of Identity – Find out what can be used as identity proof for registration and titling.

For Boats

The DMV locations, registration guide, and some of the forms from the previous section can also be used for boats.

For Firearms

According to New York law, handguns are required to be registered. You also have to document the propriety rights change and those firearms you’re taking with you to the state.

People are presently prohibited to carry handguns openly in the state of New York. This means that open carry is against the law.

  • Firearm Forms – The directory of all forms firearm buyers and sellers might need in NYS.
  • Sheriff Offices – The list of sheriff offices in each New York county.
  • Handgun Applicants Guide – Instructions and forms for those applying for a handgun license.
  • Military Discharge – Submit this Request Department of Defense Form 214 during handgun license application if you have served in the military.

Relevant Official Forms

(Vehicle) Form MV-912
(Vehicle) Form MV-82
(Vehicle) Form MV-83T
(Vehicle) Form MV-103
(Vehicle) Form DTF-802
(Vehicle) POA
(Boat) Form MV-82B
(Boat) Form MV-900
(Boat) Form OPS-420
(Firearm) Form PPB 3
(Firearm) Form PPB 11
(Firearm) Form PD 643-041

Official NY bill of sale.

(Vehicle) Form MV-912

New York Vehicle Registration/Title Application.

(Vehicle) Form MV-82

Use with MV-82 if the vehicle is jointly owned.

(Vehicle) Form MV-83T

Odometer and Damage Disclosure Statements should be attached to your bill of sale.

(Vehicle) Form MV-103

Statement of Transaction is used for gifted vehicles or deals without sales tax in the price.

(Vehicle) Form DTF-802

Used to appoint someone else to register the vehicle for you.

(Vehicle) POA

New York Boat Registration/Title Application.

(Boat) Form MV-82B

Notice of Lien is diled by the lienholder.

(Boat) Form MV-900

Used to apply for HIN.

(Boat) Form OPS-420

Pistol/Revolver License Application.

(Firearm) Form PPB 3

Assault Weapon Registration.

(Firearm) Form PPB 11

NYC-specific handgun application.

(Firearm) Form PD 643-041

Short New York 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.