In the state of South Carolina a Bill of Sale Form is required in certain situations, but it’s recommended to complete a Bill of Sale at any vehicle transaction. South Carolina’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) requires a Bill of Sale when you register and tag a vehicle that doesn’t have space for an odometer reading or purchase price on the title transfer or was originally titled before June 19, 1989.
When you buy or sell a vehicle you should complete a Bill of Sale form. The Bill of Sale acts as a record of a vehicle sale and includes details of the transaction.
South Carolina Bill of Sale Form
You can download here a Generic South Carolina Bill of Sale Form.
Or you can download a not for official use South Carolina Bill of Sale Form 4031 BUT you must obtain an original form from your local SC DMV due to the security features on the form, when you are required to complete this form.
Don’t forget to complete a Notice of Vehicle Sold – notify the SC DMV when you sold a vehicle. This form releases you from liability for the sold vehicle.
When you purchase a new or used vehicle in South Carolina, you may either purchase a new plate for your vehicle or transfer a plate from a vehicle you already own. You have 45 days to title and register your vehicle from the date of purchase.
How to fill out the South Carolina Bill of Sale Form
This Bill of Sale Form is composed of three sections. Below you’ll learn you how to fill out this form:
Section 1 contains the vehicle information. It records the Make, Model, Year, Style (Body type), Color, VIN or Vehicle Identification Number, Odometer Reading at the time of transfer (use only digits, no tenths), seller registration number, and to answer if you previously filed an application for title of this vehicle:
In Section 2 you will have to fill out first the Seller information – the full name of the seller (the name must be PRINTED – this means to use only Capital Letters to write SELLER’S NAME). Also the seller’s street address, seller’s city and state. Then you will need to fill out the Buyer information – the full name of the buyer (the name must be PRINTED – this means to use only Capital Letters to write BUYER’S NAME). It includes the buyer’s street address, buyer’s city and state. After these details you will have to write the sum of the transfer price of the vehicle. Also please indicate if this vehicle was a gift and to indicate the relationship with the buyer (e.g. parent, spouse, friend):
The last section, Section 3, contains seller’s statement about the details contained in this Bill of Sale. It contains also the seller’s signature and date:
Please note that you can fill out this Bill of Sale form by hand. Don’t forget to use a pen and not a pencil. If you are filling out this form on your device (phone, tablet, computer) this form is a fillable PDF that works best with Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Find more details about the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles
For more information go to South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles.
The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) administers the State’s motor vehicle licensing and titling laws. It maintains strict controls to deliver secure and valid identification, licenses, property records, while accurately accounting for the receipt and timely distribution of all revenue collected in order to best serve the citizens.
To accomplish this mission, South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles will administer South Carolina’s motor vehicle laws in an efficient, effective and professional manner in order to deliver accuracy and security in all transaction documents and to provide the highest levels of customer service to the citizens of South Carolina.