Wisconsin Bill of Sale Forms (4)

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Updated August 23, 2022

Wisconsin bill of sale forms are legal documents demonstrating the lawful sale and purchase of items of personal property in the State of Wisconsin. Bills of sale provide information about the buyer and seller, a description of the item or items being sold, and the terms of the sale. The forms can be useful for tax purposes.

Vehicle Bill of Sale – Use this document to prove the legal sale and purchase of a motor vehicle. This form is likely to be used as part of the titling and registration process.

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Boat Bill of Sale – This form will prove that a boat/vessel, has been legally sold and purchased and will show the change of ownership.

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General Bill of Sale – Use this form between private parties for the sale and purchase of the personal property.

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Gun Bill of Sale  – This document will be used to prove the legal sale, purchase, and change of ownership of a firearm in the state of Wisconsin.

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Vehicle Registration Forms

  • A Certificate of Title is signed over by the vehicle’s seller to the new owner. If there are any alterations or errors on the title, Form MV 2489 is also required;
  • If not applying online, a Title and License Plate Application (Form MV1);
  • A Bill of Sale is not required but is recommended;
  • Driver’s license or other valid photo ID;
  • Proof of insurance that meets the minimum state requirements:
    • $25,000 for the injury or death of a single person;
    • $50,000 for the injury or death of more than one person;
    • $10,000 for damage to property;
  • A lien release, if the vehicle is subject to a lien at the time of sale;
  • If the buyer or seller is represented by an agent, a Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney;
  • Proof of payment of all fees and taxes, including;

Boat Registration Forms

  • A completed a Boat Registration and Titling Application (Form 9400-193). Buyers may use a photocopy of the completed form as a temporary proof of registration until the official registration card arrives in the mail;
  • A Boat Bill of Sale;
  • The original certificate of title signed over by the seller;
  • If the boat was subject to a lien, a lien release from the seller; and
  • Payment of all sales taxes and registration fees in accordance with the fee schedule located on page 2 of Form 9400-193.