North Carolina Motor Vehicle (DMV) Bill of Sale Form


Updated on January 20th, 2021

The North Carolina DMV bill of sale form is a paper record containing all crucial particulars involved in the contracted exchange of the vehicle for a monetary consideration. The document accounts for details such as the buyer and seller’s contact information as well as vehicle make, model, VIN, purchase price, and other facts involved in the transaction. A bill of sale is not obligated in the state of North Carolina to register and title your vehicle unless it is purchased from a dealer. Although the bill of sale is not necessary for private party sales, it can be a valuable piece of documentation to prove the transfer of ownership.

How to Register a Vehicle

Arrive at your nearest local North Carolina DMV Office with the following forms and documentation:

How to Write

Step 1 – Download in Adobe PDF.

Step 2 – Vehicle Information – Complete the form with the following details relevant to the vehicle involved in the transfer:

  • Make
  • Model
  • Year
  • Style
  • Color
  • Vehicle Identification Number
  • Odometer Reading
  • Seller Registration Number

Step 3 – Specify whether or not you have previously applied for a title for the vehicle with a checkmark in the appropriate box.

Step 4 – Seller/Buyer Information – Input all compelled seller information:

  • Seller’s Full Name
  • Seller’s Street Address
  • City
  • State
  • Buyer’s Full Name
  • Buyer’s Street Address
  • City
  • State

Step 5 – Purchase Information – Input the applicable key elements entailed in the purchase of the vehicle:

  • Sale Price
  • If the sale was a gift, make sure to include the relationship to the seller.

Step 6 – Finish the form by supplying signatures from both the buyer and seller on the indicated lines agreeing to the terms of the document.

Step 7 – Once you have completed the first segment of the form, you can then duplicate the bottom section to grant a retainable record of the transaction for both the buyer and the seller of the vehicle.