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  Welcome to the SCDMV Website
NOTICE

LANCASTER DMV POWER RESTORED

The Lancaster DMV power has been restored and the office is now serving customers.

SCDMV SYSTEM MAINTENANCE ON SEPTEMBER 19 & 20

 

The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles will perform system maintenance on Friday, September 19, from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m and on Saturday, September 20, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  During this time, the following services will not be available to DMV employees, law enforcement or the public:

·        SCDMVONLINE

·        Member Services

·        Internet Access

·        Mainframe Access (NCIC)

·        Email Access

 

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Emergency Contact Online Transaction

WHO ARE YOUR EMERGENCY CONTACTS?

 

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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Full Reciprocity

Upcoming simplification to IRP!
Beginning in 2015, cab-cards will show all jurisdictions! No more "add state or province". No more "over 100 percent fees" for added jurisdictions. If you have IRP, no more trip permits. This is true IRP-wide. All states and provinces will be implementing this. This has been referred to as Full Reciprocity or the Full Reciprocity Plan, and was adopted by IRP by ballot in October 2013.

How it Will Work
The effective date for your fleet depends on your fleet’s IRP expiration date.

The New Rules Apply for Registration Periods Beginning Jan. 1, 2015 or Later
For example, registrations expiring December 2014 (or later) that are renewing for operation in 2015, your cab-card will show all IRP states and Canadian provinces. You’ll no longer need to select jurisdictions in which you intend to operate. Your IRP fees will be calculated based on your June-July "reporting period" distances. If you are a new carrier without a reporting period history, you’ll pay fees based on the South Carolina Average Per Vehicle Distance Chart.

You’ll be able to operate in any IRP jurisdiction without the trouble and expense of adding a jurisdiction, nor of buying a trip permit. For each IRP renewal, fees will be charged based on the fleet’s "reporting period" distance.

For renewals of registrations expiring November 2014 or earlier – thus with a new expiration date November 2015 or earlier – the old rules will continue to apply through the expiration date in 2015. Cab-cards will only display those jurisdictions specifically requested by the carrier.

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New Email Requirement

Beginning 2015, Motor Carrier Services will no longer mail the IRP/IFTA renewal package and IFTA quarterly tax returns.  To update your file and ensure proper notification concerning your IRP/IFTA renewals and IFTA quarterly tax returns, it is required that you provide Motor Carrier Services with an updated e-mail address. All forms can be obtained at www.scdmvonline.com under Forms and Manuals.

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Attention CDL Drivers

A new FMCSA regulation went into effect May 21, 2014 regarding DOT Medical Certificates.  Click here for more information.

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Titling Classes for Automobile Dealers

SCDMV is hosting titling classes for automobile dealers in October and November. For more information, click here.     

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New EZ Title and Registration

NEW ONLINE SERVICE!
EZ Title and Registration
Need to title and/or register a vehicle? Use DMV’s online services
to fill out your paperwork before you visit a DMV office or mail in
your application. Click here to get started!

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Donate Life Fridays

Governor Nikki Haley, Donate Life  and SCDMV have partnered for a statewide campaign to increase the number of registrants on the S.C. Organ and Tissue Donor Registry. The new goal is to have a donor designation rate of 40% by the end of 2014. This year, all DMV Field Office Employees will wear blue shirts with both the DMV and Donate Life SC logos. Ask them how you can become an organ donor today! 

 

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What's New for You at SCDMV?


ATTENTION MOTORCYCLISTS

Effective June 3, 2013, anyone that wants to renew their motorcycle beginner permit will be required to make a bona fide attempt to pass the motorcycle skills tests first. Click here to view Chapter 5 of the South Carolina Driver's Manual, which explains the motorcycle maneuvers you will be required to perform during the skills test.

Saturday service will be available on September 13 and 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in six SCDMV offices:
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

Sign Up to Donate Life!        

Save Time Online and In Line Brochure       

Demolisher or Secondary Metals Recycler Stolen Vehicle Check     

One Stop Driver Training and/or Testing Programs   

Driver License Practice Test App and Online Practice Exam   

Order License Plates Online     

 

Veteran Driver License Designation     

Enter Your Emergency Contact Information   

Attention Motor Carriers! You can now process some IRP and IFTA transactions online! Get your registration form here!

Vehicles 25 Years Old or Older with No Title  

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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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New Commercial Driver Requirements

New regulations now require all commercial drivers to self-certify the type of commerce for which they intend to operate. Drivers must also provide medical certification for any type of commerce that requires it. For more information, click here.

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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 
  • Identification card renewals
  • 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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Office of the Inspector General

Report fraud, waste and abuse in state agencies to the Office of the State Inspector General
1-855-SC-Fraud
1-855-723-7283
Email: OIG@OIG.SC.GOV

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Follow SCDMV on the Web

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On This Page
NOTICE
Emergency Contact Online Transaction
Full Reciprocity
New Email Requirement
Attention CDL Drivers
Titling Classes for Automobile Dealers
New EZ Title and Registration
Donate Life Fridays
What's New for You at SCDMV?
Wednesday Morning Training Sessions
New Commercial Driver Requirements
Use Our Public Services Site
Office of the Inspector General
Follow SCDMV on the Web

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SC Dept of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services