Vermont Boat Bill of Sale Form

Last updated September 4th, 2023

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A Vermont boat bill of sale form is a required document for the private sale of a vessel that acts as a sales receipt and is used during the registration process. The purchase price indicated on the completed bill of sale will be used to calculate the sales tax upon registration. The completed form includes the boat’s make, year, Hull Identification Number (HIN), purchase price, and sale date, as well as the signatures and contact information of the buyer and the seller.

Vermont Boat Registration

All motorboats in Vermont require a Certificate of Registration and validation stickers. Non-motorized vessels and vessels with out-of-state registration that have not been in Vermont for more than ninety (90) days do not require registration. Residents can register newly purchased used vessels by following the steps below.

  1. Complete the Application for Motorboat Registration.
  2. Make an appointment at the closest DMV office to register the vessel.
  3. Bring the following paperwork to the DMV appointment:
    • Completed Application for Motorboat Registration
    • Vessel’s Certificate of Title signed over to the buyer
    • Completed Boat Bill of Sale
  4. Pay the registration fee and sales tax.