Indiana Bill of Sale Forms

An Indiana bill of sale is a document that is used in private transactions within the state where the parties, a buyer and a seller, agree to transfer ownership to a certain item (vehicle, animal, equipment, etc.)

As well as the necessary information on different bills of sale, you will find the State Form 44237 provided by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles that is used in transactions involving both vehicles and vessels.

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Forms by Type

As we have mentioned, bills of sale differ depending on the type of sale. This is why it would be prudent to look through the forms that might fit your needs before you start filling out any documents.

Indiana motor vehicle bill of sale template

An Indiana vehicle bill of sale form is required by the IN BMV and is used in the vehicle titling and registration process.

Alternative Name Car Bill of Sale
Seller’s Signature Required
Buyer’s Signature Required
Notarization Optional
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Form 44237
Indiana boat bill of sale template

An Indiana boat bill of sale helps record a sale and purchase of watercraft in the state.

Alternative Name Vessel Bill of Sale
Seller’s Signature Required
Buyer’s Signature Required
Notarization Optional
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Form 44237
Indiana firearm bill of sale template

A firearm bill of sale is needed in case you plan to purchase or sell a firearm in Indiana legally.

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

A general bill of sale in Indiana can be used for all types of property that can be sold and purchased. However, transactions involving vehicles and boats are better to be detailed in a specialized form.

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 must register your motor vehicle within 30 days after the purchase or 60 days after moving to the state. Regarding insurance requirements, you will need to have auto insurance of at least $25,000 in coverage for each person injured and not less than $50,000 totally for everyone injured in a car accident. The vehicle registration will cost you around $25, and some other taxes or fees might be applied.

For Boats

Indiana laws require all vessels powered by motors including electric trolling motors to be documented in the state registry. New boat owners have 45 days to register their boats; new state residents transferring a vessel from another state have 60 days. The registration should be renewed once a year. The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) deals with all boat registrations. The length of the boat will determine the fee for registration.

For Firearms

No specific laws in the State of Indiana set the requirement of the registration of guns. Considering there is no firearms registry in Indiana, you also don’t have to register the change of gun ownership. Also, it is lawful for residents with an Indiana License to Carry a Handgun (LCH) and for non-residents with any valid state license to carry.

Relevant Official Forms

(Vehicle) Form 43230 - Odometer Disclosure
(Vehicle) Form 205 - Title Application
(Vehicle) Form 23307 - Ownership Affidavit
(Boat) Form 55100
(Boat) Form 38529
(Boat) Form 48842
(Boat) Form 48841

Use this form along with the bill of sale form 44237 to ensure there are no odometer discrepancies.

(Vehicle) Form 43230 - Odometer Disclosure

This form is used in order to get a title to a vehicle that changed ownership.

(Vehicle) Form 205 - Title Application

This affidavit is commonly used when it is impossible to obtain a certificate of title from the seller.

(Vehicle) Form 23307 - Ownership Affidavit

This form (like a bill of sale) can act as proof of ownership if there is no other ownership document.

(Boat) Form 55100

This form is used to apply for a new title in order to add a new or another owner to the title of a vessel.

(Boat) Form 38529

The form is used by the seller when the taxes are paid on a watercraft purchase.

(Boat) Form 48842

The form is used when the taxes are not paid on a vessel purchase.

(Boat) Form 48841

Video Guide for Indiana Bill of Sale Forms

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Published: Jun 5, 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.