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South Carolina Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale | Form 4031

The South Carolina Vehicle Bill of Sale Form 4031 is a legal document that proves the sale and purchase of a motor vehicle in the state of South Carolina. The form will provide information regarding the change of ownership of the vehicle, identification factors relating to the vehicle and information with regard to the seller and buyer. This document is often used as part of the process of registering and titling of a vehicle. This is a state government form and will not require notarization unless otherwise decided between the parties or by request of the registering agency. This document must be printed or typed in black ink only.

Registration of a Vehicle in South Carolina

If anyone wishes to operate a vehicle on South Carolina roadways it must be registered within 45 days of purchase. If you’ve purchased a vehicle from a SC dealership, the dealer will submit all registration and titling information as a courtesy.
Where to Register – If you need to register and or title your vehicle you may submit your documentation in person at one of the SC DMV Locations or you may send it by mail to any DMV location near you.
Needed to Register – Gather the following information for titling and registration:
  • You will require a completed Application for Certificate of Title and Registration (Form 400)
  • A title that has been signed over to you (if applicable)
  • The name of the company in which you do business for auto insurance coverage inasmuch as the state of SC will verify with your insurance company that all information is up to date
  • Receipt of paid property tax
  • A bill of sale
  • Be certain that you’re prepared to pay all registration and titling fees

How to Write

Step 1 – Seller, Buyer and Vehicle Information – Enter according to the order on the form:

  • Seller’s Name
  • Physical Address, City, State, Zip Code
  • Date of sale in dd/mm/yyyy format
  • Vehicle Information –
  • Make
  • Model
  • Body Type
  • Year
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
  • License Plate Number
  • Buyer Information –
  • Print Buyer’s Name
  • Physical Address, City, State, Zip Code
  • List any liens that may be on the vehicle
  • Sale Price of Vehicle
  • Less the Sale Price
  • Taxable Total Amount

Step 2 – Odometer Reading (in miles) – Enter the actual reading without the 10ths miles:

  • There are two spaces to check with regard to the odometer reading. Do NOT check either if they are not applicable
  • If there is, in fact discrepancy, check the appropriate line
  • You must provide an odometer reading by federal law at the time of the sale of the vehicle

Step 3 – Signatures – Provide the following information:

  • Signatures of buyer(s)
  • Date in mm/dd/yyyy
  • Hand Print name(s) of buyer(s)
  • Signatures of Seller(s)
  • Date in mm/dd/yyyy
  • Hand Print name(s) of seller(s)

Step 4 – Return to:

South Carolina

Department of Motor Vehicles

PO Box 1498

Blythewood, SC 29016-0024