So, you’re looking to sell your mobile home. Apart from the myriad of things you need to do to get the home sold, one of the most important things you must not forget to do is a mobile home title transfer. Now, this can differ from state to state, but today, we’re going to talk about transferring a mobile home title in South Carolina.
Transferring a mobile home title is quite straightforward, but it can be confusing if you’ve never done this before or have no clue what to do. As such, let’s talk about how you can transfer your mobile home title in South Carolina:
1. Fill Out The Transfer Of Ownership Form
The first thing you need to do is fill out a transfer of ownership form for the state of South Carolina. You can download this form from the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles website.
2. Bring The Necessary Documents
- Proof of Identification: You will need a driver’s license, passport, or birth certificate. This is to prove your identity.
- Proof of Residence: You will need documents to prove your residence. This will be a copy of your driver’s license or a utility bill that has your name and address on it.
- Social Security Card: If you have one, bring it along.
- Military Discharge Papers: If you’re a veteran, bring your DD214 form.
- Marriage Certificate: You only need to bring this if you’re getting married and you are an existing titleholder.
- Property Deed or Tax Bill: You might need this to prove your current residence.
Note that you might need other documents, but the DMV should let you know of that.
3. Head To The DMV
Proving ownership is the first step to transferring a mobile home title in South Carolina, but you can’t just walk into the DMV and hand over all your documents. The DMV will need to know about the previous owner. You should also know about your current address and if there are any other legal issues that could affect the transfer of ownership.
The DMV will let you know if you should come back with more documents. The DMV will then issue your new title certificate, and sometimes, they will also issue a paper bill of sale. The paper bill of sale is, in essence, your acknowledgment of ownership. You can use the paper bill of sale in court if you need to prove ownership of your mobile home.
4. Pay The Fees
Finally, you will need to pay the fees for the transfer of ownership of your mobile home in South Carolina. This is just a small sum of money and shouldn’t be a problem.
Transferring your mobile home title is not a complicated task, but it can be time-consuming. While you can do it all by yourself, many people prefer to hire a mobile home title transfer attorney to help them with the process. Also, keep in mind that if you are selling your home in an estate sale or any other kind of sale, you will not be able to transfer the title of your mobile home.