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Driver Suspension Eligibility Week


SCDMV will hold the 2016 Driver Suspension Eligibility Week for drivers with certain license suspensions March 14-18, 2016 in all offices across the state. During Driver Suspension Eligibility Week, South Carolina drivers who have lost their licenses for suspensions included in the program may be able to reduce or clear the remaining time for their suspensions. No fees will be waived. To learn more about the program, click here.

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CDL Checklist

SCDMV has developed a checklist of all the items CDL applicants need to bring to take a CDL skills test administered by SCDMV.  Click here to view the list.

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Employer Notification Program

Employer Notification Program

DMV is offering a new program for employers that need to monitor employee driver records. For more information, click here.

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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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Attention CDL Drivers

  • Test Sites - DMV changed the CDL Skills Test Offices. For more information, please view CDL Skills Test Sites.
  • Appointments - You must make an appointment to take a CDL skills test using the CDL Test Scheduler located on our website. 
  • CDL Upgrades - A commercial Learner's Permit (CLP) must be issued when upgrading if the upgrade requires a skills test. You must hold the CLP for at least 14 days before you are eligible to take the skills test.

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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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NASCAR License Plates

The licensing agreement between the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) ended in 2014. As a result, DMV will no longer renew, sell or replace lost NASCAR license plates as of March 1, 2015. This change applies to all NASCAR license plates.

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New Policy for Titles

SCDMV has been able to reduce our title processing times. Therefore, beginning January 5, 2015, we are eliminating the expedite fee for titles processed at headquarters and will process all applications as expeditiously as possible. Titles printed same-day in the field offices will still require the $20 expedite fee.

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New Email Requirement

Beginning 2015, Motor Carrier Services will no longer mail the IRP/IFTA renewal package and IFTA quarterly tax returns. To update your file and ensure proper notification concerning your IRP/IFTA renewals and IFTA quarterly tax returns, it is required that you provide Motor Carrier Services with an updated e-mail address. All forms can be obtained at www.scdmvonline.com under Forms and Manuals.

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Full Reciprocity

Upcoming simplification to IRP!

Beginning in 2015, cab-cards will show all jurisdictions! No more "add state or province". No more "over 100 percent fees" for added jurisdictions. If you have IRP, no more trip permits. This is true IRP-wide. All states and provinces will be implementing this. This has been referred to as Full Reciprocity or the Full Reciprocity Plan, and was adopted by IRP by ballot in October 2013.

How it Will Work

The effective date for your fleet depends on your fleet’s IRP expiration date.

The New Rules Apply for Registration Periods Beginning Jan. 1, 2015 or Later

For example, registrations expiring December 2014 (or later) that are renewing for operation in 2015, your cab-card will show all IRP states and Canadian provinces. You’ll no longer need to select jurisdictions in which you intend to operate. Your IRP fees will be calculated based on your June-July "reporting period" distances. If you are a new carrier without a reporting period history, you’ll pay fees based on the South Carolina Average Per Vehicle Distance Chart.

You’ll be able to operate in any IRP jurisdiction without the trouble and expense of adding a jurisdiction, nor of buying a trip permit. For each IRP renewal, fees will be charged based on the fleet’s "reporting period" distance.

For renewals of registrations expiring November 2014 or earlier – thus with a new expiration date November 2015 or earlier – the old rules will continue to apply through the expiration date in 2015. Cab-cards will only display those jurisdictions specifically requested by the carrier.

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Titling Classes for Automobile Dealers

SCDMV is hosting titling classes for automobile dealers on July 15, 2015. For more information, click here.     

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New EZ Title and Registration

EZ Title and Registration

Need to title and/or register a vehicle? Use DMV’s online services to fill out your paperwork before you visit a DMV office or mail in your application. Click here to get started.

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Donate Life Fridays

Governor Nikki Haley, Donate Life and SCDMV have partnered for a statewide campaign to increase the number of registrants on the S.C. Organ and Tissue Donor Registry. The new goal is to have a donor designation rate of 40% by the end of 2014. This year, all DMV Field Office Employees will wear blue shirts with both the DMV and Donate Life SC logos. Ask them how you can become an organ donor today!

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What's New for You at SCDMV?

Saturday service is available on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in six SCDMV offices:
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

For more information, visit the Office Locations page.

Sign Up to Donate Life!        

Save Time Online and In Line Brochure       

Demolisher or Secondary Metals Recycler Stolen Vehicle Check     

One Stop Driver Training and/or Testing Programs   

Driver License Practice Test App and Online Practice Exam   

Order License Plates Online     


Veteran Driver License Designation     

Enter Your Emergency Contact Information   

Attention Motor Carriers! You can now process some IRP and IFTA transactions online! Get your registration form here!

Vehicles 25 Years Old or Older with No Title  

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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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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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