Updated on February 15th, 2021
A Rhode Island general bill of sale is used to prove that an item was purchased and that ownership has been transferred from a seller to a buyer. A generic bill of sale such as this can be used to sell any type of property in a private transaction. To properly execute the document, the parties must enter their personal information, describe the property being purchased, define the sales price, specify the date, and sign at the bottom. Buyers should only commit to the sale if they are satisfied with the property’s condition; there is no warranty on the item they purchase. While not legally required, a notary public can witness the signatures to authenticate the document.