A North Dakota boat bill of sale is a document that can be used to record the sale of watercraft. It will feature a full description of the vessel in question and the details of any outboard motor or trailer included in the sale. Both parties should sign the bill of sale to provide their definitive consent to the transaction. When registering a boat with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, new owners will need to prove the transfer of ownership; this bill of sale, in the absence of the previous owner’s registration card, can be used as said proof.
North Dakota Boat Registration
All motorized vessels must be registered with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department in the new owner’s name. This process can be accomplished online using the department’s online registration services. Users will be required to set up an account with their address and contact information. Once logged in, they can register their newly acquired boat by submitting the vessel’s description and their personal information. To prove ownership, they’ll need to upload one of the following from the previous owner:
- A canceled check;
- The previous registration card or title;
- A signed note stating the ownership has been transferred to the new owner (Bill of Sale).
The registrar can also choose to send the proof in the mail to the below address.
ND Game and Fish Department
Attn: Watercraft Registrations
100 N. Bismarck Expressway
Bismarck, ND 58501-5095
A registration fee will need to be paid online at checkout to complete the process. The schedule is as follows:
- Motorboats less than sixteen (16) feet + all canoes powered by a motor – $18
- Motorboats sixteen (16) feet to twenty (20) feet long– $36
- Motorboats twenty (20) feet long and over – $45