A bill of sale officially records a transaction between two parties for all sorts of legal and practical purposes. We are all familiar with this concept to a degree—your typical sales receipt from the store is a bill of sale.
Legally speaking, it transfers the ownership rights and interests of one party (the seller) over some property to another (the buyer).
Now, if you are planning on selling some other valuable asset that you own, you will also need a bill of sale. Doesn’t matter if this is a private, personal, one-time sale. If you own it and wish to let someone else own it, legally and for a price, choose a Bill of Sale Template to help you make this exchange proper on all counts.
Bills of sale can be as simple or as complicated as the sale itself. Some transactions involve simple commodities—say, a pack of gum—where you can pin a unit price on the item and be done with it. Other commodities are bigger and more valuable like a car or a business, and so you will need a bill of sale to accommodate that, either a Business Bill of Sale or a Trailer Bill of Sale.
The obvious reason for this is that you will have to record all the details important and relevant to the transaction.
To keep this plurality of possibilities in mind, we have included a varied range of forms to choose from. Whether you are selling
you will find something here to help. Just click, download, print. Files are available as free Word documents or PDF files.
If you’re selling anything else, the generic blank printable bill is a good place to start.
A Vehicle Bill of Sale will necessarily be different from a bill of sale for a horse. But there are certain foundational elements of these bills of sale that will always be necessary:
As long as you have these details down, the bill of sale holds.