North Carolina Bill of Sale Templates

A North Carolina bill of sale is used to record the transition of item ownership from one individual to another. By conducting a bill of sale, both vendor and buyer protect themselves from any allegations related to the transaction.

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Forms by Type

Bill of sale forms are conducted to support a fact of ownership change for any transaction type. However, for most cases, it’s required to select a specific type of bill of sale, especially for high-value items such as cars, vessels, trailers, and handguns.

North Carolina vehicle bill of sale is needed during vehicle title transfer.

Alternative Name Car Bill of Sale
Seller’s Signature Required
Buyer’s Signature Required
Notarization Optional
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North Carolina trailer bill of sale records the title transfer when purchasing a trailer from a private party. Use this form to prove your rights for the mobile home during registration.

Alternative Name Trailer Bill of Sale
Seller’s Signature Required
Buyer’s Signature Required
Notarization Optional
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NC boat bill of sale is one of the documents you must submit for a title application after buying a non-titled vessel.

Alternative Name Vessel Bill of Sale
Seller’s Signature Required
Buyer’s Signature Required
Notarization Optional
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North Carolina handgun bill of sale is an additional document during a firearm owner change. Ensure that the seller and buyer obtain a pistol permit, or the deal will be considered a misdemeanor.

Alternative Name Gun Bill of Sale
Seller’s Signature Required
Buyer’s Signature Required
Notarization Optional
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A general bill of sale form can come in handy during the transaction of any item to a new owner.

Alternative Name Generic Bill of Sale
Seller’s Signature Required
Buyer’s Signature Required
Notarization Optional
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Relevant Resources

For Vehicles

In North Carolina, you need to pay the highway-use tax once you become a title owner. When you buy a vehicle from a private individual, you need to register it and pay both property and registration taxes within 60 days. If you purchase a trailer from a dealer, you can be released from highway-use taxes but still have to pay 2% sales tax (maximum $300). There is no tax liability when buying a mobile home from a private vendor. The certificate of title will cost you $56.

  • NC Division of Motor Vehicles – Check the requirements for the vehicle registration on the official website.
  • Titling Guide – Title and registration information relevant for North Carolina.
  • Title Taxes FAQ – Detailed information to resolve your concerns regarding taxes for vehicle registration in NC.

For Boats

In North Carolina, you need to title all vessels larger than 14 ft and any personal watercraft, including jet skis. The same goes for any vessel that enters NC waters for more than 90 days straight. The registration fee depends on the size of the vessel. The registration can be made for one or three years.

  • Boat Titling and Registration – Nuanced description of all scenarios that can arise during the registration of your vessel.
  • NCWR Website – The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission website reveals all vital information on vessel registration.
  • Wildlife Service Agents – List of verified contacts of local agents who can conduct a title registration of a vessel.

For Firearms

According to North Carolina gun laws, any individual who intends to purchase a concealed gun must have a valid NC state-issued pistol permit. A firearm buyer must have an NC Pistol Purchase Permit or North Carolina Concealed Carry Handgun Permit. The permit is usually issued by a county sheriff and is valid for five years. The registration fee is $5.

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Relevant Forms

(Vehicle) Form MVR-1
(Vehicle) Form MVR-180
(Vehicle) Form MVR-181
Vessel Bill of Sale
(Vessel) Form VL-1
(Firearm) Concealed Handgun Permit Application

Form MVR-1 is a vehicle title application form applicable in North Carolina.

(Vehicle) Form MVR-1

Odometer Disclosure Statement (Form MVR-180) indicates the actual mileage of the vehicle to be sold.

(Vehicle) Form MVR-180

Damage Disclosure Statement (Form MVR-181) is a document required by state law during vehicle sales to describe its actual condition.

(Vehicle) Form MVR-181

This is a vessel bill of sale form authorized in North Carolina.

Vessel Bill of Sale

Form VL-1 is an application form for registering a watercraft in North Carolina.

(Vessel) Form VL-1

State of North Carolina Application for Concealed Handgun Permit

(Firearm) Concealed Handgun Permit Application
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Published: Sep 15, 2020
Mara Erlach
Mara Erlach
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Mara has been practicing estate planning and trust law in California since 2003, taking pride in helping clients of all backgrounds and asset profiles form a complete and customized estate plan. Her specialties are: estate planning, wills and trusts, trust and probate administration.