In the United States of America, it is mandatory to fill out a Bill of Sale template that serves as legal evidence of the acquisition of a certain property. After the form is signed and notarized, none of the parties (individuals) can make any claims on the other party (individual). The content and requirements for the form may vary according to the type of selling property. In most cases, the form is required when selling and purchasing a motor vehicle or vessel.
In Florida, the form applies to both vehicles and vessels and is referred to as Form HSMV 82050. This guide focuses on only one type of property – vessels. Thus, the form will be referred to as the Florida Boat Bill of Sale. The document, like any other Bill of Sale, shows that a boat is sold to an individual. Besides, the paper confirms that proprietorship has been legally transferred.
In the state of Florida, the Boat Bill of Sale can serve as a Notice of Sale that is to be submitted to the DHSMV to show that the vessel has been purchased and you can be liberated from any responsibility for the vessel after the transaction has been made.
Florida bill of sale forms – look into several other bills of sale common in Florida.
Download your fillable Florida Boat Bill of Sale Form in PDF format:
– Adobe PDF
Florida Boat Registering Procedures
Following section 328.46 of Florida Statues, an unregistered vessel cannot operate on the state’s waterways. That’s why any new owner of a boat must go through a registering procedure before the 30 days after the purchase ends.
Besides registration, the vessel owner must officially title it to prove that they are legal owners of the purchased boat. These two procedures must go side by side. The buyer applies all the documents to the nearest tax collector office. If you buy a used boat from an individual, you are to provide the former title certificate along with an application form for a change of ownership. If you want to avoid paying additional fees, follow the deadline of no more than thirty calendar days after ownership transfer. If you don’t apply for a title certificate, the proprietorship will not be changed, and the owner of the vessel will remain the same as stated in the bill of sale form.
If you have purchased a vessel, make sure that you have prepared the following package of documentation:
- Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin (also known as MSO). The form is required only if you have purchased a new boat. If the vessel is acquired out of the state, you must request that the document be sent to you. The paper contains the main characteristics of the vessel and details necessary for the registering procedure. It also includes information about the manufacturer. The document indicates that the vessel has never been registered before.
- A Boat Registration Application. The form is not available online, so you have to visit the nearest tax collector office to complete it.
- Bill of Sale. You are to provide the document if you have participated in a private sale. The paper will not be accepted without signatures from a notary public acknowledging the purchase and transfer of ownership. The form includes all details of the transaction. Make sure that the bill of sale comprises the details about a vessel (make, length, propulsion type, identification number, and the seller’s and buyer’s personal information).
On the official site of FLHSMV, you can look through the list of registration fees for each vessel class to find out how much money you are to spend on them. Prepare the required amount of money before you are going to visit the office to register a vessel.
How to Fill Out the Form
Filling out the form will not take much time. It is only one page long. Moreover, when it applies to boats, you will have to leave some sections in the document blank. Read the following step-by-step instruction to make the process of completing the form much easier and clearer.
1. Download the Temple
To begin with, get a form template via the Internet. You can use our form building software to download the document. You are allowed to input the information on the computer or any other technological device, but you are to print the document in order to sign it. Another option is possible: you can first print it if you cannot fill it out on a computer and then insert the required data in handwriting.
2. Select a Form Type
Choose either Notice of Sale or Bill of Sale box. Your further steps will depend on the form you choose. If you need the Notice of Sale, there are only two sections the seller is to complete: the first one and the third one. If you select the Bill of Sale box, the two parties must complete all the sections in the form. The odometer reading section is not filled in if the form is related to the boat purchase. All the requirements are provided in the form itself.
3. Insert the Vessel’s Details
In this part of the document, you are to provide a description of your vehicle. Indicate its make, manufacture year, type, identification number, etc. Look through the information you have provided several times to ensure it is accurate.
4. Provide the Purchaser’s Details
You are to enter the full name, address, including ZIP code, of a person who has paid to you for the vessel. Besides, specify the price of the boat. In this section, you are also to insert the date on which the sale has been conducted.
5. Provide the Buyer’s and the Seller’s Personal Info and Signatures
Skip the second part and proceed to part 3. This section is titled Certification. You are to insert the personal information (full name, address, etc., as in part one) about the two parties along with their signatures. If necessary, include the information about a co-seller and co-purchaser and their signatures.