Bill of Sale

What you need to know when filling out a Bill of Sale.

Motor Vehicles

Pursuant to RSA 261:148, III, a Bill of Sale for a motor vehicle must include the following information:

  • The date of the sale.
  • A detailed description of the vehicle, including:
    • Make
    • Model
    • Color
    • Vehicle identification number
    • Model year
    • Year of manufacture
    • Type of body
    • Number of cylinders
  • Name, signature and legal address (no PO Box) of purchaser.
  • Name, signature and legal address (no PO Box) of seller.


Pursuant to Saf-C 2302.03, each applicant for a private or commercial vessel registration shall a complete Boat Registration Form, along with a bill of sale or other proof of ownership. A bill of sale for a vessel must include the following information:

  • Existing bow number, if any;
  • Vessel’s year of manufacture;
  • Vessel’s make;
  • Vessel’s color (a multicolored vessel shall list the predominate color first on the application and lesser colors next)
  • Length of vessel from the bow to the stern, in feet and inches;
  • Principal state in which the vessel is used;
  • Principal material from which the hull is constructed, such as fiberglass, wood or aluminum;
  • Type of propulsion, such as outboard, inboard, electric or sail;
  • Type of fuel used for propulsion, such as gasoline, diesel or electric;
  • Manufacturer's hull identification number;
  • Whether the vessel has single or twin engines;
  • Whether the vessel is used on inland waters or tidal waters;
  • Maximum person capacity, as recommended by the manufacturer;
  • Signed commercial affidavit issued by the department stating that the vessel is used exclusively for commercial fishing, if applicable;
  • Whether the vessel has toilet, sink or shower facilities;
  • Total available horsepower;
  • Owner’s name, address and date of birth;
  • Vessel’s primary use;
  • Statement that all information provided is under penalty of unsworn falsification;
  • and Signature of owner, or if a company, signature and title of authorized agent.