The Colorado boat bill of sale is a document that functions as proof of purchase of a vessel sold from a private seller to a buyer. When performing the boat transfer, the parties will include their personal information, the boat information, and their signatures. A bill of sale can be used by the buyer as a temporary registration document for up to thirty (30) days after the sale, and they can also use it when registering the boat in their name. To use it as temporary registration, the new owner must carry the bill of sale on the boat while in operation until the proper registration decals are received.
Colorado Boat Registration
Colorado does not issue boat titles, so the buyer of a vessel from a private seller only needs to worry about registration. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife must be notified of any vessel sale within fifteen (15) days of the transfer. To register a boat in Colorado, the registrant must complete the following steps:
- Complete the Registration Application form.
- Mail the application and proof of ownership (list of acceptable proof of ownership documents) to the address below or visit a Parks and Wildlife office to submit all documents.
- Pay the annual registration fee.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife-Registration Unit
13787 S Highway 85
Littleton, CO 80125