All SCDMV offices will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2018.Locations
As South Carolina experiences below normal temperatures, you're reminded that all state offices, including the SCDMV, follow the direction of the county in which that office is located during closings for inclement weather.
The SCDMV is extending its Saturday hours in preparation for the state’s new driver’s licenses and identification cards, including REAL IDs, next year. Beginning Saturday, January 6, 2018, the six offices that currently operate two Saturdays a month from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. will open for two Saturdays a month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for limited services.
The SCDMV branch on East Palmetto Street in Florence will close for the fall once business ends on Friday, October 20, 2017. A temporary location will open a few miles away, but the Florence branch will not re-open until extensive renovations are complete.
The SCDMV is pleased to announce a more convenient way for South Carolina residents to do business with the agency. Most South Carolinians who have a regular (Class D, E, F, M, or any combination of the four) driver’s license, whose driving privileges are in good standing, may renew their license from the comfort of home.
You can now include personalized names, messages, or slogans on your favorite university's license plate for your regular vehicles.
During the afternoon of Monday, August 21, 2017, many parts of South Carolina will experience some of the longest periods of darkness during the total solar eclipse. The SCDMV wants to make sure you're safe and its employees are safe during this historic event.
Beginning July 1, 2017, people who purchase vehicles in South Carolina will owe a new type of fee instead of paying a sales tax. Due to legislation commonly referred to as the Roads Bill, if you buy or lease a vehicle, trailer, semi-trailer, or other automobile on and after July 1, 2017 that will be titled and/or registered in this state, you will owe an Infrastructure Maintenance Fee instead of sales tax.
Governor Henry McMaster's signature on House Bill 3358 means South Carolinians can use their current, valid driver's license or identification card to enter federal buildings or visit military bases until October of 2017.
The SCDMV will hold the 2017 Driver Suspension Eligibility Week for drivers with licenses suspended for various reasons March 13–17, 2017. During the week, if you're licensed in South Carolina, and lost your driving privileges for applicable suspensions, you may be able to reduce or clear the remaining time of your suspension.
As of January 1, 2016, charter buses that travel across state lines will be required to get an apportioned bus plate (BC plate) or trip permits before crossing state lines. Charter buses will also need the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) license and fuel decal or get fuel permits before crossing state lines.
The SCDMV now accepts Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) skills test certificates as proof of your ability to operate and drive a motorcycle. The certificate may eliminate your need for a skills test at an SCDMV branch.