What is a bill of sale?

A bill of sale is a legal document that is used to certify the transfer of legal title to a new owner. As such, it acts as a receipt for both the buyer and seller and can sometimes also be used as proof of ownership by the buyer.

In many states, a bill of sale is required to document the transfer of a motor vehicle between parties. It is also commonly used in sales of equipment, animals, watercraft, and aircraft, as well as other large, expensive, or rare items.

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