Form BTR-1 "Watercraft/Outboard Motor Application" - South Carolina

​A Watercraft/Outboard Motor Application is an official form completed during the sale of any a watercraft or an outboard motor.

The document includes both the application and the Bill of Sale. It requires detailed information about the sold motor or boat, the seller, the buyer, and the deal. Both the seller and the buyer must keep a copy of this document. The original is submitted to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR).

The form was issued by the SCDNR. The last revision of the document was made in April 2019. Download the official printable South Carolina Boat Bill of Sale through the link below.

Does a Boat Bill of Sale Have to Be Notarized in South Carolina?

Yes, South Carolina does require a notary public's certification when conducting boat sales. This can save potential trouble which might occur should the seller or buyer contest the transaction at a later date.

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19-xxxxxx
WATERCRAFT/OUTBOARD MOTOR APPLICATION
MAKE CHECK OR MONEY ORDER PAYABLE & Mail to:
Not For Sale
SCDNR, Attn: T&R P.O. Box 167, Columbia, SC 29202.
(Bill of Sale & Family
Tax Exemption on Back)
(803) 734-3857
Watercraft/Motor Purchased From SC
New Watercraft/Motor, Purchased Out of State or Moving
(circle appropriate fees)
For office use only
to SC
(circle appropriate fees)
$16.00
SC Watercraft Title & Registration
$40.00
New SC Watercraft Title and Registration
Watercraft Title Only (unpowered or sailboat only)
$10.00
New Watercraft Title Only (unpowered or sailboat
Renew Watercraft Registration (expired or expiring in
$10.00
$30.00
only)
current year)
$10.00
New Outboard Motor Title
$10.00
SC Outboard Motor Title
$15.00
Late Fee (Due 31st-60th day after purchase)
$5.00
Duplicate or Corrected Watercraft Title
$30.00
Late Fee (Due 61st day after purchase)
$5.00
Duplicate or Corrected Outboard Motor Title
$________
Casual Excise Tax
$5.00
Duplicate Watercraft Registration Card
To Calculate Casual Excise Tax
$5.00
Duplicate __ Watercraft Decal __ Motor Decal
Watercraft or Watercraft/Outboard Motor
Late Fee (Due 31st-60th day after purchase or
$15.00
registration expiration)
Sales Price X 5% = $___________ (Maximum $500)
Late Fee (Due 61st day after purchase or
$30.00
Outboard Motor Only
registration expiration)
$________
Sales Price X 6% = $___________ (No Maximum)
Casual Excise Tax
Out-of-state address - Complete section
ALL APPLICANTS MUST BE LISTED ON THE TITLE, MSO AND/OR BILL OF SALE.
G for notification of County Tax Office.
LAST
FIRST
M.I.
DATE OF BIRTH
A
APPLICANT'S LEGAL
Check if more than
or BUSINESS NAME
one owner
M
D
YR.
(PRINT)
AND
FIRST
M.I.
DATE OF BIRTH
LAST
CO-APPL. LEGAL
OR
M
D
YR.
STREET ADDRESS
CELL PHONE #
HOME PHONE #
(
)
(
)
PHYSICAL
CITY
STATE
ZIP
WORK PHONE #
COUNTY
ADDRESS
(
)
STREET OR POST OFFICE BOX
CITY
STATE
ZIP
MAILING
ADDRESS
B
WATERCRAFT AND/OR OUTBOARD MOTOR PURCHASED FROM
MOTOR PURCHASED FROM (if different)
WATERCRAFT PURCHASED FROM
DATE PURCHASED
DATE PURCHASED
ADDRESS
ADDRESS
CITY, STATE, ZIP
TELEPHONE #
CITY, STATE, ZIP
TELEPHONE #
(
)
(
)
COMPLETE THIS SECTION TO REGISTER/TITLE WATERCRAFT
C
SC REGISTRATION NUMBER
BOAT TITLE NUMBER
EXP. DATE
YEAR
MODEL
MAKE OF BOAT
SC-
WA
HULL ID NUMBER (ONE LETTER/NUMBER PER SPACE)
CHECK ONE:
HOMEMADE
REBUILT
FACTORY BUILT
LENGTH
OUT OF STATE REGISTRATION NUMBER, IF ANY
FT.
IN.
CONSTRUCTION (  )
PROPULSION (  )
FUEL (  )
TYPE USE (  )
TYPE VESSEL (  )
( ) 1. WOOD
( ) 1. OUTBOARD
( ) 1. GASOLINE
( ) 1. COMMERCIAL PASSENGER
( ) 1. OPEN
( ) 2. STEEL
( ) 2. INBOARD SINGLE ENGINE # __________________
( ) 2. DIESEL
( ) 2. COMMERCIAL FISHING
( ) 2. CABIN POWERED
( ) 3. ALUMINUM
( ) 2.
PORT/LEFT ENGINE # ________________________
( ) 9. OTHER
( ) 3. PERSONAL PLEASURE
( ) 3. HOUSEBOAT *SEE BELOW
( ) 4. FIBERGLASS
( ) 2.
STARBOARD/RIGHT ENGINE # ________________
_________________
( ) 4. RENTAL/LEASE
( ) 4. CABIN SAIL
( ) 5. PLASTIC
( ) 2.
MAKE ______________________________________
( ) 5. DEMO
( ) 5. SAIL
( ) 6. INFLATABLE
( ) 3. I/O SINGLE ENGINE # _________________________
( ) 9. OTHER ___________________
( ) 6. PONTOON
( ) 9. OTHER __________________
( ) 2.
PORT/LEFT ENGINE # ________________________
( ) 7. JET SKI /
*MUST ANSWER
( )
2.STARBOARD/RIGHT ENGINE # ________________
PERSONAL WATERCRAFT
IS THIS WATERCRAFT
EQUIPPED WITH A
( )
2.MAKE ______________________________________
( ) 9.OTHER ________________
MARINE TOILET?
( ) 4. ELECTRIC MOTOR OR TROLLING MOTOR
( ) YES
( )NO
( ) 5. WIND ( ) 6. JET DRIVE ( ) 9. OTHER _________
D
COMPLETE THIS SECTION TO TITLE OUTBOARD MOTOR - 1 MOTOR PER FORM
(YEAR OF MFG OR MODEL YR)
MOTOR TITLE NUMBER
SERIAL NUMBER
MAKE
( ) YEAR
HORSEPOWER
MODEL
( ) Yr. of Mfg.
MA
( ) Model Yr.
19-12088 FM-015
SCDNR BTR-1 (REV. 04/19)
APPLICATION
WWW.DNR.SC.GOV
KEEP A COPY FOR YOUR RECORDS
Page 1
19-xxxxxx
WATERCRAFT/OUTBOARD MOTOR APPLICATION
MAKE CHECK OR MONEY ORDER PAYABLE & Mail to:
Not For Sale
SCDNR, Attn: T&R P.O. Box 167, Columbia, SC 29202.
(Bill of Sale & Family
Tax Exemption on Back)
(803) 734-3857
Watercraft/Motor Purchased From SC
New Watercraft/Motor, Purchased Out of State or Moving
(circle appropriate fees)
For office use only
to SC
(circle appropriate fees)
$16.00
SC Watercraft Title & Registration
$40.00
New SC Watercraft Title and Registration
Watercraft Title Only (unpowered or sailboat only)
$10.00
New Watercraft Title Only (unpowered or sailboat
Renew Watercraft Registration (expired or expiring in
$10.00
$30.00
only)
current year)
$10.00
New Outboard Motor Title
$10.00
SC Outboard Motor Title
$15.00
Late Fee (Due 31st-60th day after purchase)
$5.00
Duplicate or Corrected Watercraft Title
$30.00
Late Fee (Due 61st day after purchase)
$5.00
Duplicate or Corrected Outboard Motor Title
$________
Casual Excise Tax
$5.00
Duplicate Watercraft Registration Card
To Calculate Casual Excise Tax
$5.00
Duplicate __ Watercraft Decal __ Motor Decal
Watercraft or Watercraft/Outboard Motor
Late Fee (Due 31st-60th day after purchase or
$15.00
registration expiration)
Sales Price X 5% = $___________ (Maximum $500)
Late Fee (Due 61st day after purchase or
$30.00
Outboard Motor Only
registration expiration)
$________
Sales Price X 6% = $___________ (No Maximum)
Casual Excise Tax
Out-of-state address - Complete section
ALL APPLICANTS MUST BE LISTED ON THE TITLE, MSO AND/OR BILL OF SALE.
G for notification of County Tax Office.
LAST
FIRST
M.I.
DATE OF BIRTH
A
APPLICANT'S LEGAL
Check if more than
or BUSINESS NAME
one owner
M
D
YR.
(PRINT)
