Bill of Sale Connecticut
A Bill of Sale Form is also known as:
Proof of Purchase
Proof of Sale
Proof of Payment
Bill of Sale
Why Use a Bill of Sale Form in Connecticut?
A Bill of Sale (BOS) is a form that a Seller uses to document the sale or transfer of ownership of an item to a Buyer. A Bill of Sale is used to for personal property such as cars, boats, firearms, equipment and even animals, and is generally given by the Buyer to the Seller at the time of the transaction/exchange. The BOS contains information about the Seller and a detailed description of the item being sold, the purchase or trading price, whether money was paid or not, and any warranties. Both parties should fill out and retain a copy of the signed Bill of Sale as a proof of purchase and payment.
If the buyer doesn’t pay for the item immediately, it should be noted on the BOS along with the expected payment date. If an item is be given as a gift, that should be specified in the BOS. An important part of the BOS is the Seller’s Disclosure, an explanation of whether the item sold has defects or not, so that the Buyer understands the condition of the item they are buying.
A Bill of Sale Protects Both Buyer and Seller
A Bill of Sale is a legally binding document of the transaction that protects both Buyer and Seller from any future issues such as fraud, theft or mistakes. A completed BOS proves that the purchase was valid, the date of the transfer of ownership responsibility, and that the price paid is the same as the Buyer claims. Without a Bill of Sale, it can be hard to prove that an item was paid for and received, especially for cash transactions.
Quick & Easy Bill of Sale Template
Our website makes t is quick and easy to create a Bill of Sale that you can customize, print out and email. Ready in minutes, our free on-line samples and Bill of Sale template cover all necessary information for the transaction, in case a dispute arises in the future. Simply fill in the form above to get started.
BOS Payment Methods
When buying/selling an item, payment methods that you can include in a Bill of Sale are cash, email transfer, mobile or internet banking (Venmo, PayPal, etc.) and trade (list the item that is being traded for another item).
Connecticut Motor Vehicle BOS
A Connecticut Bill of Sale is required to sell a vehicle, vessel, All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV), snowmobile, or any type of motorized item that may be registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles, and the BOS must include the VIN number and odometer reading for the vehicle. A BOS is especially important, should anything go wrong with the vehicle that the Seller knew about, but did not inform the Buyer, and also protects the Seller in the event that the Buyer fails to register the vehicle or abandons it later on. (Note that a Bill of Sale is not a car title and does not replace a title transfer.)
Connecticut Bill of Sale for Boats
To sell your boat you need a Bill of Sale specific to boats. The BOS should include the names and addresses of buyer and seller, description of the boat, year, make, model, the boat’s vessel number and the selling price. If the sale includes a motor or trailer, these details should also be included in the Bill of Sale.
Other Types of BOS
There are other types of Bills of Sale to document the sale of other kinds of personal property such as a computer, bicycle, guns, and animals, all of which can be created using the free Bill of Sale template form above.
Whatever you’re selling in the State of Connecticut, you can use our free Bill of Sale template, and on-line samples of legal forms. Simply fill out the information above to create a BOS specific to your needs.
Whether you live in Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford, Hartford, Waterbury, Norwalk, Danbury, New Britain, West Hartford or any other city of Connecticut, we make easy legal forms for every purpose.