South Carolina Probate Form

Title And Registration Application (N/a)

Everything you need to know about South Carolina Form Title And Registration Application (N/a), including helpful tips, fast facts & deadlines, how to fill it out, where to submit it and other related SC probate forms.

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About Title And Registration Application (N/a)

There are all sorts of forms executors, beneficiaries, and probate court clerks have to fill out and correspond with during probate and estate settlement, including affidavits, letters, petitions, summons, orders, and notices.

Title And Registration Application (N/a) is a commonly used form within South Carolina. Here’s an overview of what the form is and means, including a breakdown of the situations when (or why) you may need to use it:

Atticus Fast Facts About Title And Registration Application (N/a)

Sometimes it’s tough to find a quick summary— here’s the important details you should know about Title And Registration Application (N/a):

  • This form pertains to the State of South Carolina

  • The current version of this form was last revised on January 1, 1970

Government forms are not typically updated often, though when they are, it often happens rather quietly. While Atticus works hard to keep this information about South Carolina’s Form Title And Registration Application (N/a) up to date, certain details can change from time-to-time with little or no communication.

How to file Form Title And Registration Application (N/a)

Step 1 - Download the correct South Carolina form based on the name and ID if applicable

Double check that you have both the correct form name and the correct form ID. Some South Carolina probate forms can look remarkably similar, so it’s best to double, even triple-check that you’re using the right one! Keep in mind that not all States have a standardized Form ID system for their probate forms.

Step 2 - Complete the Document

Fill out all relevant fields in Form Title And Registration Application (N/a), take a break, and then review. Probate and estate settlement processes in SC are long enough to begin with, and making a silly error can push your timeline even farther back. No thank you!

Note: If you don’t currently know all of the answers and are accessing Form Title And Registration Application (N/a) online, be sure to avoid closing the browser tab and potentially losing all your progress (or use a platform like Atticus to help avoid making mistakes).

Step 3 - Have Form witnessed or notarized (if required)

Some States and situations require particular forms to be notarized. If you have been instructed to get the document notarized or see it in writing on the document, then make sure to hire a local notary. There are max notary fees in the United States that are defined and set by local law. Take a look at our full guide to notary fees to make sure you aren’t overpaying or getting ripped off.

Step 4 - Submit Title And Registration Application (N/a) to the relevant office

This is most often the local probate court where the decedent (person who passed away) is domiciled (permanently resides) or the institution involved with this particular form (e.g. a bank). Some offices allow you to submit forms online, other’s don’t, and we while we generally recommend going in-person to expedite the process, sometimes that simply isn’t an option.

It’s also a generally good idea to establish a positive working relationship with any probate clerk (unfortunately there’s enough people & process out there making things more difficult and unnecessarily confusing for them), so a best practice is to simply ask the probate clerk proactively exactly how and where they’d prefer you to submit all forms.

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When Title And Registration Application (N/a) is due

Different probate forms or processes can require different deadlines or response times for completing the appropriate form.

While some steps in the process are bound to specific deadlines (like petitioning for probate, having to submit an inventory of assets, or filing applicable notices to creditors and beneficiaries), many probate forms or processes are not tied to a specific deadline since the scope of work can vary based on situational factors or requirements involved.

Either way, there are a bunch of practical reasons why personal representatives should work to complete each step as thoroughly and quickly as possible when completing probate in South Carolina.

5 reasons you should submit this form as quickly as possible:

  1. The sooner you begin, the faster South Carolina can allow heirs and beneficiaries to get their share of assets subject to probate. Acting promptly can also decrease the costs & overall mental fatigue through an otherwise burdensome process.

    Helpful Context: What’s the Difference Between Probate and Non-Probate Assets?

  2. In general, creditors of an estate usually have around 3-6 months from the time you file notice to creditors to file any claims for debt against the deceased’s assets. If they don’t, then that debt is forfeited (and more importantly, the executor won’t be held personally responsible). So doing this sooner means you have a better idea of who is owed what and ensures you won’t get a surprise collector months later.

  3. Not filing a will within 30 days (on average) could mean that the probate process proceeds according to intestate laws (laws that govern what happens to someone's stuff without a will) or is subject to unnecessary supervision by the probate court. And if you aren't directly related to the deceased (a.k.a. next of kin), this could also mean you lose your inheritance.

