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North Carolina Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale Form

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North Carolina Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale Form

Updated September 13, 2023

A North Carolina motor vehicle bill of sale is legal proof that a purchase and sale of a vehicle has been completed. This document provides required information about the seller, the buyer, the vehicle, and the change of ownership. This form may be required at registration and will require notarization.

Signing Requirements – Both the buyer and seller are required to sign.

Odometer Disclosure Statement (MVR-180) – This form is required as well if the vehicle is less than twenty (20) years old and sixteen-thousand (16,000) pounds.

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Registering a Vehicle

Vehicle owners have 60 days from the date of purchase to register their new vehicles.[1] Vehicle registrations have to be renewed annually.[2] Owners can renew online, by mail, or at an NCDMV license plate agency.

Where to Register

Owners can register their vehicles at any local license plate agency.

Required Documents


  1. North Carolina DMV: Moving to N.C.
  2. North Carolina DMV: Vehicle Registration
  3. North Carolina Gen. Stat. § 20-279.21