Private Sale of Boat


A current Louisiana registration number must be on all applications for transfer of ownership.

In addition to the application , an ORIGINAL notarized bill of sale must be submitted that includes the:

  • registration number

  • hull identification number

  • make and model year of the boat

  • signature of seller and purchaser

If the boat is titled, the title must be surrendered

If the owner of the boat is deceased, the application must be accompanied by the Judgment of Possession awarding the boat to Heir(s)

If there is no succession, the affidavit for transfer of decedent’s boat with a copy of the death certificate must be submitted

If the boat is sold by the heir(s), an original notarized bill of sale from the Heir(s) is required

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