Does South Carolina Do Outboard Motor Titling?

South Carolina requires that you, the owner, get a title for all your outboard motors that are rated for 5 horsepower or more.

If you buy an out-of-state outboard motor from a titling state, you must submit the signed-over original title, bearing the seller’s name to get a title in South Carolina.

What states require outboard motor titling?

Some states do not require outboard motors to have a title. These states are:

  • Mississippi.
  • Missouri.
  • Ohio.
  • Oklahoma.
  • South Carolina.
  • Texas.
  • Utah.

Remember, states may change their laws at any time. Check with the state of origin for your outboard motor to confirm whether a title for that boat motor exists.

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