  4. It’s important to file any necessary state tax returns on behalf of the deceased or estate by the following tax season in South Carolina. If you don’t, you could owe penalties and interest. This also includes any necessary federal tax returns such as Forms 1040, 1041, or even a Form 706 estate tax return.

  5. If a house in the State of South Carolina is left empty (or abandoned) for a while, insurance can get dicey. For example, if the house burns down and no one has been there for a year, an insurance company may get out of paying your claim.

If you’re not using Atticus to get specific forms, deadlines, and timelines for South Carolina probate, then try and stay as organized as possible, pay close attention to the dates mentioned in any correspondence you have with the State’s government officials, call the local South Carolina probate clerk or court for exact answers regarding Form Title And Registration Application (N/a), and when in doubt— consult a qualified trust & estates lawyer for that area.

How to Download, Open, and Edit this form Online

Title And Registration Application (N/a) is one of the many probate court forms available for download through Atticus.

It may also be available through some South Carolina probate court sites, such as . In order to access the latest version, be updated with any revisions, and get full instructions on how to complete each form, check out the Atticus Probate & Estate Settlement software or consider hiring a qualified legal expert locally within South Carolina.

While Atticus automatically provides the latest forms, be sure to choose the correct version of Form Title And Registration Application (N/a) f using any other site or resource in order to avoid having to re-complete the form process and/or make another trip to the South Carolina probate court office.

Title And Registration Application (N/a) is a .pdf, so opening it should be as simple as clicking “View Form” from within the Atticus app or by clicking the appropriate link found on any South Carolina-provided government platform. Once you’ve opened the form, you should be able to directly edit the form before saving or printing.

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Did you know?

  • Form Title And Registration Application (N/a) is a probate form in South Carolina.

  • South Carolina has multiple types of probate and the necessary forms depend on the unique aspects of each estate, such as type and value of assets, whether there was a valid will, who is serving as the personal representative or executor, and even whether or not they also live in South Carolina.

  • During probate, all personal representatives and executives in are required to submit a detailed inventory of assets that must separate non-probate assets from probate assets.

  • Probate in South Carolina, especially without guidance, can take years to finish and cost upwards of $14,000.

Frequently Asked Questions about Title And Registration Application (N/a)

Probate is the government’s way of making sure that when a person dies, the right stuff goes to the right people (including the taxes the government wants).

All of that stuff is collectively known as someone’s “estate”, and it’s the job of the executor or personal representative to fill out all the forms and complete all the required steps to formally dissolve the estate. 

To get instant clarity on the entire probate process and get an idea of the steps, timeline, and best practices, read the Atticus Beginner’s Guide to Probate

The best place? Create an account in Atticus to start getting estate-specific advice. 

You may need a lawyer, you may not, and paying for one when you didn’t need it really hurts. Atticus makes sure you make  the best decisions (plus you can write it off as an executor expense).

We’ve also created a list of other probate services. Be sure to check it out!

An executor is named in someone’s will, and if the deceased didn’t have a will, then the spouse or other close family relative usually steps up to fulfill the role. If no one wants to do it, then a judge will appoint someone. 

The executor is responsible for the complete management of the probate process, including major responsibilities such as:

  • Creating an inventory of all probate assets.

  • Filling out all necessary forms

  • Paying off all estate debts and taxes

  • Submitting reports to the court and beneficiaries as requested

And much more. This process often stretches longer than a year. 

For an idea of what separates executors who succeed from those who make this way harder than it should be, visit our article, Executors of an Estate:
What they do & secrets to succeeding

The Exact Text on Form Title And Registration Application (N/a)

Here’s the text, verbatim, that is found on South Carolina Form Title And Registration Application (N/a). You can use this to get an idea of the context of the form and what type of information is needed.

