A boat bill of sale in Arizona outlines the terms and legalities of transferring ownership of a boat. The Arizona DMV requires a bill of sale for ships to be registered as legal watercraft in Arizona regardless of size or type.
In addition to registering your boat, the bill of sale also provides buyers and sellers with important information.
Arizona Boat Bill of Sale Requirements
Regardless of size, type, or construction, all motorboats must be registered in Arizona, including inflatable rafts, sailboats, and canoes with electric motors. The only exceptions are U.S. Coast Guard-documented watercraft and those solely used as lifeboats.
Arizona requires a bill of sale to register new and used watercraft. The state provides its document that can be used, or you can submit a customized boat bill of sale that includes the following:
- The names, as well as the contact information of the buyer and seller
- Hull ID number
- Length (size) of the watercraft
- The manufacturer
- The purchase price, as well as the sales tax paid
- Date of transfer
Registering a New Boat
To register a new boat, submit the following documents to the Arizona Game and Fish Department:
- A completed Application for Arizona Watercraft Certificate of Number
- A bill of sale
- Manufacturer’s statement of origin
- All applicable registration fees
Registering a Used Boat
To register used or previously owned watercraft, submit the following documents:
- A registration signed on the back by the previous owner
- A bill of sale
- A completed application form 1532, which can be obtained from the Arizona Game and Fish Department
- Applicable transfer and registration fees
Does a Boat Bill of Sale Have to be Notarized in Arizona?
While notaries are required for some types of sales (e.g., automobile), a notary is unnecessary for an Arizona boat bill of sale transaction.
Arizona Boat Bill of Sale Sample
Below, you can download a free Arizona boat bill of sale template in PDF or Word format: