A Georgia Bill of Sale (Form T-7) is a legal document that records the sale of any personal property in Georgia. You can use these bill of sale forms to sell a vehicle, boat, firearm, or other items.
Depending on your bill of sale, you may need a notary public stamp before ownership can be legally transferred to the buyer.
Bill of Sale – By Type (5)
Georgia requires all vehicle and vessel sales transactions to be recorded with a bill of sale. Bills of Sale are to be submitted to the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR) to register vehicles and to the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) for registering vessels.
The DOR provides an official form, Form T-7, on its website, and the WRD provides the Certified Form for Vessels, though you can draft your bills of sale if you choose. The document records the purchase and serves as a valuable receipt for both the seller and the buyer.
Like all DOR and WDR forms, official bills of sale are only printed in English, though translators can be brought to the offices to aid in the filling out of forms.
Number of Copies
Once the buyer signs the original bill of sale, the seller should make two copies. The seller should keep one for his or her records and give the buyer one to do the same. The buyer will then file the original with the local tax commissioner’s office as part of the vehicle’s registration process.
Vehicle Registration Forms
- Bill of sale (Form T-7)
- MV-1 DOR Motor Vehicle Title/Tag Application
- Odometer disclosure statement
- The original title of the vehicle
- Proof of vehicle insurance
- Registration fees
- Driver’s license or state identification
If someone represents the seller during the vehicle purchase or transfer transaction, there must be a power of attorney form.
Boat Registration Forms
- Bill of Sale
- Vessel Registration/Title Application (REV 2020)
- Copy of the manufacturer’s statement of origin for new vessels
- Title from the issuing state or the registration card if a title is not required in the former state (for out-of-state vessels)