Bills of Sale

When you sell something other than land, such as a vehicle or machinery, both the seller and buyer should have a writing to verify that ownership has been transferred.  Typically, such items would include autos, farm machinery, firearms, and other personal property for which it would be important to prove ownership (or lack thereof).  The Bill of Sale should describe the item(s) with particularity, such as serial numbers, and state the date of the sale, sales price, and that the sale has been paid in full.