May 23, 2022

REAL ID Deadline is Less Than One Year Away

Beginning May 3, 2023, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will require federally approved identification, such as a REAL ID driver’s license or identification card, to board a flight within the United States or access certain federal facilities. Other federally approved forms of identification include a valid passport or military identification card. You must still have a valid US Passport or Passport Card to travel internationally.

August 24, 2021

SCDMV Skills Tests Updates 2021

The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) is changing how it offers regular driver's license (Class D) road tests in light of rising numbers of coronavirus cases across the state. Beginning Wednesday, August 25, 2021, masks are required for both applicants and examiners during all road and skills tests. This mask requirement is for non-commercial and commercial skills tests where an applicant and an examiner are co-located in a vehicle.

May 07, 2021

SCDMV Resumes Walk-in Approach

Due to the substantial increase in customer volume we are seeing at branch offices resulting from vaccinations and easing of COVID-19 restrictions, we are transitioning to a walk-in approach to better serve customers’ needs. The agency continues to require appointments, as it did before the COVID-19 pandemic, for CDL skills tests and regular and motorcycle license road tests. Also, dealers and business customers must comply with transaction drop-off times and limits.

April 28, 2021

Department of Homeland Security Extends REAL ID Deadline

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending the REAL ID full enforcement date to May 3, 2023, due to circumstances resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has significantly impacted states’ ability to issue REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and identification cards, with many driver’s licensing agencies still operating at limited capacity. DHS will publish an interim final rule in the coming days to effectuate this enforcement date change.

April 01, 2021

Moncks Corner Relocation

Berkeley County residents should be aware of an upcoming permanent change of location to their local South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) office. At the close of business Wednesday, June 30, 2021, the Moncks Corner SCDMV branch office at 108-B Highway 52 will permanently close. On Thursday, July 1, 2021, the relocated Moncks Corner office will open for business at the new Berkeley County Administration Building located at 1003 Highway 52. Customers will continue to receive the same services at the new Moncks Corner location as they have at the Highway 52 location.

January 04, 2021

Greenville DMV Office Change of Location

Greenville residents should be aware of an upcoming change of location to their local SCMDV branch office. At the close of business Friday, April 2, 2021, the Greenville - University Ridge Road branch office at 300 University Ridge Road will permanently close. A new SCDMV branch office will open Monday, April 5, 2021 at 122 Edgeworth Street in Greenville. Customers will continue to receive the same services at the Greenville - Edgeworth Street branch office as they did at the Greenville - University Ridge Road branch office. The new location will be more spacious and used exclusively for SCDMV business.

December 15, 2020

Odometer Exemption Requirements to Change January 1, 2021

South Carolina vehicle owners and dealers who are planning to sell or lease vehicles should be aware of an upcoming change to odometer disclosure exemptions that will go into effect on January 1, 2021. Beginning in 2021, odometer disclosures will be required on all vehicles less than twenty years old at the time of ownership transfer, affecting vehicles of model year 2011 and newer. The twenty-year period will extend from the vehicle’s date of manufacture.

September 01, 2020

Vision Test Required for License Renewal

South Carolinians must soon have their vision tested before being able to renew their driver's licenses. Beginning October 1, 2020, drivers must have vision examination results electronically submitted to the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) or have their eyes checked in person at SCDMV branches to be able to renew any type of driver's licenses. Vision tests for first-time licenses and commercial driver's licenses continue to be required.