A Utah bill of sale is a form that records the sale or trade of an item from one person to another. Like a standard retail receipt, a bill of sale proves that personal property has been transferred ownership between two people.
To protect yourself, you should use a bill of sale in the state of Utah when transferring the following items:
- a car, boat, motorcycle, or any other type of vehicle
- a gun or other type of firearm
- or any livestock or animal, such as a horse
Bill of Sale – By Type (5)
The Utah Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) requires a bill of sale to register and title a vehicle or vessel that was purchased in a private party transaction.
The buyer must keep an original copy of the document, and the seller has to sign over any title or ownership to the new owner.
DMV forms, including bills of sale, are not written in Spanish or any other language. However, you may provide your own interpreter for filling out forms as long as he or she meets the state requirements  .
There is also a directory of translators provided online that are pre-approved by the state  .
Number of Copies
Because a bill of sale is required to sell and purchase a vehicle in Utah privately, you must submit a copy to the DMV. The buyer and seller should also retain a copy if they need to reference it later.
Vehicle Registration Forms
- Application for Utah Title
- Bill of Sale
- Odometer Disclosure Statement
- Certificate of Title
- Certificate of Inspection (Form TC-661
- Valid Utah driver’s license or ID
- Proof of emissions inspection for residents living in Salt Lake, Davis, Weber, Cache, or Utah counties emissions inspection
- A valid certificate of inspection (if a vehicle is new to Utah)
- Proof of insurance
- Registration fees
Boat Registration Forms
- Vessel Application For Utah Title (Form TC-656V)
- Proof of payment of fees
- Bill of Sale
- Certificate Of Inspection (Form TC-661) (unless new vessel)
- Existing title or Application for Utah Duplicate Title (Form TC-123)
Below is an example of a Utah bill of sale form.