AND
FIRST
M.I.
DATE OF BIRTH
LAST
CO-APPL. LEGAL
OR
M
D
YR.
STREET ADDRESS
CELL PHONE #
HOME PHONE #
(
)
(
)
PHYSICAL
CITY
STATE
ZIP
WORK PHONE #
COUNTY
ADDRESS
(
)
STREET OR POST OFFICE BOX
CITY
STATE
ZIP
MAILING
ADDRESS
B
WATERCRAFT AND/OR OUTBOARD MOTOR PURCHASED FROM
MOTOR PURCHASED FROM (if different)
WATERCRAFT PURCHASED FROM
DATE PURCHASED
DATE PURCHASED
ADDRESS
ADDRESS
CITY, STATE, ZIP
TELEPHONE #
CITY, STATE, ZIP
TELEPHONE #
(
)
(
)
COMPLETE THIS SECTION TO REGISTER/TITLE WATERCRAFT
C
SC REGISTRATION NUMBER
BOAT TITLE NUMBER
EXP. DATE
YEAR
MODEL
MAKE OF BOAT
SC-
WA
HULL ID NUMBER (ONE LETTER/NUMBER PER SPACE)
CHECK ONE:
HOMEMADE
REBUILT
FACTORY BUILT
LENGTH
OUT OF STATE REGISTRATION NUMBER, IF ANY
FT.
IN.
CONSTRUCTION (  )
PROPULSION (  )
FUEL (  )
TYPE USE (  )
TYPE VESSEL (  )
( ) 1. WOOD
( ) 1. OUTBOARD
( ) 1. GASOLINE
( ) 1. COMMERCIAL PASSENGER
( ) 1. OPEN
( ) 2. STEEL
( ) 2. INBOARD SINGLE ENGINE # __________________
( ) 2. DIESEL
( ) 2. COMMERCIAL FISHING
( ) 2. CABIN POWERED
( ) 3. ALUMINUM
( ) 2.
PORT/LEFT ENGINE # ________________________
( ) 9. OTHER
( ) 3. PERSONAL PLEASURE
( ) 3. HOUSEBOAT *SEE BELOW
( ) 4. FIBERGLASS
( ) 2.
STARBOARD/RIGHT ENGINE # ________________
_________________
( ) 4. RENTAL/LEASE
( ) 4. CABIN SAIL
( ) 5. PLASTIC
( ) 2.
MAKE ______________________________________
( ) 5. DEMO
( ) 5. SAIL
( ) 6. INFLATABLE
( ) 3. I/O SINGLE ENGINE # _________________________
( ) 9. OTHER ___________________
( ) 6. PONTOON
( ) 9. OTHER __________________
( ) 2.
PORT/LEFT ENGINE # ________________________
( ) 7. JET SKI /
*MUST ANSWER
( )
2.STARBOARD/RIGHT ENGINE # ________________
PERSONAL WATERCRAFT
IS THIS WATERCRAFT
EQUIPPED WITH A
( )
2.MAKE ______________________________________
( ) 9.OTHER ________________
MARINE TOILET?
( ) 4. ELECTRIC MOTOR OR TROLLING MOTOR
( ) YES
( )NO
( ) 5. WIND ( ) 6. JET DRIVE ( ) 9. OTHER _________
D
COMPLETE THIS SECTION TO TITLE OUTBOARD MOTOR - 1 MOTOR PER FORM
(YEAR OF MFG OR MODEL YR)
MOTOR TITLE NUMBER
SERIAL NUMBER
MAKE
( ) YEAR
HORSEPOWER
MODEL
( ) Yr. of Mfg.
MA
( ) Model Yr.
19-12088 FM-015
SCDNR BTR-1 (REV. 04/19)
APPLICATION
WWW.DNR.SC.GOV
KEEP A COPY FOR YOUR RECORDS
Page 1
E
COMPLETE THIS SECTION IF WATERCRAFT AND/OR OUTBOARD MOTOR IS SUBJECT TO LIENS
Check if there is a second lien & attach second lien information on separate page
FIRST LIEN
DATE
AMOUNT
ADDRESS
CITY, STATE, ZIP
TELEPHONE #
(
)
I certify that the information contained on this application and all attached
SC DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
F
documents are true and correct and that no other liens or encumbrances except
TEMPORARY WATERCRAFT CERTIFICATE OF NUMBER
those noted exist. I agree to have an examination of the above by the South
OWNER'S NAME
CHECK ONE
Carolina Department of Natural Resources.(False statements within applications
( ) New Registration
and bills of sale are punishable pursuant to Section 50-23-270.)
State ID and State
( ) Valid Transfer--Current Decal
of Issue is mandatory, per SC Code of Laws,1976, Section 50-23-60 (a) (1). See
OWNER'S SIGNATURE
( ) Valid Transfer--Expired Decal
our Privacy Statement on back.
APPLICANT'S SIGNATURE
DATE
DRIVER'S LICENSE NO.
ADDRESS
CITY
STATE
ZIP
STATE OF ISSUE
CO-OWNER'S SIGNATURE
DATE
S TAT E O F
DRIVER'S LICENSE NO.
