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DMV deploys CARES vehicle to Marion County

In an effort to better serve citizens affected by flooding from Hurricane Matthew, the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will be operating its Community Area Response & Emergency Services (CARES) vehicle in Marion County from Thursday, October 13, 2016 until further notice.

The CARES vehicle will be at the parking lot of the old Anvil Textile plant in Mullins.  The plant is located on Cypress Street off of Highway 76.  It is staffed and ready to serve Marion County from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. until there's no longer a need. 

“Serving those most adversely impacted by the disaster is our #1 priority.  We’re providing an immediate capability to better serve our customers most impacted by the storm,” said Executive Director Kevin Shwedo.  “Our CARES vehicle serves as a supplement to areas that are lacking basic services.  It provides a convenient way to quickly get driver’s licenses, identification cards, car titles, and/or vehicle registrations to make filing an insurance claim easier.”


Our CARES vehicle is designed to help the agency provide uninterrupted customer care for areas or constituents in need.  It will not offer road tests or serve commercial or international customers.

We’re continuing to support the South Carolina Department of Insurance’s (DOI) Catastrophe Claims Center at area Home Depots.  The DOI will open a new site at 3051 W. Radio Dr., Florence, South Carolina 29501.  It will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18.

Due to power outages, the DMV purchased generators in order to provide service and limited transactions like the ones listed above at various offices across the state. The Conway office has been without power for four days and is working on generated power.  It cannot complete knowledge or road tests at this time.  If you’re interested in completing a knowledge or road test, you’re encouraged to visit our Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach Market Common or North Myrtle Beach location.

If there’s not an immediate requirement to obtain a replacement identification card, driver’s license, car title, and/or vehicle registration, we recommend using our online services at www.SCDMVonline.com.  Customers will typically receive their replacements in 2-3 business days.  You will find information on the required documentation needed to complete transactions online as well.

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For customer questions, please call 803-896-5000.

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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


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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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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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. 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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