How To Sell My Car In South Carolina

How To Sell My Car In South Carolina

Here’s a handy guide to selling your car in South Carolina from the team at PrivateAuto.

Step 1 - Gather Documents

Certificate of Title

Sign the title over to the buyer on the back of the certificate.

  • Buyer name and address.
  • Selling price.
  • Date of sale.
  • Odometer reading.
  • Buyer’s signature.
  • Your signature.

Bill of Sale

South Carolina doesn’t require a bill of sale. It’s a good idea to have one anyway. It can help if any tax or legal issues come up.

When you sell with PrivateAuto, you get an electronic bill of sale form and state-specific documents you need. You can fill them out and sign right in the app.

Vehicle History Report

Show your customer that you’re a trustworthy seller. A vehicle history report can show your car’s true value. PrivateAuto recommends AutoCheck, the best value for the money.

Step 2 - Arrange a Test Drive

Forget the never-ending back-and-forth texts and phone calls when arranging a test drive. Use PrivateAuto’s test drive scheduler.

You only need to choose a place to meet your buyer and select days and times you’re available.

Step 3 - Complete the Sale

Remove the license plates before finalizing the sale.

You must notify the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) of the sale. Complete the Notice of Vehicle Sold (SCDMV Form 416) and mail it to:


Mail-in Registration

PO Box 1498

Blythewood, SC 29016-0036


When you sell your car With PrivateAuto, you get dealer-like services in the palm of your hand.

  • List your car for free until it’s sold.
  • Free window brochure so you can advertise while you’re on the road.
  • No sharing your private info with strangers.
  • Easy to manage and respond to offers.
  • Free inspection and test drive schedulers.
  • Ready-to-sign state-specific electronic documents.