Louisiana Bill of Sale Templates

A Louisiana bill of sale is a crucial document for different private transactions. You can benefit from creating this document whenever you buy or sell a vehicle, furniture, equipment, livestock, boats, or even an animal.

Usually, a bill of sale implies that the item is sold “as-is,” which means that a buyer cannot claim any defects after the purchase is made. Sellers themselves get specific protection—a bill of sale proves that the item changes owners, and all the liability connected with the property fall on the buyer. You can read more about the benefits of bills of sale in our bill of sale guide. You will need to acquaint yourself with different types of bills of sale before you choose the right one. Also, an official bill of sale form should be used during boat sales.

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Forms by Type

Depending on the type of transaction, certain bill of sale forms may be more or less suitable. Here are some of the most common bills of sale that can come in handy in Louisiana.

Louisiana motor vehicle bill of sale template

Louisiana vehicle bill of sale should contain the vehicle’s detailed description, including make, model, odometer reading, year, color, body type, and VIN.

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

Louisiana boat bill of sale requires a person to mention HIN, boat registration number (if any), make, year, motor serial number, and other important information.

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

Louisiana firearm bill of sale is a valuable document that includes identifying details about the firearm, buyer, and seller.

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

In a general bill of sale, the parties can outline the transaction details involving any property type.

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

For Vehicles

Those who buy vehicles within the state must register them within 40 days after the deal. If a vehicle is transferred from another state, the owner will have to register it 30 days after the change of residence. The registration should be renewed every two years.

For Boats

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) requires all motorized boats, sailboats 12-feet or longer, and non-motorized houseboats to register their vessels. Once obtained, the registration lasts for three years and can be easily renewed online or via mail. If a boat changes owner, it should be reported to the LDWF within 15 days of the transfer. Registration fees are based on the boat’s length and vary from $36 to $99.

  • Boat Registration – Learn about the title and registration process, fees, and required boating equipment.
  • Boating Regulations – Rules for boating in Louisiana, including details about who can operate a motorboat or personal watercraft.

For Firearms

Louisiana laws allow those who legally possess firearms to sell them privately. There is no state requirement for registering guns. Concealed carry is possible, but an individual needs a concealed handgun permit. In order to get it, a specific application form should be filled out and mailed to the Louisiana State Police. You can find the respective form below.

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Relevant Forms

(Vehicle) Form DPSMV 1799
(Vehicle) Form DPSMV 1606
(Vehicle) Form DPSMV 1697
(Vessel) Bill of Sale
(Vessel) Boat Registration and Title Application
(Vessel) Affidavit for Boat Inspection
(Firearm) Form ​​DPSSP 4645

Form DPSMV 1799, known as a Vehicle Application Form, is used if the original certification of title is lost.

(Vehicle) Form DPSMV 1799

Form DPSMV 1606 or Odometer Disclosure Statement must be attached to a bill of sale when recording the transfer of ownership.

(Vehicle) Form DPSMV 1606

Notice of Vehicle Transfer (Form DPSMV 1697) is required to be submitted by the owners who sell, donate, or trade their vehicles.

(Vehicle) Form DPSMV 1697

Louisiana Official Bill of Sale Form for Vessels

(Vessel) Bill of Sale

This Application should be used by the owners who want to register their boats at the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

(Vessel) Boat Registration and Title Application

Affidavit for Boat Inspection is used if you have a homemade boat or the identification number of the boat is incorrect or hard to read.

(Vessel) Affidavit for Boat Inspection

Form ​​DPSSP 4645 or Concealed Handgun Permit Application is used if a person wants to obtain a permit to carry a firearm in Louisiana.

(Firearm) Form ​​DPSSP 4645
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Published: Apr 10, 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.