How To Replace Your South Carolina Drivers License

If your South Carolina drivers license has been lost, stolen or destroyed, you'll need to get it replaced immediately. We offer links to resources that will save you time and get you going in the right direction. Select from the options below to get started.

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1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

Application assistance services can simplify the process for many DMV related services for a fee, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips, trends, legislative updates and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.

2: By mail

Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the DMV in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DMV.

3: Via a DMV office

If your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at your local DMV office. Varying DMV offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DMV closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your DMV allows you to make a personal appointment.

Replacing Your South Carolina Drivers License

Looking to replace your drivers license in South Carolina? There are a couple of ways you can go about this to get a new license if yours has been lost, stolen, or damaged. Don’t wait to replace your license with a duplicate copy; make sure you do this as soon as possible.

You can replace online as long as you meet the requirements. Click here to receive your forms and checklist.

  • Replacements of the new design aren’t yet available online.
  • You cannot replace you license online if you have any suspensions or other issues with your current license.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • You must use a credit card to pay for the transaction.
  • Pay $10 for the duplicate

In Person

Consult this link for a list of required documents.

What You Need to Prove:

  • Name and Date of Birth
  • Prove Social Security Number
  • Prove Citizenship
  • Prove Residency

What is an Adult Drivers License?

In some states, the layout of your drivers license may change when you reach a certain age. It is possible for your license to switch from a vertical design to a horizontal card once you turn 21. You may want to seek out a duplicate or replacement adult drivers license when you reach the age of 21.

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