South Carolina and federal law dictate that motor vehicle and driver’s license records maintained by the SCDMV may be disclosed in certain situations. The Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) keeps your personal information safe by limiting the circumstances under which the SCDMV can release this information.

The DPPA limits the public’s access to your photograph, social security number, driver’s license number, name, address, phone number, and medical or disability information. The DPPA does not protect against information gathered through collision reports, traffic tickets, or your current license status.

Specific organizations, businesses, people, and government agencies will have access to personal information for limited and very specific use.

The SCDMV will provide additional information on its privacy policy if requested.  If you have further questions, comments, or complaints about the agency’s privacy policy or policy compliance, you may contact the Privacy Office


Due to possible legislative changes at the federal and state level and SCDMV policy, the information on this website may not always be current. The SCDMV will make every effort to incorporate any changes as soon as possible.