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Memorial Day Closing

The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles will be closed on Monday, May 30 in observance of the Memorial Day state holiday. 


Please remember that the days before and after a holiday are often extremely busy at DMV. Customers may want to choose another time to visit their local DMV office or process their transactions online.

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Orangeburg DMV Office Renovations

The DMV office located at 1720 Charleston Highway in Orangeburg will close for renovations on May 20 and remain closed through September 2016. DMV’s community response vehicle will be located on site to provide services. Although the vehicle has only five service windows, it will offer the same services provided by the Orangeburg DMV office.

Customers may also choose to seek service at the DMV office located at 341 Lacey Street in Bamberg and 415 Chestnut Street in St. Matthews.

International Driver Licensing Services will not be provided during the Orangeburg Renovation. Customers may visit DMV offices located at 1630 Shop Road in Columbia and 430 South Pike Street in Sumter.

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Motorcycle Safety Foundation

The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) now accepts Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) skills test certificates as proof of an applicant’s ability to operate a motorcycle. The certificate may eliminate the need for a rider to take the skills test at a DMV office. Click here for more information and a list of organizations authorized to train and administer motorcycle tests.

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DMV now has a new online transaction designed for customers applying for a duplicate title certificate. Customers who use the new online service will receive their title by mail at the address on file. The cost for a duplicate title is $15.00. Visit our Public Services page for a list of all our online transactions.

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Emergency Contact Online Transaction


Did you know SCDMV has an online transaction that allows you to enter your emergency contact information? Customers with a driver’s license, beginner’s permit or identification card may enter emergency contact information on their SCDMV record. In the event of a collision or other medical emergency, law enforcement will have access to this information and may provide it to emergency medical personnel. For more information, click here.

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New Requirement for Charter Buses

Effective January 1, 2016, Charter Buses that travel across state lines will be required to obtain an apportioned bus plate (BC plate) or obtain trip permits before crossing state lines. Charter buses will also need to obtain the IFTA license and fuel decal or obtain fuel permits before crossing state lines.

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Wednesday Morning Training Sessions

All SCDMV offices close on Wednesday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. for in-house training. All field offices, telephone service centers and headquarters employees participate. These training sessions allow management more time to work with employees to ensure consistent operations throughout the agency.

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Use Our Public Services Site

The SCDMV Public Services site lets you complete many transactions online:

  • Address changes
  • Replace a lost or stolen driver's license
  • View your driver license status, and pay reinstatement fees
  • Duplicate registration certificates
  • Complete a pending registration renewal
  • Obtain your driver record
  • Provide Emergency Contact Information

The Public Services site is usually the fastest and most convenient way to do business with SCDMV.

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Limited Saturday Services

Six DMV offices generally offer services on two Saturdays of each month. Check our schedule here for exact dates. The offices are open from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Limited services are provided on Saturdays. The services that are not provided on Saturdays are: CDL knowledge tests, CDL skills tests, motorcycle skills tests, issuance of credentials to international customers, and same-day/over-the-counter titles.

The offices that are open on Saturday are noted below:
Aiken DMV, 1755 Richland Avenue East
Charleston DMV, 3790 Leeds Avenue
Florence DMV, 3102 East Palmetto Street
Greenville DMV, 15 Saluda Dam Road
Lexington DMV, 122 Park Road
Rock Hill DMV, 305 Hands Mill Road

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