The Connecticut boat bill of sale is a type of receipt provided by the Department of Motor Vehicles that records a boat transfer from seller to buyer. A description of the vessel must be entered into the bill of sale, including make, year, model, and identification number. The sale price will be on the form as well so that the DMV can calculate how much sales tax the buyer will owe when registering the vessel. The parties must include their personal information, and the seller will sign the bill of sale to authenticate the document. The seller can keep the document for their records, and the buyer will use it to register the boat to their name.
Connecticut Boat Titling/Registration
After a boat purchase, the vessel must be registered under the buyer’s name. If the boat was made in or after 2017, it must be titled as well (the application form covers both titling and registration). Registrants must complete the following steps to register and title (if applicable) their vessel:
- Make an appointment with the DMV.
- Show up to the appointment and hand over the following forms and documentation to the agent:
- Application for Vessel Registration and Certificate of Number or Decal (Form B-148)
- Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin (supplied by seller)
- Bill of sale (or a similar document with the same information)
- Pay the appropriate registration and titling fees and any sales tax owed on the vessel.