The notarized bill of sale form is a document that allows the transfer of any type of personal property (vehicle, boat, etc.) that is witnessed by a notary public. This designation is provided by every State that allows them to legally witness, by marking their seal and name, documents to mark as evidence that two (2) or more parties officially came into an agreement. The form is complete when it has been filled-in with a description of the property being sold and signed by the buyer and seller in the witness of the notary public. A copy should be given to each party for their records.
Find a Notary Public
Use one (1) of the following resources:
- Bank Branch – If you are an account holder at any financial institution (bank, credit union, etc.) a branch location will usually offer these services for free.
- UPS Store – Most UPS stores offer notary services.
- 123notary.com – Use their locator to find notaries listed that offer their services.
How to Write
Step 1 – Price of Item and Parties –
- Provide the price of the item
- The Buyer’s Name
- Buyer’s Address
- Seller’s Name and Sellers
- Provide a description of the item(s) being sold
- Read the “as-is” statement
Step 2 – Signatures –
- Enter the Date of the Signatures
- Buyer’s Signature
- Printed Name
- Date of Signature
- Seller’s Signature
- Print Seller’s Name
- Date the Signature
Step 3 – Certificate of Acknowledgement –
- Once the document is complete, it will be acknowledged by a licensed state Notary Public which will ensure that there have been two identified signatures. The Notary will then affix the notary seal.