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  • Paperwork When Selling a Car in South Carolina

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    Selling a Vehicle

    Here's what you need to provide the buyer:

    • A bill of sale is mandatory only if the vehicle's title was issued prior to June 19, 1989 and/or if the title does not include an odometer reading.
    • An assigned title, complete with the buyer's printed name and signature, your printed name and signature, the date of sale, odometer reading and the purchase price.

    After the completion of the sale, remember to remove the license plates from the vehicle.

    The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) strongly encourages making photocopies of all documents.

    Notice of Transfer and Release of Liability

    You must surrender the sold vehicle's plates to your local DMV office.

    Bill of Sale

    A bill of sale is required if the vehicle's title was issued prior to June 19, 1989 and/or if the title does not include an odometer reading. If you cannot obtain the state's bill of sale, you can easily download a generic copy from our Bill of Sale page.

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