HULL IDENTIFICATION NO.
MAKE
LENGTH
USE
STATE OF ISSUE
DEALER'S SIGNATURE
(if applicable)
PROPULSION TYPE
DATE OF ISSUE
19-xxxxxx
PERMIT NO.
DISPLAY OF NUMBER AND DECALS
TEMPORARY CERTIFICATE OF NUMBER
The number awarded shall be painted or
IS NOT TO BE DISPLAYED.
attached to the forward half of each side
Carry this certificate and copy of bill of sale on board during
of the watercraft in a position distinctly
operation up to sixty (60) days from date of purchase as proof of
visible to other vessels.
a recent appli cation being submitted. This copy is a temporary
Letters and numerals must be of a block
certificate valid up to (60) days. Your registration card and/or title
design not less than three (3) inches high
will be mailed at a later date. A temporary certificate of number
and of a color which clearly contrasts with
is not valid for rental boats or a boat without a hull id number.
the color of the watercraft hull. Numbers
must be read from left to right as they
This temporary certificate is only valid for a new watercraft
appear on the certificate of number.
or a watercraft with registration decal(s) and may not be
Letter groups must be separated from
honored in other states. SC Code of Laws, 1976, Section
the numerals by hyphens or equivalent
50-23-345 (d) prohibits duplicating or updating temporary
spaces, and the year decals must be
certificates or updating bills of sale.
attached to each side of the watercraft's
bow immediately following the number,
within six (6) inches (see illustration).
CONTINUE TO PAGE 3
KEEP A COPY FOR YOUR RECORDS
G
NONRESIDENTS ONLY - SC LOCATION OF PRIMARY USE
(
WHERE THE WATERCRAFT/MOTOR IS HOUSED OR PRIMARILY USED IN SOUTH CAROLINA)
ADDRESS
CITY
STATE
ZIP
SC COUNTY
SC
H
CERTIFIED TRUE BILL OF SALE FOR WATERCRAFT AND OUTBOARD MOTORS ERASURES OR
ALTERATIONS VOID THIS BILL OF SALE
DESCRIPTION OF WATERCRAFT: Registration Number: SC_________________________________ Title Number: WA___________________________________
Hull I.D. Number: ____________________________________ Make: ___________________Year: _____________Length: _________________ Const: _____________
DESCRIPTION OF OUTBOARD MOTOR: Title Number: MA __________________________________ Serial Number: ____________________________________
Model: _______________________________ Make: ________________________________ Year: ______________________ H.P.: ________________________
(Check if this applies to you) I did not register/title watercraft because I used it without propulsion.
I ______________________________________ of _________________________________________ hereby sell on ___________________ ____________ ________
Seller(s)
Address of Seller
Month
Day
Year
to ______________________________________ of _______________________________________________________ the above Watercraft and Outboard Motor.
Name of Purchaser (s)
Address of Purchaser(s)
I certify this property is free of any liens or adverse claims and all personal property taxes have been paid to date. I understand that all current year personal
property taxes are the responsibility of the seller(s), unless an otherwise enforceable agreement has been reached between the seller and buyer. Failure to
