Starting Monday, April 6, 2020, you will need to have an appointment to complete transactions at SCDMV branch offices.Appointment scheduler
There are many different types of suspensions. If you have specific questions, call 803-896-5000 or visit an SCDMV branch.
If you have a South Carolina driver's license and owe reinstatement fees, you may pay them online. A $100 reinstatement fee is required for each suspension unless another amount is required.
If you owe more than $300 in reinstatement fees, you may be eligible for the payment plan. You must qualify and follow all payment plan rules.
Provisional Driver's License
If your driving privileges are suspended for first offense driving under the influence (DUI) or an unlawful alcohol concentration (DUAC), you may be eligible for a six month provisional driver's license as long as you meet all of these requirements, based on when the violation happened.
Route Restricted Driver's License
If you are not a US citizens, you are not eligible for this license unless you have permanent resident alien status.
If you receive a route restricted license, you may drive a regular, non-commercial vehicle during the activities below:
Your route restricted license is valid for the length of the suspension.
You may only receive one route restricted license once in your lifetime. The suspensions below are eligible for this license:
If you've been suspended for not paying child support or driving under suspension (1st or 2nd offense within five-years), you may be eligible for more than one route restricted license in your lifetime.
To apply for a route restricted license complete the Application for a Route Restricted Driver's License (SCDMV Form DL-127) and mail it to the address below:
PO Box 1498
Blythewood, SC 29016-0028
If your application is approved, a route restricted license costs $100.
Temporary Alcohol License
You may be eligible for a temporary alcohol license (TAL) if you have one of the following suspension and have filed for an administrative hearing:
While the results of your hearing are pending, you may receive a TAL for $100.
You will be able to use your TAL until the SCDMV receiving the results of the hearing.
If your suspension is sustained or continues to be in place, you must return the TAL to an SCDMV branch. You may be eligible for a route restricted driver's license (see above).
If your suspension is overturned, you must return the TAL. You will be able to apply for your regular license.