Frequently Asked Questions
Trucking Portal FAQ'S
What do I do after I have completed my IRP Renewal online?
|Email your stamped paid 2290, signed MC-7 form and IRP-9 (if applicable) to MCSHQ@SCDMV.NET||What proofs are acceptable?||All Acceptable proofs are located on the IRP-8 and IFTA-13 forms.|
|How do I renew my IRP Account?||Login to your Motor Carrier Services web portal.
Application>IRP, Supplement>Renewal OR
Go to a Branch Office
|How do I apply for an IRP and/or IFTA Account?||Visit the New Accounts page|
|How do I send my supporting documents for my IRP Renewal?||You can send your stamp paid 2290, signed MC-7 form and IRP-9 (if applicable) to MCSHQ@SCDMV.NET||How long before my application will be reviewed?||Motor Carrier Services has up to 5 business days to review your submitted application.|
|What is the IRP-9? Do I need it?||
The IRP-9 is an operational lease agreement between yourself (Lessee) and the carrier whose USDOT# you will use (Lessor).
If you are running under your own authority (USDOT#) then you do not need this form.
|What do I do after my account is approved?||You can go into a Motor Carrier Services branch office to pay your IRP Invoice to receive your plate and/or decal the same day.
If you applied to become a web user MC-26, you can pay your invoice online. Your plate and/or decal will be mailed.
You can mail your payment to the Blythewood Headquarters office. Your plate and/or decal will be mailed.
|How do I change from a registrant to a carrier?||You will take the form IRP Schedule C and your letter from the IRS with your assigned USDOT# to a Motor Carrier Services branch office to have your account updated.
This will charge $1 per updated cab card.
|What proofs are accepted for an Individual Account?||Any 3 proofs of residency in the individuals name who is applying for the account|
|How do I close my account?||You will submit the IRP Schedule C to delete your vehicle. At the top of this form, you will need to write “I wish to close my account”.
You will only be eligible to close your account once all fees have been paid.
|What proofs are required for a Business Account?||Articles of incorporation are required if you are opening a business account.|
|Will my newly added vehicle be prorated?||
Yes. You will be invoiced from the date you add the vehicle into your fleet up until the account expires.
|I have an Out of State Driver License. Can I apply for an IRP and/or IFTA Account in South Carolina?||You must have a physical business location that is a brick-and-mortar building, open during normal business hours, staffed and records will be available at any time if an auditor was sent out.
You must have 3 proofs of residency at the business location in the business name
You must have foreign articles of incorporation filed with the South Carolina Secretary of States office.
|My plate is lost/stolen/damaged. How do I replace it?||Login to your web account. Application>IRP Supplement>Replace Plate.
You can take the SCDMV Form 452-A into a Motor Carrier Services branch office to have the plate replaced same day.
Each plate replacement will charge $6.
|Can I go into a Branch Office to open my IRP and/or IFTA Account?||New Accounts can only be opened online through our new account portal.|
|Where do I pay my Heavy Highway Use Tax (2290)?||You pay your 2290 with the IRS. Go to www.IRS.GOV for more information.||
|How much does an apportioned plate cost?||There is no set fee for an apportioned plate. This plate is based off the vehicles year, make, model, Gross Vehicle Weight, depreciation value and your Road Use Fee.||What is Certificate of Compliance? Do I need this?||This is for Carriers hauling for hire from one point of SC to the other.|
|Why can’t I split my Renewal Payment?||You are only eligible to split your Road Use Fee payment into 4 quarterly payments when you process your renewal online.||
|Why am I being charged a penalty?||SCDMV allows up to 45 days for you to register your vehicle. If you do not get your vehicle registered in this time frame Late registration penalties are as follows per vehicle:
1st 14 Days - $10
15-30 Days - $25
31-90 Days - $50
Over 90 Days - $75
|What is UCR? Do I have to pay it?||Unified Carrier Registration. This is for everyone with an active USDOT# marked for interstate. UCR is biased on the USDOT# being active or not. Not if you have used it.|
|Where do I pay my UCR?||www.UCR.gov|
|What do I do after I have completed my IFTA Renewal online?||You will need to email your MC-7 and vehicle listing to MCSHQ@SCDMV.NET.||
|How do I renew my IFTA Account?||Login to your web account. Application>IFTA Supplement>Renew Fleet.
Go into a Motor Carrier Services Branch Office to receive your new year decal the same day.
|What is needed to title my vehicle for my IRP Account?||You will need the physical title signed over to you as a buyer, SCDMV Form 400 and a check/money order.
Title fee is $15.
For a sale, you will be charged 5% of the sale price.
For New SC residence (own your vehicle in another state and bring it to SC) you will be charged $250.
|How do I send my supporting documents for my IFTA Renewal?||You will need to email your MC-7 and vehicle listing to MCSHQ@SCDMV.NET.||
|How do I close my account?||All tax returns that are owed must be paid.
On the IFTA-3 you will need to check the box that states you wish to close your account.
|What is the difference between foreign and domestic articles?||Domestic Articles mean your business originated in the state of South Carolina and you live here.
Foreign Articles mean your business originated elsewhere but you also have a business operation in South Carolina.
|When are my tax returns due?||
o Quarter 1 – April 1
|How do I amend my articles of incorporation?||You will need to contact the Secretary of State's Office.|
|What is a vehicle listing?||A complete listing of all vehicles being renewed.
This list must include the vehicles year, make, model, VIN# and Plate#.
Any vehicles that receive stickers that are not in the SC IRP Account, the Out of State cab card showing the USDOT# must be submitted for a sticker to be issued.
|How do I change my address/name on my account?||You will bring three proofs of residency (either in the new name or at the new address) to a motor carrier services branch office along with the SCDMV Form 4057 to have this information updated.
This will charge $1 per registration being updated.
|Why am I being charged a penalty?||Tax Returns that are not submitted by their respective due dates will be charged a late penalty of $50 or 10% of the total tax return. Whichever is greater.||I’m locked out of my web account. What do I do?
||Use the forgot password link to reset your password.
Contact motor carrier services helpdesk to have the account unlocked.