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Old 01-09-2016, 17:18   #1
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Does the state of Alabama have boat titles or bill of sale.

Thinking about buying a boat from a marina, they claim Alabama doesn't have boat titles, only bill of sale. Does this sound bogus to anyone else or as m I just paranoid? Is a bill of sale OK?
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Re: Does the state of Alabama have boat titles or bill of sale.

Not bogus. Alabama does not title sailboats.
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Re: Does the state of Alabama have boat titles or bill of sale.

Some say a bill of sail only can be an issue outside of the US, because they rarely see that and they typically don't look as official as a title.

I had this only, but now I'm titled and registered in Florida. A no hassle process with title issued on the spot.
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Re: Does the state of Alabama have boat titles or bill of sale.

Alabama DMV says no boat titles. But must be registered with the Alabama Department of Natural Resources.
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Re: Does the state of Alabama have boat titles or bill of sale.

Yes, bill of sale and registration. Didn't think to mention registration as I thought that to be a given in order to collect sales tax. Annual renewal was $85 per year for me.
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