In Florida, the Bill of Sale form is officially called “Notice of Sale and/or Bill of Sale for a Motor Vehicle, Mobile Home, Off-Highway Vehicle or Vessel,” or the Form HSMV 82050. This document has a template of a contract that two parties sign when one citizen sells a vehicle to another. Every state has its form, and Florida is not an exception.
Florida bill of sale templates – see other bills of sale common in Florida.
Two parties of the bill of sale template are a person who is selling a vehicle or a boat and a person who is purchasing this vehicle. They are customarily named a Buyer (also might be a Purchaser) and a Seller in the contract or form.
Florida bill of sale forms are used to legally document the sale and purchase of any item in the state of Florida. In some cases you will need to use a specific bill of sale to properly record all of the required information, such as when selling or buying a car, boat, or firearm. Some Florida bills of sale will need to be notarized before ownership can be legally transferred to the buyer.
1. Florida Vehicle Bill of Sale
Florida law requires a motor vehicle bill of sale, which is a legal document that acts as a receipt of a vehicle sale if you are buying or selling a vehicle in the state. A bill of sale is not only a record of the sale, but also includes pertinent information, such as vehicle purchase date, sale price, and the parties’ contact information. After completing a bill of sale, the sale is not final until you transfer the vehicle title and have it registered.
A state-approved, printable notice of Notice of Sale and/or Bill of Sale for a Motor Vehicle, Mobile Home, Off-Highway Vehicle, or Vessel is offered by Florida’s Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV). Though the state provides this document, which functions as both a notice of sale and a bill of sale, buyers and sellers can create their own using the required fields.
A Florida motor vehicle bill of sale is used when selling a vehicle (or vessel) to provide written evidence of the sale. It is completed by the seller before or at the time of the purchase and, once signed by both parties, serves as proof of the transfer of ownership between parties. The bill of sale contains information typically found in a sales receipt, such as the purchase price and sale date. It also includes the parties’ contact details and a description of the vehicle being sold. With a bill of sale, the seller can prove they are not liable for accidents or parking tickets incurred by the new owner. For the buyer, a bill of sale not only serves as a sales receipt, but it may also come in handy when trying to replace a lost title or registration document.
Florida Vehicle Registration/Titling
For the initial registration of a newly acquired vehicle, the seller must first complete the Transfer of Title by Seller section found on the front of the vehicle’s title certificate. Next, the buyer must do the following within thirty (30) days of the sale: