Updated on February 2nd, 2021
A Utah boat bill of sale form relays the terms whereby a boat was sold and transferred ownership between a private seller and a buyer. The form must be signed by the seller to be valid. The buyer will need to keep this document as proof of purchase when titling and registering the vessel in their name. The seller should also keep a copy of the bill of sale in case the vessel’s purchase and ownership are ever called into question.
Utah Boat Registration/Titling
In Utah, all watercraft owners must obtain state registration and decals from the DMV to legally operate their motorboats, sailboats, jet skis, canoes, and other watercraft in the state. Any watercraft that are from out-of-state and are in Utah for sixty (60) days or less are exempt from this requirement, as are lifeboats, sailboards, and motorless inflatable vessels. To register a vessel, the following steps must be followed:
- Pay the uniform fee for the vessel at the county assessor’s office and collect a receipt of payment. The receipt will be required at registration.
- Complete the Vessel Application for Utah Title.
- Go to the local DMV office and submit the following paperwork:
- Vessel’s Certificate of Title signed over to the buyer
- Boat Bill of Sale
- Completed Vessel Application for Utah Title
- Proof of payment for the uniform fee
- Certificate of Inspection (if the vessel is being titled in Utah for the first time)
- Pay registration and titling fees.