North Carolina DMV (Vehicle) Bill of Sale

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The North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) bill of sale form is a document used to write the details of a trade for a vehicle in return for monetary funds ($). The personal information including the names and addresses of each party should be represented in the form. State law requires that the purchase price be represented on the form.

The buyer will need the form should be returned to the DMV Office in their area along with the following forms to register the vehicle:

  • Title Application (Form MVR-1) – It is also required to have the title from the Seller and have them sign it over to the purchaser including notarization.
  • Damage Disclosure Statement (Form MVR-181)
  • Declaration of Eligible Risk (Form MVR-615)
  • Proof of Insurance (See Acceptable Documents)
  • *Odometer Disclosure Statement (Form MVR-180) – Mandated by federal law for every vehicle under 10 years of age and below 16,000 lb.
  • Inspection Certificate – Must be obtained by a Licensed Service Center
  • *Removal of Lien Application (Form MVR-8) – *Only if the vehicle has an outstanding lien

How to Write

The following information should be entered into the highlighted fields while open in Adobe PDF or it may be handwritten after printing:

  •  Sale Date
  • Buyer’s Name and Mailing Address
  • Seller’s Name and Mailing Address
  • Vehicle Description – Including Make, Model, Year Built, and the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
  • Purchase Price – Required by State Law
  • Payment Options – Single or Downpayment w/Promissory Note
  • Pending/Outstanding Liens (if applicable)
  • Condition of Vehicle
  • Last Inspection Date
  • Odometer Reading – The Disclosure Statement (Form MVR-180) must also be filled-in.
  • Additional Terms (if applicable)