Registering Your Vehicle

If you purchased a vehicle from an individual who holds the title for that vehicle, the following will be required to properly register that vehicle in South Carolina:

  • Completed Title Application (SCDMV Form 400).
  • Completed Statement of Vehicle Operation in South Carolina (SCDMV Form TI-006), if applicable - Required only if you do not have an SC Driver’s License or ID.
  • First assignment completed on title: buyer’s name and address, lienholder information (if applicable), odometer reading, sales price, date of sale, seller’s signature, buyer’s signature. If assignment on title does not have section for sales price, a bill of sale must accompany paperwork.
  • If requesting new plate, paid property tax receipt in new owner’s name.
  • If transferring plate, current license plate number (plates cannot transfer from one owner to another).
  • Title and registration fee.
  • Infrastructure Maintenance Fee or Sales Tax, if applicable.
  • Additional fees for Hybrid and Alternative Fuel vehicle.

You may visit a SCDMV branch office with the above documents to register your vehicle. Customers are encouraged to schedule appointments.

Find an SCDMV branch
You may also mail (certified only) your documents and the appropriate payment, made out to the SCDMV, to the address below:

SCDMV
Titles and Registration
PO Box 1498
Blythewood, SC 29016-0024

 

 

 

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