South Carolina DMV

South Carolina DMV hours, appointments, locations, phone numbers, holidays, and services. Find the South Carolina DMV office near me.


About DMV Locations

In South Carolina, the Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) is the state agency responsible for vehicle services such as titles, registration, and license plates. It also oversees driver's licenses, state identification cards, commercial driver licenses (CDLs), dealer services, and motor carriers. SCDMV offices are located throughout the state. The services and hours of operation vary by location, so check with your local office before you visit.

To title and register a vehicle in person, you can visit an SCDMV branch. To apply for a new title or to transfer a title, you will need to complete an application, provide the vehicle mileage odometer reading, and bring any current lien information. In order to renew your registration, you will need to show proof of insurance and all property taxes must be paid.

To apply for a driver's license in South Carolina, you will need to show proof of your identity, citizenship, and date of birth. You will also need proof of your Social Security number, residency, and liability insurance. You will receive either a five-year or ten-year license, depending on your age. Five-year licenses are issued to adults over the age of 65, and ten-year licenses are for adults under the age of 65. At age 15, drivers can apply for a beginner's permit. In addition to bringing in the required documents and paying a fee, applicants for a beginner's permit must have parental consent and pass the vision and knowledge tests. After holding a beginner's permit for at least 180 days, you can apply for a conditional license. At age 16, you can apply for a special restricted license. REAL ID driver's licenses and identification cards will be available in 2018.