South Carolina Bill of Sale Forms

Updated May 31, 2022

South Carolina bill of sale forms are legal documents in the State of South Carolina that show ownership of personal property has been lawfully transferred. Bills of sale contain contact information for the buyer and seller, the terms of the change of ownership, and a description of the item exchanged. The form may be needed for registration with the state.

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Forms (4)

Boat Bill of Sale – This document will provide information about the vessel and prove the legal sale and purchase of the watercraft/vessel.

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General Bill of Sale – This form is often used between private parties to prove the purchase and change of ownership of private property.

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Gun/Firearm Bill of Sale – This document will provide proof that a firearm has been legally sold, purchased, and changed ownership.

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Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale – This document will provide information with regard to the identification, legal sale, purchase, and change of ownership of a motor vehicle. This document will likely be needed to complete registration.

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Vehicle Registration Forms

  • A completed Application for Certificate of Title and Registration (Form 400) available on this page
  • A title that has been signed over to you
  • A valid driver’s license or ID
    • Buyers that lack a South Carolina driver’s license or ID may submit Form TI-006
  • Proof of payment of an infrastructure maintenance fee of five percent of the purchase price or $500, whichever is the lesser; this fee replaced the property tax once owed on the sale of vehicles taking place after July 1, 2017 
  • A bill of sale
  • Proof of insurance meeting South Carolina’s minimum automobile insurance requirements:
    • $25,000 for a single injury
    • $50,000 for a single accident
    • $25,000 for property damage
  • If the buyer or seller is acting on behalf of another, a Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney
  • Payment of all registration and title fees. For a schedule of required fees, click here

Boat Registration Forms

  • A Watercraft/Outboard Motor Application
  • A Bill of Sale
  • If the boat was previously titled, the original title signed over to the buyer, or if the boat is purchased new from a dealer, the manufacturer’s statement of origin
  • If the boat was previously titled in another state, a pencil tracing or photograph of the boat’s hull identification number and the motor’s serial number
  • Driver’s license or state ID
  • Proof of payment of all registration fees
  • For boats with existing South Carolina title, proof of payment of all taxes in the form of a property tax receipt from the buyer’s county of residence
    • Boats purchased that were previously titled in another state, or purchased new from a South Carolina dealer, will be assessed taxes after the registration process is completed