South Carolina Vehicle Bill of Sale
A Bill of Sale is a legal document that provides evidence of the transfer of ownership for a specific item or property. It includes transaction details such as the names and addresses of the buyer and seller, item description, condition (if relevant), sale price, and any warranties or guarantees.
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The South Carolina Vehicle Bill of Sale certifies the ownership transfer for a vehicle within the state. In this form, you will find details about the reason for the transfer of ownership, vehicle identification information, and buyer and seller details. This form is necessary when the title transfer includes the price of the vehicle. It is also necessary for sellers to inform the DMV by submitting  Form 416.

Odometer Disclosure Statement – The state of South Carolina has no specific form for reporting mileage, instead, requiring that the information be listed on the title document issued to the purchaser. If there is an issue with the odometer of a vehicle at the time of sale, the seller will need to complete  Form TI-008.

Vehicle Registration

South Carolina residents who intend to drive their vehicles in the state are required to register them. If a vehicle is purchased from a dealership in South Carolina, the dealer typically submits registration and title information for the buyer. In private transactions, both parties must take affirmative action. The vehicle must be registered by the purchaser within 45 days following the date of purchase. Registration lasts two years. Each registrant will get a renewal notice before their registration expires.

Registration Locations

In order to register or title a vehicle, documents may be submitted personally at any of the SC DMV Locations or by mail to the address listed here.

Documentation required

  • Application for a Certificate of Title and Registration (Form 400) 

  • The title you have received from the seller

  • ID or driver's license that is valid

  • Those without a South Carolina driver's license or ID may fill out Form TI-006

  • Evidence of payment for infrastructure maintenance fees of 5% of the sale price or $500, whichever is lower; it replaced the property tax owed on vehicle sales made after July 1, 2017 

  • A bill of sale

  • Evidence of insurance meeting South Carolina's minimum requirements:

            $25,000 for a single injury

            $50,000 for a single accident

            $25,000 for property damage