For Members of the Media

SCDMV Strategic Communications and Community Affairs Office

Members of the media may contact the SC Department of Motor Vehicles through the SCDMV Strategic Communications and Community Affairs Office:

Telephone: (803) 896-8198
Fax: (803) 896-5618
Email: dmvcommunications@scdmv.net

Please Note: If you have questions regarding driver or vehicle services, please call the SCDMV Contact Center at (803) 896-5000 or email help@scdmvonline.com.

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Freedom of Information Act Requests from the Media

All requests for information through the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) must be submitted to the SCDMV Strategic Communications and Community Affairs Office. Media requests for SCDMV records, such as driving records, title histories and accident reports, must also be submitted to the SCDMV Strategic Communications and Community Affairs Office. The Driver Privacy Protection Act prevents the release of personal information contained in SCDMV records. Without proper authorization, all personal information contained in SCDMV records will be redacted.

All FOIA requests must be made in writing and may be submitted in person, by mail or by fax. SCDMV does not accept FOIA requests by email:

SCDMV Strategic Communications and Community Affairs Office
Post Office Box 1498
Blythewood, South Carolina 29016-0009
Telephone: (803) 896-8198
Fax: (803) 896-5618
Email: dmvcommunications@scdmv.net

Please Note: If you have questions regarding driver or vehicle services, please call the SCDMV Contact Center at (803) 896-5000 or email help@scdmvonline.com.

When submitting a FOIA request, please include the following:

  • A statement indicating that you are making the request under the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act. (Note that the federal Freedom of Information Act only applies to federal agencies and does not apply to requests for state documents.)
  • A clear description of the type of data you are requesting.
  • The name and telephone number of a contact person.

Information protected under the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act of 1994 or other confidential information that is exempt under the law will not be released. As allowed by Code Section 30-4-30(b), SCDMV will collect fees for employee search time and reproduction costs.

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