If you are 15, you may apply for a moped operator's, or Class G, license by taking the vision and knowledge test at any SCDMV branch. South Carolina does not require a skills test for moped applicants. You must have a valid driver's license or moped license to drive a moped. Additionally, your moped must be registered.

If you are 16 or older with a moped license, you may drive a moped alone at any time.

Anyone younger than 16 with a moped license may operate a moped:

  • Alone only during daylight hours; and
  • During nighttime hours when with a licensed driver who is 21 or older and has at least one year of driving experience. That driver must be a passenger on the moped or within a safe viewing distance of the moped driver when operating the moped.

A moped license costs $25 and is valid for eight years.

Find an SCDMV branch

You must present the correct documents that prove your identity to receive a moped license. You can find a complete list of accepted documents on the United States Citizens' Checklist (SCDMV Form MV-93) and the International Customers' Checklist (SCDMV Form MV-94). If you are under 18, do all of the following:

If you are 18 or older, do all of the following: