A Georgia bill of sale form documents the sale of personal property in a private transaction between a seller and a buyer. At a minimum, the form will include a description of the item being sold, its price, the transaction date, and the signatures of one or both parties. Implementing a bill of sale creates a record of the transaction and protects both parties from any liability regarding the item’s ownership. When selling a used vehicle or boat, the seller will need to use the official government forms (see below), which the buyer will be required to present when registering their vehicle/vessel.
Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale – This form is used when selling a vehicle to document the transfer of ownership between a buyer and seller.
Firearm Bill of Sale – Used to detail the exchange of firearm ownership between individuals in a private transaction.
Boat Bill of Sale – A proof of purchase receipt that outlines the details of a boat transaction between a seller and a buyer.
Generic Bill of Sale – Documents the purchase and sale of used goods sold in a private transaction between a seller and a buyer.
- Motor Vehicle Department (MVD) – The state agency responsible for registering and titling vehicles.
- Form MV-1 Title/Tag Application – Used to apply for titling and registration.
- Form T-22B Certification of Inspection – Must be completed prior to registration if a vehicle lacks a title.
- County Tag Office – Registration applications must be submitted to one of these offices.
- Fee Schedule – A list of all associated motor vehicle fees, fines, and penalties.
- Weapons Carry License (WCL) Guide – Explains how to apply for a concealed carry license.
- Probate Court – Individuals must apply for a WCL with the court in their county of residence.
- Department of Natural Resources (DNR) – The department responsible for maintaining the state registry of boats.
- Georgia Vessel Registration/Title Application – Boat owners must use this form to apply for titling and registration for newly purchased boats.
- Fee Schedule – Boat registration fees (based on the length of the vessel).