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South Carolina DMV Resource Links & FAQs

Here you’ll find everything you need to prepare for your tests and tasks with the South Carolina DMV.

Driver’s license and vehicle tasks are completed with the Department of Motor Vehicles. The official website for the South Carolina DMV is:

Online Services at the South Carolina DMV

If you can avoid a trip to your local DMV office, you’re in luck. The South Carolina DMV offers the following services online:

  • Renew your license.
  • Change your address.
  • Renew your registration.

Visit to set up an online account and complete your driver’s license and vehicle tasks online.

South Carolina Driver’s Licenses & Learner’s Permits is designed to help you prepare for and pass your DMV written tests – all for free!

We want you to focus on studying and being a safe driver. We don’t think you should pay extra for this.

South Carolina DMV Practice Tests

South Carolina DMV Permit Practice Test

Road Signs & Traffic Signals Practice Test

Free South Carolina DMV Cheat Sheets & Study Guides (Including Free PDF Print-Outs)

We also provide overviews of the steps you’ll need to take at the DMV, so you can be better prepared and know what to expect when it comes time to make a visit to your local office or complete a task online or through the mail. You’ll also find tips and guides designed to help make you the most knowledgeable driver and vehicle owner as possible.

How to Get a Driver’s License in South Carolina

Driver’s Education in South Carolina

REAL ID Identification Requirements at the DMV

Driver’s License for Undocumented Immigrants

Driving Safety Topics: Distracted Driving, Defensive Driving, DUI, Seat Belt Laws, and More!

South Carolina Motorcycle License & CDL

Are you interested in obtaining other types of driver’s licenses and endorsements in South Carolina? has you covered!

South Carolina Motorcycle License Practice Tests & Application Requirements

South Carolina Motorcycle Written Exam Simulation

Free CDL Practice Tests & Guides

South Carolina Car Registration & Title

After you get your driver’s license, you’re going to need something to drive, right? We’ve got the information you’ll need to get started.

South Carolina Car Registration & Title Information

Smog Check & Vehicle Inspection Requirements

Car Insurance Requirements

Vehicle History Reports

Free Bill of Sale Form

South Carolina License & Registration FAQs

What documents do I need to get a South Carolina driver’s license?

You’ll need proof of your identity, age, residency, and Social Security Number.

How do I renew my driver’s license in South Carolina?

You can renew online, by mail, or in person.

How long do I have to renew my South Carolina driver’s license after it expires?

You have 9 months to renew an expired license without having to retake your tests. However, you are not allowed to drive with an expired license.

Do I need a new driver’s license when I move to South Carolina?

Yes, you need to turn in your out-of-state license.

When will I receive my South Carolina driver’s license after renewing or replacing it?

You should receive it within about 1-3 weeks.

Can I get a copy of my South Carolina registration online?

Yes, you can.

How do I renew my car registration in South Carolina?

You can renew online or in person.

Can I renew my car registration online in South Carolina?

Yes, you can renew online.

What happens if my South Carolina car registration is expired?

You may be charged a late fee.

When will I receive my South Carolina car registration and license plate stickers/tabs after I renew or replace them?

You should receive your updated registration documents and stickers within a few weeks.

How much of my South Carolina car registration is tax deductible?

You can deduct your car registration fees from your federal income taxes if a portion of your registration is based on the vehicle’s value. Refer to your registration documents for details.

Do I need to register my vehicle when moving to South Carolina?

Yes, you’ll have 45 days to do so.

South Carolina DMV Office Locations & Appointments

Sometimes there’s nothing you can do to avoid a trip to the DMV.

Use the South Carolina office finder to locate DMVs near you:

Here you’ll be able to find:

  • Addresses and directions.
  • DMV Office Hours.
  • Holiday and Weekend Schedules.
  • Acceptable forms of payment.
  • Current wait times, if available.

Remember, if you do have to visit the South Carolina DMV, it’s always a good idea to make an appointment. This can help reduce the time you’ll need to spend there.

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