Welcome to the SCDMV Website



eCheck payments for all online services are not available at this time.


Mandatory ELT

Are you a lender who received a letter notifying you of mandatory ELT participation and lien expiration? If so, please click here for FAQ’s or here to view our Electronic Lien and Title page.


12 year Lien Expiration
Click here for FAQs. Click here for further details on lien expiration.

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Use Our Public Services Site

The SCDMV Public Services site lets you complete many transactions online:

  • Address changes

  • Replace a lost or stolen driver's license

  • View your driver license status, and pay reinstatement fees

  • Duplicate registration certificates

  • Complete a pending registration renewal

  • Obtain your driver record

  • Provide Emergency Contact Information

The Public Services site is usually the fastest and most convenient way to do business with SCDMV.

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Emergency Contact Online Transaction

Who are your emergency contacts?

Did you know SCDMV has an online transaction that allows you to enter your emergency contact information? Customers with a driver’s license, beginner’s permit or identification card may enter emergency contact information on their SCDMV record. In the event of a collision or other medical emergency, law enforcement will have access to this information and may provide it to emergency medical personnel. For more information, click here.

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Free VIN Look-up Tool for Recalled Vehicles

Vehicle recalls are at an all-time high in the United States. Millions of unfixed and unsafe vehicles are on the road, some unbeknownst to owners. The National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA) is providing a website for consumers to use the free Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) look-up tool to see if their vehicle is under a recall. Please visit https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/. Please get your recalls fixed as soon as possible. This could save your life and the lives of your passengers

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Union DMV Office Motorcycle Road Test

Effective June 23rd the Union office will conduct motorcycle road tests on Thursdays only and only by appointment.

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Motorcycle Safety Foundation

The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) now accepts Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) skills test certificates as proof of an applicant’s ability to operate a motorcycle. The certificate may eliminate the need for a rider to take the skills test at a DMV office. Click here for more information and a list of organizations authorized to train and administer motorcycle tests.

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New Online Title Transaction

DMV now has a new online transaction designed for customers applying for a duplicate title certificate. Customers who use the new online service will receive their title by mail at the address on file. The cost for a duplicate title is $15.00. Visit our Public Services page for a list of all our online transactions.

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New Requirement for Charter Buses

Effective January 1, 2016, Charter Buses that travel across state lines will be required to obtain an apportioned bus plate (BC plate) or obtain trip permits before crossing state lines. Charter buses will also need to obtain the IFTA license and fuel decal or obtain fuel permits before crossing state lines.

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Wednesday Morning Training Sessions

All SCDMV offices close on Wednesday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. for in-house training. All field offices, telephone service centers and headquarters employees participate. These training sessions allow management more time to work with employees to ensure consistent operations throughout the agency.

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Limited Saturday Services

Six DMV offices generally offer services on two Saturdays of each month. Check our schedule here for exact dates or visit our Office Locations, Hours and Wait Times page. The offices are open from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Limited services are provided on Saturdays. The services that are not provided on Saturdays are: CDL knowledge tests, CDL skills tests, motorcycle skills tests, issuance of credentials to international customers, and same-day/over-the-counter titles.

The offices that are open on Saturday are noted below:

  • Aiken DMV, 1755 Richland Avenue East

  • Charleston DMV, 3790 Leeds Avenue

  • Florence DMV, 3102 East Palmetto Street

  • Greenville DMV, 15 Saluda Dam Road

  • Lexington DMV, 122 Park Road

  • Rock Hill DMV, 305 Hands Mill Road

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