Virginia Boat Bill of Sale Form

A Virginia boat bill of sale is a transaction record of a private watercraft purchase. It provides the sale price, the previous and new owners’ information, and specific details about the watercraft. The document certifies the transfer of ownership and is required for registration in some instances.

Virginia Boat Bill of Sale Form

A Virginia boat bill of sale is a transaction record of a private watercraft purchase. It provides the sale price, the previous and new owners’ information, and specific details about the watercraft. The document certifies the transfer of ownership and is required for registration in some instances.

Last updated February 24th, 2024

A Virginia boat bill of sale is a transaction record of a private watercraft purchase. It provides the sale price, the previous and new owners’ information, and specific details about the watercraft. The document certifies the transfer of ownership and is required for registration in some instances.

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Virginia Boat Registration

Boats with motors used in public Virginia waters must be titled and registered.[1] Sailboats over 18 feet long must be titled.[2] Boats must be registered within 20 days of purchase.[3]

A boat can be registered and titled at the same time by doing the following[4]:

  1. Gather the below forms:
  2. Complete the online application and pay the applicable titling and registration fees.
  3. Submit the forms to a DMV office or the DWR Headquarters or by mail to:

Department of Wildlife Resources – Client Services
PO Box 9930
Henrico, VA 23228-9930