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.

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We apologize for the inconvenience

In an effort to better serve South Carolina Motor Carriers, beginning Wednesday March 24, 2021, carriers applying for a new International Registration Plan(IRP) registration and International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA ) license in the State will do so via the SCDMV Motor Carrier New Account Portal.

To begin a new IRP and/or IFTA application, click here to get started

For more information on how to get started, read the New Account Portal user guide or contact Motor Carrier Services at (803) 896-3870

We apologize for the inconvenience

In an effort to expedite services to South Carolina Motor Carriers, Wednesday beginning March 24, 2021, those applying for a new International Registration Plan (IRP) and International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) account, will do so through the SCDMV Motor Carrier Services New Account Portal.

Access to the portal will be available at beginning March 24, 2021.

At close of business on March 23, 2021, the email address previously used for new accounts will no longer be available. All applications for new accounts must then be completed through the new account portal. 

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. 

Finally, read the MCS Manual for further information on all MCS programs.

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
  • St. George

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Motor Carrier Services Manual

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