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Dealer Customers

Until January 18, 2024, dealers and their representatives may go to any SCDMV branch to title and register vehicles. If you're completing a dealer transaction and paying with a debit or credit card, the card must be in the name of the person completing the transaction. It cannot be in the business's name. 

At every branch across the state, you may drop off packets of 15 dealer-related transactions to have completed by SCDMV employees. There is no limit to the number of packets that can be dropped off each day. Once the transactions are completed, dealers will be called to pick up the packets. The SCDMV aims for a less than five-business-day turnaround.

Dealer Central Branches

At any Dealer Central branch office, the turnaround time for work may be shorter than other offices in the state. Once the transactions have been processed, an employee will call so you may pick up the completed work.

There are seven Dealer Central branches in South Carolina. Those Dealer Central branches are listed below:

  • Charleston - Leeds Avenue
  • Chester
  • Columbia - Shop Road
  • Greer
  • Irmo/Ballentine
  • Lancaster
  • Ridgeland


Dealer Transaction Times

In an effort to continue to provide superior service to all customers, the following transaction times are available for dealers and business customers at every branch.

When processing dealer transactions over the counter, an attempt to process a transaction, whether successful or not, counts towards the number allowed for the day.

Each dealer or business customer may complete up to three transactions per day, at the front counter, on the following days:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 - 11 a.m. and 1:30 - 4 p.m.
  • Wednesdays from 9:30 - 11 a.m. and 1:30 - 4 p.m.

Each dealer or business customer may complete one transaction per day, at the front counter, on the following days:

  • Mondays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Get a Dealer Account

The SCDMV offers dealers a unique way to pay for dealer transactions. In addition to credit cards and checks, the SCDMV will allow authorized dealers to pay for services with an account number. The agency will bill dealers monthly for all transactions charged to this account.

To register for this service, dealers should establish a billing account with the SCDMV by signing a contract through the Procurement office. The dealer will be assigned a dealer account number, which will not be the same as the dealer license or customer number.

If you have any questions, read the Dealer Transaction Account Frequently Asked Questions.

If you do not see your question, please send an email.

Mail all completed contracts and documents to:

Business License Unit
PO BOX 1498
Blythewood, SC 29016-0047

All dealers, including those who choose not to establish a dealer account, must submit a Dealer Payment Transmittal (SCDMV Form DLA-12) with all dealer work.