The Hawaii Bill of Sale Forms are legal documents that offer evidence of sale and purchase between entities and individuals or two individuals. The documents also provide assistance in proving transfer of ownership. Some forms will require notarization and therefore no signatures should be entered until the services of a notary public have been acquired and those signing are identified by picture identification and have been witnessed and authenticated by notarization.
Boat Bill of Sale – This document would be used to prove the sale and purchase agreement of a vessel/boat between a dealer, individual or two parties.
Firearm Bill of Sale – Used in the sale and purchase or trade of a firearm between dealer and individual or two individuals. Also to prove transfer of ownership.
General Bill of Sale – To be used, generally between to private parties in the sale and purchase or trade agreement of personal property.
Vehicle Bill of Sale – This document would be used in the sale and purchase of a vehicle between dealer and individual or two individuals to prove the sale and purchase as well as the transfer of possession.
Register a Vessel in Hawaii
- A Hawaii state driver’s license or state identification card
- A bill of sale or other proof of ownership
- Be prepared to pay all necessary fees while you’re registering your vessel/boat
Register a Vehicle in Hawaii
- The seller must sign, date, and write the mileage on the back of the Hawaii car title.
- Sign and date the title yourself.
- Get a bill of sale as a receipt
- Proof of Auto Insurance
- Take the title, the most recent certificate of registration, and the state of Hawaii safety inspection certificate to your at local DMV all together.
- If the prior owner’s registration will expire within 45 days, or has lapsed altogether you’ll have to pay the fee and any back taxes in addition to the transfer fee:
―Hawaii County: $5 transfer fee ($50 late fee if not completed within 30 days).
―Honolulu County: Check the Honolulu Motor Vehicle Fee Inquiry Site for fees.
―Kauai County: Call (808) 241-4256 for fees.
―Maui County: $10 transfer fee ($50 late fee if not completed within 30 days).
Hawaii does not currently require smog checks. However, you must renew your safety certificate, annually. Visit any authorized service station or vehicle repair shop and present the safety check inspector with the following documents:
- Proof of registration
- Proof of car insurance