Beginning Monday, November 19, 2018, moped owners or operators must have their moped registered with the SCDMV to drive it legally on any state road. This comes as a result of Act 89 signed into law by Governor Henry McMaster in May 2017. Moped owners may visit any SCDMV branch beginning Thursday, November 1, 2018 to register their moped.
Full services are coming to the Market Common! The SCDMV branch at 1330 Howard Parkway in Myrtle Beach will offer additional transactions and counters for customers to complete their business with the agency beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 3, 2018.
Due to traffic concerns in the area, the North Augusta branch on Ascauga Lake Road will not offer commercial driver's license (CDL) road tests nor pre-trip inspections on Friday, October 5, 2018.
Due to building damage, the SCDMV's Conway branch will not open on Monday, September 17, 2018.
The SCDMV will implement the following procedure for completing multiple transactions for dealer and business customers visiting the Charleston - Leeds Avenue branch. This procedure will become effective on Monday, August 27, 2018.
The SCDMV has unveiled a guide for parents and guardians who are teaching their children how to drive. The Parent’s Supervised Driving Program, or PSDP, introduces new drivers to weekly lessons behind the wheel as they prepare for their driving test after holding a beginner’s permit for 180 days.
Beginning in July, the six SCDMV Saturday offices will transition from opening every Saturday to two Saturdays a month until further notice. The agency’s six Saturday offices followed this operating schedule prior to January 2018 when they started opening every Saturday to prepare for and issue REAL ID driver’s licenses and identification cards.
The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) applied for funding under the Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) grant program. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administers the funding that will go towards the purchase of hurricane shutters for some SCDMV branches on the South Carolina coast.
The SCDMV office, commonly referred to as “Ashley Oaks,” at 1119-K Wappoo Road in Charleston will permanently close on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
After the most extensive renovation and expansion in the SCDMV Florence branch’s more than 35-year history, the 3102 East Palmetto Street office will reopen to the public on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.
The SCDMV will hold the 2018 Driver Suspension Eligibility Week statewide for drivers with licenses suspended for various reasons April 16 – 20, 2018.
Governor Henry McMaster was joined Wednesday, February 28 by SCDMV Director Kevin Shwedo to announce that South Carolina’s new driver’s licenses and identification cards, including those compliant with the federal REAL ID Act of 2005, are now available for purchase SCDMV branches statewide.
You can now include personalized names, messages, or slogans on your favorite university's license plate for your regular vehicles.
As South Carolina experiences below normal temperatures, you're reminded that all state offices, including the SCDMV, follow the direction of the county in which that office is located during closings for inclement weather.
The SCDMV is extending its Saturday hours in preparation for the state’s new driver’s licenses and identification cards, including REAL IDs, next year. Beginning Saturday, January 6, 2018, the six offices that currently operate two Saturdays a month from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. will open for two Saturdays a month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for limited services.
The SCDMV branch on East Palmetto Street in Florence will close for the fall once business ends on Friday, October 20, 2017. A temporary location will open a few miles away, but the Florence branch will not re-open until extensive renovations are complete.
The SCDMV is pleased to announce a more convenient way for South Carolina residents to do business with the agency. Most South Carolinians who have a regular (Class D, E, F, M, or any combination of the four) driver’s license, whose driving privileges are in good standing, may renew their license from the comfort of home.
During the afternoon of Monday, August 21, 2017, many parts of South Carolina will experience some of the longest periods of darkness during the total solar eclipse. The SCDMV wants to make sure you're safe and its employees are safe during this historic event.
Beginning July 1, 2017, people who purchase vehicles in South Carolina will owe a new type of fee instead of paying a sales tax. Due to legislation commonly referred to as the Roads Bill, if you buy or lease a vehicle, trailer, semi-trailer, or other automobile on and after July 1, 2017 that will be titled and/or registered in this state, you will owe an Infrastructure Maintenance Fee instead of sales tax.
Governor Henry McMaster's signature on House Bill 3358 means South Carolinians can use their current, valid driver's license or identification card to enter federal buildings or visit military bases until October of 2017.
The SCDMV will hold the 2017 Driver Suspension Eligibility Week for drivers with licenses suspended for various reasons March 13–17, 2017. During the week, if you're licensed in South Carolina, and lost your driving privileges for applicable suspensions, you may be able to reduce or clear the remaining time of your suspension.
As of January 1, 2016, charter buses that travel across state lines will be required to get an apportioned bus plate (BC plate) or trip permits before crossing state lines. Charter buses will also need the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) license and fuel decal or get fuel permits before crossing state lines.
The SCDMV now accepts Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) skills test certificates as proof of your ability to operate and drive a motorcycle. The certificate may eliminate your need for a skills test at an SCDMV branch.