South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles Title and/or Registration Application No strikeovers, erasures, correction tape, or correction fluid is acceptable on this form. 400 (Rev. 01/2024) South Carolina and Federal law dictate that motor vehicle and driver’s license records maintained by the SCDMV may be disclosed in certain situations. For details on the disclosure of personal information and the types of information disclosed, go to the SCDMV website Applications are accepted at SCDMV branch offices or can be mailed to: SCDMV, PO Box 1498 or 10311 Wilson Blvd., Blythewood, SC 29016-0038. Applications for apportioned plates are submitted to SCDMV Motor Carrier Services branch offices, or mailed to SCDMV, PO Box 1498, Blythewood, SC 29016- 0027. Visit our website for a complete list of required documents and fees. SECTION 1 – REQUIRED FOR ALL TRANSACTIONS TRANSACTION TYPE TITLE SPECIFIC INFORMATION SPECIAL VEHICLE TYPE (if applicable) TITLE EXPEDITE (only title transactions, only in branch offices, additional $20.00 fee) MOPED REGISTRATION RECORD LIEN DUPLICATE TITLE LEASE LOW SPEED VEHICLE VEHICLE INFORMATION VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (VIN) MAKE MODEL YEAR BODY STYLE GAS DIESEL HYBRID or ELECTRIC EMPTY WEIGHT MOPED – ENGINE CCs OR WATTAGE OWNER/LESSEE INFORMATION Your complete name is required on all title and registration documents. NEW PRIMARY OWNER/LESSEE COMPLETE LEGAL NAME (LAST, FIRST, MIDDLE) CUSTOMER NO., DL NO., SSN, OR FEIN DATE OF BIRTH NEW CO-OWNER/LESSEE COMPLETE LEGAL NAME (LAST, FIRST, MIDDLE) SHARED OWNERSHIP AND or OR CUSTOMER NO., DL NO., SSN, OR FEIN DATE OF BIRTH PRIMARY OWNER’S/LESSEE RESIDENCE ADDRESS (APT. NO. IF APPLICABLE) CITY STATE ZIP CODE COUNTY MAILING ADDRESS (IF DIFFERENT FROM ABOVE) CITY STATE ZIP CODE COUNTY UPDATE VOTER REGISTRATION Unless you indicate otherwise, the addresses above will be used by the State Election Commission to update your voter registration: Do not update my residence address. Do not update my mailing address. ADDRESS WHERE VEHICLE IS HOUSED (IF DIFFERENT FROM ABOVE) CITY STATE SC ZIP CODE COUNTY PHONE NUMBER TEMPORARY ADDRESS (IF APPLICABLE) EXPIRATION OF TEMPORARY ADDRESS LEASING COMPANY INFORMATION Complete only for a leased vehicle LEASING COMPANY NAME PHONE NUMBER CONTACT PERSON CUSTOMER NUMBER ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP CODE COUNTY SECTION 2 – ONLY REQUIRED FOR TITLE TRANSACTIONS ODOMETER MILEAGE Federal and state law requires that you state the mileage when the transferring ownership. Failure to complete or providing a false statement may result in fines and/or imprisonment. I STATE THAT THE ODOMETER NOW READS (MILES NOT KILOMETERS, NO TENTHS) AND TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE THAT IT REFLECTS THE ACTUAL MILEAGE OF THE VEHICLE DESCRIBED ABOVE UNLESS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS IS CHECKED: DO NOT CHECK ONE OF THE FOLLOWING UNLESS IT APPLIES. EXEMPT I CERTIFY THAT TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE THE ODOMETER READING REFLECTS THE AMOUNT OF MILEAGE IN EXCESS OF ITS MECHANICAL LIMITS. I CERTIFY THAT THE ODOMETER READING IS NOT THE ACTUAL MILEAGE. WARNING ODOMETER DISCREPANCY. LIEN INFORMATION ELT provider must include ELT customer Number. CUSTOMER NO. OR FEIN LIENHOLDER NAME (FIRST LIEN) DATE OF LIEN CONTACT PERSON PHONE NUMBER MAILING ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP CODE CUSTOMER NO. OR FEIN LIENHOLDER NAME (SECOND LIEN) DATE OF LIEN CONTACT PERSON PHONE NUMBER MAILING ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP CODE South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles Title and/or Registration Application No strikeovers, erasures, correction tape, or correction fluid is acceptable on