Change My Address or Name
How do I change my address?
You may change your address online, at an SCDMV branch, or by mail.
It is free to update your address online. The SCDMV will mail your new vehicle registration card. You don't have to get a new beginner's permit, driver's license, or identification card. If you want to get a license with your new address printed on it, it's $10.
Change my address
If you're visiting a branch to update your information, consider bringing all required documents to get a REAL ID in the future. If you bring your documents now, the SCDMV will scan them, and you may be eligible to order a REAL ID license online when the new cards are available in 2018. To find a complete list of accepted documents, view the United States Citizens' Checklist (SCDMV Form MV-93). International customers are not eligible for online ordering.To change your address in person, you may visit any SCDMV branch.
You must change your name or address within ten days of the actual change. When you change your name or address with the SCDMV, all of your vehicle and driver records automatically update. If you change your address by mail, you must complete the Application for Name and/or Address Change (SCDMV Form 4057) and mail it to the address below:
PO Box 1498
Blythewood, SC 29016-0035
How do I change my name?
You may change your name at an SCDMV branch and receive a new beginner's permit, driver's license, or identification card if you do all of the following:
- Complete the Application for Name and/or Address Change (SCDMV Form 4057)
- Complete the Application for a Driver's License, Beginner's Permit, or Identification Card (SCDMV Form 447-NC)
- Present proper documentation
You must change your name with the Social Security Administration before visiting the SCDMV to change your name.
The proper documentation includes any of the following:
- Marriage license
- Court order (issued by your county's family court)
It's $10 for a new driver's license that reflects your updated name.
You only have one opportunity to change your name when you get married. You may not change your name again to a different variation of your married name without a court order.