Road Use Fee

Effective January 1, 2019, owners of commercial motor vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of 26,001 pounds or more will pay a road use fee, formerly known as property taxes, to the SCDMV instead of South Carolina Department of Revenue.

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New Account

Beginning January 1, 2019, you must make an appointment with the Motor Carrier Services (MCS) office at SCDMV Headquarters in Blythewood to open a new International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) or International Registration Plan (IRP) account. This is the only SCDMV office you can use to open a new IFTA/IRP account. Call 803-896-3870 to make your appointment.

Any motor carrier with base jurisdiction in South Carolina and operating one or more qualified motor vehicles in at least one other IFTA/IRP member jurisdiction must apply for an SC IFTA/IRP credential or trip permits must be obtained to travel through member jurisdictions.

You may request a new IFTA/IRP account application by first calling MCS at 803-896-3870.

To open a new IFTA account, complete all of the following:

To open a new IRP account, complete all of the following:

Finally, read the MCS Manual. Once you complete all forms above, email them to the SCDMV.

Branches for Motor Carrier Services

You may open new International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) and International Registration Plan (IRP) accounts at only Motor Carrier Services (MCS) in Blythewood. There are seven SCDMV branches across the state that complete all other MCS transactions. Those branches are listed below:

  • Blythewood
  • Chester
  • Dillon
  • Greer
  • Irmo/Ballentine
  • Kingstree
  • North Augusta

Find an SCDMV branch
At four SCDMV branches, you may only open new IFTA accounts or buy additional decals. Those branches are listed below:

  • Charleston - Leeds Avenue
  • Florence
  • Greenville - Saluda Dam Road
  • Spartanburg - Fairforest

Motor Carrier Services Manual

The Motor Carrier Services (MCS) Manual may be used for additional information regarding MCS.