Before you finalize the deal with the buyer or the seller of a trailer in North Carolina, find out what requirements apply to such transactions in this state. A North Carolina trailer bill of sale may be one of the essential documents needed for the proper vehicle registration.
North Carolina bill of sale forms – this section can help you read additional information on other bills of sale you can use in North Carolina.
Trailers or semi-trailers are required to be both registered and titled in a similar way as cars.
If you are a new resident of North Carolina who came from a state where registration and titling procedures do not apply to trailers, then you must contact the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (NCDMV). Before you can register your trailer in North Carolina, you will need to get a title, which serves as proof of ownership.
If you purchase a new vehicle, then you will need to provide the manufacturer’s certificate of origin (MSO). If you have purchased your vehicle in the state of North Carolina or if you arrived in the jurisdiction from another state, you are required to show the certificate of title. It must be assigned by the previous owner.
All in all, you need the following to get your trailer registered and titled in North Carolina:
You will need to provide a sample bill of sale if you purchase your trailer from the dealer. Also, this document must be provided for trailers purchased overseas.
While a bill of sale is not required for private transactions of titled trailers, it is recommended to prepare one. You will keep it for your records regardless of who you are in the deal — the seller or the purchaser.
There is no special template that you can download from the official website of NCDMV at the moment. However, it is not difficult to find a free form of this document on our site. It is recommended to fill it out before selling and buying a trailer in North Carolina. You should use a document in a printable PDF format because this way, you can quickly fill it out using your computer. You should ask the other party to show his or her ID and other necessary documents needed to fill out the form with accurate information.