Louisiana Bill of Sale

The Louisiana bill of sale forms serve as a record of transactions that occurred (sale or purchase) for personal or private property in the state of Louisiana. It documents vital information related to the change of ownership such as date, parties involved, purchase price, description of the property, etc. It can be used for various types of property from cars to jewelry. It’s often required to register said property. Depending on what it was used for, notarization may be required.  

Louisiana vehicle bill of sale form template

Louisiana Bill of Sale

4 Types of Louisiana bill of sale form

  • Boat bill of sale - The boat bill of sale is a document that records the transaction concerned with the change of ownership for a vessel/boat

  • General bill of sale - A broad-use bill of sale designed to accommodate transactions for various types of personal and private property. 

  • Firearm bill of sale - A legal document that records the change of ownership transaction for a firearm and is between two or more parties. 

  • Vehicle bill of sale - A document used as proof of the lawful change of ownership of a vehicle via a purchase and sale. 

Required documents for vehicle registration in Louisiana

  • A duly completed bill of sale 

  • The odometer disclosure statement for vehicles under 16,000 pounds and that were manufactured within the last 20 years 

  • The certificate of title that has been signed over to the buyer 

  • A duly completed vehicle application (Form DPSMV 1799);

  • The form for notice of vehicle transfer 

  • A driver’s license that’s valid in the state of Louisiana

  • The applicable registration fees 

  • Proof of insurance that meets the mandatory minimums 

  • If the vehicle is to be registered on behalf of the owner by someone else then a motor vehicle power of attorney is required

Required documents for boat registration in Louisiana

  • A duly completed bill of sale 

  • A duly filled application for boat registration and motor title (Form 55)

  • If it was purchased from a dealership, the manufacturer’s statement of origin is required

  • Boat registration tax payment certification 

  • A certificate of title that has been signed over by the seller 

  • If the vessel is constructed by someone that’s not a licensed manufacturer then an affidavit for boat inspection is required 

  • A driver’s license or identity proof 

  • The applicable fees

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