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.