Virginia Bill of Sale

Virginia bill of sale forms are legal documents that document the change of proprietorship of private items. Bills of sale outline the details of the vendor and the purchaser, explain the properties being traded, and record the sale's terms and conditions. The services of a notary public may be required for some bill of sale documents.

Virginia bill of sale

Virginia Bill of Sale

Virginia Bill of Sale Form Types

Boat bill of sale

A Virginia vessel bill of sale is a legal paper that documents the change of proprietorship of watercraft in the state. The bill of sale will outline details of the purchaser and vendor, explain the boat being sold, and summarize the conditions of the transaction. This form may be requested as part of the documentation procedure and may come in handy in future sales or permit applications.

General bill of sale

A Virginia general bill of sale is a legal paper that serves as proof for the legal transaction of private items. It is intended for use by private individuals or entities. The vendor's and purchaser's details are included in the document. It also contains details about the properties sold and the transfer of proprietorship. This form may need to be notarized.

Firearm bill of sale

A Virginia firearm bill of sale is a document that verifies the legal transaction of a handgun in the state between a merchant and a person or two private entities. The two parties will benefit from this form because it will supply identifiable details about the weapon and the transfer of proprietorship. It will also include information about the vendor and the purchaser's identities. The document needs to be notarized. 

Motor vehicle bill of sale

A Virginia motor vehicle bill of sale is a document that is used in the state to change the proprietorship of an automobile. It can be used to keep track of the sales and in some later vehicle-related activities. The bill of sale should include the purchaser's and vendor's contact details, a description of the car, and a summary of the proprietorship transfer conditions.

Forms for Automobile Documentation 

  • The vehicle's title must have the "Assignment of Title by Owner" or "Application for New Owner Certificate of Title and Registration" completed for acquisitions of automobiles with an existing Virginia title.

    • These purchasers must fill out a Vehicle Registration Application to apply for registration (Form VSA 14)

  • A Manufacturer's Statement of Origin or Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin is required for brand new car acquisitions in the state of Virginia.

    • With a Request for Certificate of Title and Registration, these purchasers have to apply for both title and registration (Form VSA 17)

  • An Odometer Disclosure Statement (VSA-5) is required for automobiles above  five years old 

  • A Bill of Sale 

  • An acceptable driver’s license or state's ID

  • Evidence of residency

  • Evidence of insurance that meets up with the minimum state prerequisites

    • Twenty-five thousand US dollars for physical wounds and casualties of an individual in an accident.

    • Fifty thousand US dollars  for two or more persons in a clash

    • Twenty thousand US dollars for the destruction of properties in an accident

  • A record of successful car investigation is required for automobiles purchased in Arlington, Fairfax, Loudon, Prince William, or Stafford counties, or the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, or Manassas Park.

    • Motorcycles are exempt from this requirement.

  • A Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney is required for sales in which the purchaser or vendor is represented by an agent.

  • All titling and documentation costs have to be paid in full.

Forms for Vessel Documentation

  • A Request for a Certificate of Title and Number for a Vessel (Registration)

  • The preceding title statement applies if the transfer is made within the state.

  • Purchasers of new vessels will require a Prototype Manufacturer or

  •  Importer's Certificate of Origin filled out by the merchant; purchasers of vessels imported from different states would require the former title, and perhaps the former registration.

  • Sale slip or receipts from a bill of sale indicating the payment of taxes and costs.

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