Virginia Bill of Sale Forms

Last updated March 29th, 2022

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A Virginia bill of sale is a type of receipt that details the sale of personal property, such as motor vehicles, boats, firearms, and livestock. It affirms that a seller relinquished ownership rights to a buyer in exchange for payment, trade, or a combination of both. If selling a vehicle that’s more than five (5) years old, a bill of sale must be completed and submitted to the Virginia DMV alongside the required registration paperwork. Likewise, a bill of sale is needed to register an untitled boat in the new owner’s name. In all cases, both parties must sign the document to finalize the sale and validate the transfer of ownership.

Types (4)

Firearm Bill of Sale – A written record of a firearm transfer between a private seller and a buyer.

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Boat Bill of Sale – A document that records the private sale of a boat. If the boat doesn’t have a valid title, a bill of sale is required for titling and registration.

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Generic Bill of Sale – This generic form can be used to complete a variety of transfers.

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Registration Resources

Motor Vehicle

  • Virginia DMV Locator – A map containing the locations of all Virginia DMV offices. Users can enter their address to find the nearest branch location.
  • Application for Title and Registration – Used to register and title a motor vehicle in Virginia. Once complete, it must be filed with the DMV.
  • Application for Registration – Required when applying for initial vehicle registration and may also be used to renew an existing registration.
  • Registration Renewal – An online portal used by vehicle owners to renew their registration.
  • Odometer Disclosure Statement – Used to disclose the mileage of an out-of-state motor vehicle following the transfer of ownership.
  • Registration Fees – The registration and titling fees for both commercial and non-commercial motor vehicles.