this form. 400 (Rev. 01/2024) SECTION 2 – CONTINUED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PRIOR TITLE STATE PRIOR TITLE NUMBER DATE FIRST OPERATED IN SC ENERGY EFFICIENT MANUFACTURED/MOBILE HOME? YES NO IMF/SALES TAX Vehicles purchased from individuals and titled in South Carolina are subject to IMF or sales tax unless exempt. The fee is 5% of the sales price up to a maximum of $500.00. Mobile homes are calculated differently. The vehicle was transferred from: MY PARENT MY SPOUSE MY CHILD MY BROTHER/SISTER MY GRANDPARENT MY GRANDCHILD The vehicle was transferred to me as: LEGAL HEIR BENEFICIARY DISTRIBUTEE I am active-duty Military The vehicle was a bonafide gift PURCHASE INFORMATION *Gross capitalized cost is the original cost of the vehicle not including taxes, interest, or cab customizing and is used to calculate the road use fee for vehicles that have a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 26,001 lbs. or more. Leave blank if this does not apply to your vehicle. SELLER OR DEALER NAME ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP CODE DEALER NO. SALES TAX NO. NEW or USED DATE OF PURCHASE SALES PRICE *GROSS CAPITALIZED COST TRADE-IN AMOUNT SECTION 3 – ONLY SECTION 3 – ONLY REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION TRANSACTIONS FOR REGISTRATION SELECT DESIRED TRANSACTION NEW PLATE TRANSFER PLATE PLATE NUMBER TO TRANSFER EXCHANGE NEW PLATE TYPE GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT (GVW) TO INCREASE GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT NEW GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT: COMMERCIAL or NON-COMMERCIAL DISCLOSURE Required only for vehicles 26,000 lbs. or greater and bus common carriers The Department must obtain the Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) or Social Security Number (SSN) when a vehicle is registered with a GVW of more than 26,000 pounds or a bus common carrier (SC Code §56-3-240). SSN or FEIN INSURANCE CERTIFICATION A vehicle must be insured with liability insurance coverage through a company licensed to do business in South Carolina, when it is registered, and it must remain insured while registered. I (WE) DECLARE THAT THIS VEHICLE IS INSURED WITH: INSURANCE COMPANY SECTION 4 – REQUIRED FOR ALL TRANSACTIONS DONATE LIFE SC YES, I WISH TO DONATE $5.00, MORE OR LESS, TO DONATE LIFE SC. AMOUNT OF DONATION: $ SIGNATURE OF OWNER I DECLARE THAT I AM THE OWNER OF THIS VEHICLE. I REQUEST THAT A SOUTH CAROLINA CERTIFICATE OF TITLE AND/OR REGISTRATION BE ISSUED. THE VEHICLE IS SUBJECT TO THE LIENS NAMED AND NO OTHERS. IF REGISTERING A COMMERCIAL VEHICLE OVER 10,000 lbs., I CERTIFY THAT I AM FAMILIAR WITH THE FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS AND/OR FEDERAL HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REGULATIONS. UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY, I CERTIFY ALL INFORMATION PROVIDED IS TRUE AND CURRENT. OWNER DATE CO-OWNER DATE SIGNATURE OF OWNER(S) - MUST BE SIGNED IN INK BY OWNER OR AUTHORIZED AGENT (ATTACH POWER OF ATTORNEY IF APPLICABLE) FAILURE TO REGISTER WITHIN 45 DAYS OF THE DATE OF PURCHASE OR THE DATE OF OPERATION IN SOUTH CAROLINA WILL RESULT IN A PENALTY FEE IN ADDITION TO THE REGULAR TITLE AND/OR REGISTRATION FEE(S). THE LATE PENALTY FEE SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS: 46 - 60 DAYS LATE - $10.00 61 - 75 DAYS LATE - $25.00 76 - 135 DAYS LATE - $50.00 OVER 135 DAYS LATE - $75.00 THIS SECTION FOR SHORT-TERM RENTAL COMPANIES AND DEALERS ONLY THIS SECTION FOR DMV USE ONLY THE ABOVE VEHICLE IS FOR: DEALER RESALE SHORT-TERM RENTAL USE BY A LICENSED DEALER ______________________________ ______________________ _______________ PROCESSED BY AND OFFICE # PLATE NUMBER/ SP-45 BRAND

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