Renew Registration in South Carolina

Need to renew your South Carolina car registration? We've collected helpful information that will save you some time, and we offer links to resources that will 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.

Renewing Your South Carolina Vehicle Registration

South Carolina vehicle registration is an easy process, as you are given option of renewing in person, online or via mail.

South Carolina allows some drivers to renew their registration online, provided that they meet the certain state requirements. Before you register online, make sure your property taxes were paid to the correct county, and that you have proof of insurance your license plate number, and a credit card to pay the required fees listed on the renewal notice.

To renew your tag in-person, find your local DMV office in the state of South Carolina. You will also be required to present your renewal notice/tax bill, adequate ID and payment for the required fees

You are only eligible to renew your tag by mail if you’re out of state or can’t make it into an office. To renew by mail, follow the instructions on your renewal notice/tax bill and mail the form and required fees to the address listed.