Rhode Island Bill of Sale Templates

A Rhode Island bill of sale is required during most private transactions. It allows to record all specifics of the deal and legally transfer the title.

There is no state-specific bill of sale form for Rhode Island, so you’re encouraged to use templates available on our website. In addition, you can use the official forms we’ve collected for you below. For example, Form TR-1 should be submitted to register or title your vehicle.

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Forms by Type

It’s necessary to use a bill of sale template that addresses the type of transaction you intend to make. Rhode Island requires all vehicle buyers to sign a bill of sale to formalize the bargain. You are free to select the proper form corresponding to your type of purchase or sale from our templates or prepare a tailor-made bill of sale if you want to sell assets that don’t have a specific template.

Rhode Island motor vehicle bill of sale template

In Rhode Island, you should sign a motor vehicle bill of sale during a vehicle purchase. Without this form, the seller can be partly liable for all violations related to the vehicle.

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

Rhode Island vessel bill of sale is one of the necessary documents you need to hand in to register a vessel.

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

A firearm bill of sale is used to record the act of gun transfer. According to RI gun regulations, seven days must pass between a transaction and firearm delivery.

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

You can use a Rhode Island general bill of sale to secure the sale deal of any asset type. Ensure you have all fields filled with full data on the property, so both vendor and buyer can be legally protected.

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

For Vehicles

Rhode Island vehicle registration process depends on where you’ve purchased your vehicle. The dealer usually submits the registration papers on your behalf, but if you buy from a private seller, you need to visit your local DMV office with all the required documents. Once your vehicle is registered, you have five days to inspect it. The title transfer fee is $52.50 plus sales and registration fees.

  • Vehicle Registration – Useful information related to vehicle registration, including relevant forms and fees.
  • Titles – All you need to know about vehicle taxes and titles in Rhode Island.
  • VIN Check – Details regarding vehicle identification number (VIN) check, including local police departments’ addresses where you can inspect the vehicle before the registration.
  • Out-of-State Transfers – Things to know if you want to transfer a titled vehicle to Rhode Island from another state.
  • FAQ – Official response on typical concerns of vehicle owners.

For Boats

All motorized boat owners must have an onboard registration card and validation decals to operate freely in Rhode Island waters. Lifeboats, smaller than 12 ft long vessels, canoes, and kayaks are exempted from the registration. You need to report Department of Environmental Management within 15 days regarding the title transfer.

For Firearms

Whether concealed or not, carrying a gun in Rhode Island is illegal for people without a permit. RI State is a licensed carry state, so only those with the license from the attorney general are eligible for an open-carry firearm. Only residents with a license have permission to purchase handguns. Those who intend to buy a gun out-of-state must hand in an application for the permit to purchase a concealable firearm.

  • Pistol Permits – Get extensive information regarding gun registration and apply for a permit.
  • State Gun Laws – Gun law regulations are recognized by the Rhode Island state.

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Relevant Forms

(Vehicle) Form TR-1
(Vehicle) Request for Title Information
(Vehicle) Affidavit for Motorcycle, Moped, and Motor Scooter
(Vehicle) Affidavit for Cancellation of Registration
(Vessel) Application for Initial Vessel Certificate of Title
(Firearm) Application for Firearm Permit

Application for Vehicle Registration and Certificate of Title

(Vehicle) Form TR-1

Request for Title Information is used to obtain motor vehicle information regarding its title and verify its current titled owner.

(Vehicle) Request for Title Information

A person uses an Affidavit for Motorcycle, Moped, and Motor Scooter to obtain a certificate of title for a motorcycle or motor scooter.

(Vehicle) Affidavit for Motorcycle, Moped, and Motor Scooter

Affidavit for Cancellation of Registration certifies that the registrant wanted to cancel the vehicle registration but could not return the plate due to specific reasons.

(Vehicle) Affidavit for Cancellation of Registration

Application Application for Initial Vessel Certificate of Title is designed for vessels that are not documented through the United States Coast Guard (USCG).

(Vessel) Application for Initial Vessel Certificate of Title

Application for License to Carry a Concealed Weapon (with instuctions)

(Firearm) Application for Firearm Permit
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Other Rhode Island Forms

Published: Apr 18, 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.