This page does not contain information on renewing your commercial driver's license. 

Renew my Driver's License Online

If you choose to renew your driver's license online, you will not be receiving a REAL ID license. REAL ID licenses will be available during the first-quarter of 2018, and the SCDMV must have all of the proper documentation on file for you to purchase this new style of license.

If you're not a US Citizen, you cannot renew your driver's license online. 

Renew my driver's license (current card)
If you're a US Citizen interested in renewing your driver's license online for a five-year license, you must meet all of the following requirements:

  • You have a regular (Class D, E, F, M, or any combination of the four) license.
  • Your license has not been expired more than nine months.
  • You have not received more than five points on your record in the last two years.
  • Your license is not suspended or subject to be suspended.
  • You did not renew your license by mail during the last renewal period.
  • You do not have a commercial driver’s license.
  • You are not a Convicted Violent Offender in the SCDMV system.
  • You do not currently have a conditional or special restricted license.

If you are eligible for renewing your license online, you will pay $12.50 and receive a five-year license in the mail. The SCDMV will use your current photograph and signature and mail your new card to the address on file.

Renew my Driver's License by Mail 

If you're not a US Citizen, you cannot renew your driver's license by mail. 

If you're a US Citizen interested in renewing your driver's license by mail for a five-year license, you must meet all of the following requirements:

  • You have a regular (Class D, E, F, M, or any combination of the four) license. 
  • Your license has not been expired more than nine months.
  • You have not received more than five points on your record in the last two years.
  • Your license is not suspended or subject to be suspended.
  • You did not renew your license by mail during the last renewal period.
  • You do not have a commercial driver’s license.
  • You are not a Convicted Violent Offender in the SCDMV system.
  • You do not currently have a conditional or special restricted license.

How do I renew a driver’s license by mail?

If you meet the requirements above, you must complete the application to Renew a Driver’s License by Mail (SCDMV Form DL-63).

Mail your completed application and a check or money order for $12.50, made out to the SCDMV, to the address below:
 
SCDMV
Alternative Media
PO Box 1498
Blythewood, SC 29016-0035 

Do not mail cash.

Mail your application and payment at least three weeks before your expiration date. If you renew by mail, the SCDMV will use the same photograph and signature on your current license.

Renew my Driver's License in Person

Find an SCDMV branch
If you're 65 or older, you'll receive a five-year driver's license. It costs $12.50.

If you're younger than 65, you'll receive a ten-year license. It is $25.

You must do all of the following to renew at a branch:

  • Provide your vehicle insurance information
  • If you received more than five points against your driving record in the last two years, pass a knowledge test

The requirements are different if you're a not a US Citizen.

If you're visiting an SCDMV branch to renew your license, consider bringing all required documents to get a REAL ID in the future. The SCDMV can scan your documents during your visit, and you may be eligible to order your license online when the new cards are available in 2018. You can find a complete list of accepted documents on the United States Citizens' Checklist (SCDMV Form MV-93). International customers are not eligible for online ordering.

Renew an Expired Driver’s License

Do not drive with an expired driver's license. If your license has been expired for less than nine months, you would renew it as if it wasn't expired.

If your driver’s license is expired by nine months or more, you must visit an SCDMV branch.

You must have all of the correct documents with you that prove you are who you say you are. You can find a complete list of accepted documents on the United States Citizens' Checklist (SCDMV Form MV-93) and the International Customers' Checklist (SCDMV Form MV-94).You must pass the knowledge and skills tests.