notify SCDNR of sale/transaction can result in continued personal property tax assessments to owner of record. All purchasers must be listed on the Bill of
Sale.
X _________________________________________________________
X ___________________________________________________________
Signature of Seller
Signature of Co-Owner
X ___________________________________________________________
Signature of Co-Owner
Sworn before me this ________________ day of _______________________________, ___________________
Month
Year
X ______________________________________
______________________________________
My commission expires_________________________
Notary Signature
Print Notary’s Name
Date
Month
Year
SELLER MUST NOTIFY
Boat
Outboard Motor
Total
S.C. DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Purchase Price
$
+
$
= $
WATERCRAFT DIVISION
Less Trade In
$
+
$
= $
P.O. BOX 167
COLUMBIA, S.C. 29202-0167
Balance Subject
$
+
$
= $
(803) 734-3857 - office or (803) 734-4138 - fax
to Casual Tax
IN WRITING WITHIN 30 DAYS OF ANY CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP
OF WATERCRAFT AND OUTBOARD MOTOR, FURNISHING FULL
INFORMATION. SELLER SHOULD KEEP COPY FOR TAX RECORDS.
I
TAX EXEMPT FORM FOR IMMEDIATE FAMILY FOR WATERCRAFT AND OUTBOARD MOTORS
IMMEDIATE FAMILY: PARENT, CHILD, SISTER, BROTHER, GRANDPARENT, GRANDCHILD & SPOUSE
I hereby certify that I, __________________________________________, am EXEMPT from Casual Excise Tax for the watercraft/ outboard motor described
(Purchaser)
above or attached on the Bill of Sale.
ACQUIRED FROM _______________________________________ , _______________________________
(Name)
(Relationship)
Caution: In accordance with S.C. Code of Laws, 1976, Sections 12-36-1710 and 12-36-1730, this is to advise any person who willfully or knowingly makes a
false statement for the purpose of avoiding all or a part of the excise tax levied by this article or who assists any other person to avoid all or a part of the excise
tax levied by this article shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be fined not more than two hundred dollars or be imprisoned for
not more than thirty days, or both. A person may be liable for civil penalties under Section 12-36-1740.
X______________________________________________
Date _______________________________________
Purchaser's Signature
Privacy Statement
In accordance with South Carolina law, personal information collected by SCDNR for licenses, tags, permits and watercraft/outboard motor titles and registrations
may be subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. However, state law prohibits personal information collected by state agencies to be used for
private solicitation or commercial purposes.
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What Documents Do I Have to Attach to a Watercraft/Outboard Motor Application?

In order to register a newly purchased boat with the SCDNR, you must submit the following:

  • Properly completed and signed SCDNR Watercraft/Outboard Motor Application with the included Bill of Sale properly completed and notarized;
  • Completed and signed original boat title;
  • Applicable fees.

If you purchased your boat or boats from the owner with missing title, each missing title will require a separate duplicate title fee.


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