Change My Address or Name
How do I change my address?
If you have an SC issued beginner's permit, driver's license, or identification card, and have moved within the state, you may change your SC address online, at an SCDMV branch, or by mail.
You must change your name or address within ten days of the actual change. When you change your name or address with the SCDMV, all of your vehicle and driver records automatically update and new vehicle registration cards will be mailed to you.
It is free to update your address online. You don't have to get a new permit, license, or ID card, but you may buy one if you're interested.
Please note that changing your address with the SCDMV does not automatically update your address with the South Carolina Election Commission. You will be prompted to go the SC Election Commission webpage to update your SC address which may change your voting precinct.
Change my address
If you're visiting a branch to update your information, consider bringing all required documents to buy a REAL ID. To find a complete list of accepted documents, view the United States Citizens' Checklist (SCDMV Form MV-93). International customers should view the International Customers' Checklist (SCDMV Form MV-94).To change your address in person, you may visit any SCDMV branch.
If you change your address by mail, you must complete the Application for Name and/or Address Change (SCDMV Form 4057) and mail it to the address on the bottom of the form.
How do I change my name?
You may change your name at an SCDMV branch and buy a new beginner's permit, driver's license, or identification card if you do all of the following:
- Complete the Application for Name and/or Address Change (SCDMV Form 4057)
- Complete the Application for a Driver's License, Beginner's Permit, or Identification Card (SCDMV Form 447-NC)
- Present proper documentation
You must change your name with the Social Security Administration at least 48 hours before visiting the SCDMV to change your name.
The proper documentation includes any of the following:
- Marriage license
- Court order (issued by your county's family court)
It's $10 for a new license that reflects your updated name unless you're interested in a REAL ID. Your first REAL ID is $25 since it's considered renewing your license. You must have all required documents to purchase a REAL ID to be eligible for this card.
You only have one opportunity to change your name when you get married. You may not change your name again to a different variation of your married name without a court order.