Road Use Fee

Effective January 1, 2019, owners of commercial motor vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of 26,001 pounds or more will pay a road use fee, formerly known as property taxes, to the SCDMV instead of South Carolina Department of Revenue.

The road use fee for commercial motor vehicles 26,001 pounds or more, that have a P-7 apportioned plate (IRP), is not being collected at this time. Road use fees are currently in the testing phase due to the necessary system changes required to implement the collection.

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New Account

Beginning January 1, 2019, you must make contact with the Motor Carrier Services (MCS) office at SCDMV Headquarters in Blythewood for information regarding the process to obtain a new International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) or International Registration Plan (IRP) account. This is the only SCDMV office you can contact to open a new IFTA/IRP account.  Call 803-896-3870 for further information.

Any motor carrier with base jurisdiction in South Carolina and operating one or more qualified motor vehicles in at least one other IFTA/IRP member jurisdiction must apply for an SC IFTA/IRP credential or trip permits must be obtained to travel through member jurisdictions.

Contact Motor Carrier Services at 803-896-3870 for further information on the process and requirements of obtaining an IRP/IFTA account.

To open a new IFTA account, complete all of the following:

To open a new IRP account, complete all of the following:

Finally, read the MCS Manual. Once you complete all forms above, email them to the SCDMV.

Branches for Motor Carrier Services

You may open new International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) and International Registration Plan (IRP) accounts only at Motor Carrier Services (MCS) in Blythewood. There are seven SCDMV branches across the state that complete all other MCS transactions. Those branches are listed below:

  • Blythewood
  • Chester
  • Dillon
  • Greer
  • Irmo/Ballentine
  • Kingstree
  • North Augusta

Find an SCDMV branch
At four SCDMV branches, you may request additional IFTA decals. Those branches are listed below:

  • Charleston - Leeds Avenue
  • Florence
  • Greenville - Saluda Dam Road
  • Spartanburg - Fairforest

Motor Carrier Services Manual

The Motor Carrier Services (MCS) Manual may be used for additional information regarding MCS.