South Carolina License Plates

The Sunrise License Plate

When you title and register your vehicle in South Carolina, you will usually receive the "Sunrise" license plate. However, SCDMV has many plates to choose from and some are available online. Take at look a the Vehicle License Plate Categories to see if there's a special plate for you.

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Vehicle License Plate Categories

Redesigned License Plates

On May 1, 2015, the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will begin issuing redesigned license plates to comply with South Carolina Code of Laws 56-3-8000 (b) and 56-3-8100 (c), which require a basic design for all license plates. DMV will make the changes in phases until all license plates have been transitioned, but the process will begin with specialty license plates.

During the initial phase, certain specialty license plates with vehicle registrations that are processed by DMV before May 1, 2015 will receive the current version of the license plate. If the vehicle registration is processed on or after the May 1 deadline, they will receive the redesigned license plate. DMV renews vehicle registrations every two years. If it is not time for the biennial registration to be paid, customers will receive a sticker for their license plate. Customers are not required to turn in older versions of their specialty license plates.

The new plates were designed in conjunction with law enforcement officials to provide maximum visibility. The license plate is white with a blue line at the top, above the name of the plate. A red line is below the name of the plate and the emblem is located on the left side of the plate. DMV is working with sponsoring organizations to ensure all plate designs meet both the law and the organizations preferences.

COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY PLATES
BENEDICT COLLEGE
ANDERSON COLLEGE
ALLEN UNIVERSITY
THE CITADEL
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON
COLUMBIA COLLEGE
COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
CLAFLIN COLLEGE
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY
S.C. STATE UNIVERSITY
ERSKINE COLLEGE
FRANCIS MARION UNIVERSITY
FURMAN UNIVERSITY
BOB JONES UNIVERSITY
LANDER UNIVERSITY
LIMESTONE COLLEGE
WOFFORD COLLEGE
MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SC
MORRIS COLLEGE
SOUTHERN WESLEYAN
NEWBERRY COLLEGE
NORTH GREENVILLE UNIVERSITY
PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE
COKER COLLEGE
CONVERSE COLLEGE
CLEMSON UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
VOORHEES COLLEGE
WINTHROP UNIVERSITY

LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

COUNTY COUNCIL

SC COUNTY CORONER

CITY COUNCIL

MAYOR

COUTY VETERANS OFFICER

 

SPECIALTY VEHICLES

AMATEUR RADIO

EMERGENCY MEDICAL

FIREFIGHTER

PERMANENT TRAILER

TRUCK ANNUAL

TRUCK BIENNIAL

VOLUNTEER FIREMAN

 

STATE OFFICIAL

FORMER MEMBER GENERAL ASSEMBLY

RETIRED JUDICIAL OFFICER

FORMER MEMBER US CONGRESS

 

MILITARY

ARMED FORCES RETIRED

DISABLED VETERAN

DISABLED VETERAN MOTORCYCLE

HANDICAPED VETERAN

KOREAN WAR VETERAN

NATIOANL GUARD

PURPLE HEART

PURPLE HEART 3RD PLATE

PURPLE HEART MOTORCYCLE

PURPLE HEART DISABLED

PRISONER OF WAR

US MILITARY RESERVES

VETERAN

VETERAN DISABLED

VETEAN MOTORCYCLE

VETERAN WHEELCHAIR

VIETNAM VETERAN

WWII VETERAN

 

REGULAR PLATES

MOTORCYCLE


 

 

 

 

 

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