An Alabama boat bill of sale is a document completed upon the successful conclusion of a boat transaction between a buyer and a seller. The form includes information on both parties, a description of the boat and any trailers or motors included, and the purchase price of all items sold. A bill of sale is similar to a receipt, and it should only be signed once the seller has paid the buyer in full for the boat. The form must be completed in order for the new buyer to be able to register their new boat. Registration must be carried out within three (3) days of purchase if it is a new boat, or fifteen (15) days if the boat is used and currently registered in Alabama.
Alabama Boat Registration
The boat’s new owner must do the following to register their boat in Alabama for the first time:
- Locate the nearest Vehicle Licensing Office.
- Bring the original signed bill of sale and a completed Application for Boat Registration, Transfer, Replacement, and Duplicate Form.
- Pay the registration fee. Fees are generally based on the length of the boat and may vary by county.