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Old 02-08-2010, 01:59 PM   #11
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catchenbeatsfishen (2/7/2010)I bought a boat from over in Alabama without a title. A notorized statement from the owner and the bill of sale was all I needed to register it down in Bay County.
What is the notorized statement supposed to say?
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Old 02-08-2010, 02:24 PM   #12
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Standard Bill of Sale

Sold to, price, date, and any identifying numbers. Make sure the shipping is NOT included in the bill of sale, or you WILL be taxed on that also.

Nice...Price is right.







I Scratched through "Tag Number" and wrote Motor (Make)...Evenrude. "Month Sticker" to IDnumber of engine, "Decal Number" to Model Number and "Year Sticker" to HP of engine. Mine wasn't even "Notarized" but I live in Alabama, and WE have no problem here.
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Bought mine in Alabama last year, you can print bill of sales, didn't even need to get mine notorized, brought it back to Florida and they gave me a title.
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CCC (2/12/2010)Bought mine in Alabama last year, you can print bill of sales, didn't even need to get mine notorized, brought it back to Florida and they gave me a title.
I bought mine from Alabama also. Alabama doesn't title their boats. I just took the above mentioned things plus a pencil copy of the hull #'s to the FL.DMV and recieved my title. I had to take a piece of paper and put in over the hull #'s and then take a pencil and shade over the hull #'s to get them to show up on the piece of paper. I did this with my boat and a jetski.
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Old 03-20-2010, 11:21 PM   #15
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I live in Mississippi and we don't require a title either. I just bought a boat motor trailer from a guy in Alabama and all I needed was the boat registration form from our dept of fisheries website. It had a bill of sale printed on it. I would check with your dept of wildlife fisheries and parks. Call them if you can't find what you need on their website.
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Old 03-21-2010, 11:33 PM   #16
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Just did this last week. Went to alabama with intentions on buying a boat. I get there like it and want it then i ask for the title... Theres no titles in alabama he says so i called the tax office in okaloosa county (where i live) and asked them what i needed. They told me ask long as i have the alabama registration and some kind of bill of sale thats all they needed. When i went to register the boat and trailor it cost me 9 dollars to get a title made and the only thing that sucked was having to go get the trailor weighed without boat on it. all togeather not a big deal bottom line get registration and some kind of bill of sale (doest have to be notorized.)
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:36 PM   #17
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I did this not too long ago either and it was really simple. In Louisiana, they title trailers and not boats, whereas in Florida, we do the opposite. In order for the DMV (FL) to register and title your boat, they will needtwo piecesof information: a notarized bill of sale <U>and</U> the previous vessel registration. Mycase for instance, the LA DMV f*cked up the year of the hull on the previous registration, making it 10 years older than it actually was. I pointed this error out to the Florida DMV and the mistake was quickly corrected! Good luck!
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I did this not too long ago either and it was really simple. In Louisiana, they title trailers and not boats, whereas in Florida, we do the opposite. In order for the DMV (FL) to register and title your boat, they will needtwo piecesof information: a notarized bill of sale <U>and</U> the previous vessel registration. Mycase for instance, the LA DMV f*cked up the year of the hull on the previous registration, making it 10 years older than it actually was. I pointed this error out to the Florida DMV and the mistake was quickly corrected! Good luck!
Glad I found this. I have a problem I think I figured out today, but this makes me feel somewhat better now.

I was given a '58 Feather Craft Vagabond II by my late great uncle back in 1994. Never had any papers. I read today that Alabama has no boat title law. Also, looks like Louisiana only requires a notarized bill of sale.

Looks like the last registration decal on the boat was '92. I don't have the registration papers either

So - my dad is pretty sure his uncle's widow will help him get a notarized bill of sale for me.

No title in had, but with this bill of sale, and knowing Alabama requires no boat title, do you think I will have any problems titling the boat in Louisiana?

Thanks!

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I bought a boat from AL and brought it to FL. I needed a bill of sale and current AL registration. Not sure where people are getting the notary idea. It is not needed.
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Thought I was in the clear till I realized I probably need the registration.

Going to call the appropriate Alabama department to see if they can provide any info on this boat since it hasn't been registered in almost 20 years.
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