Change of Name on South Carolina Car Registration

Have you recently gotten married, divorced, or had to change your legal name? The South Carolina DMV recommends that you change the name on your SC car registration as soon as possible. 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.

Name Change On South Carolina Car Registration

When your name changes due to your marital status or other factors, there are certain procedures to be followed in South Carolina. State law requires you to change your name on department records within 10 days of your actual name change. When you change your name or address with the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), all your vehicle and driver records will be updated. Visit a DMV office near you and complete Form 4057. Bring a copy of your change of name proof, such as a marriage certificate, divorce decree or other. You cannot change your name by mail or online.

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