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What is the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV)?

The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles is a department that is responsible for issuing drivers licenses, registering vehicles, and performing vehicle inspections.

The SCDMV is located at 1401 Gervais Street in Columbia, SC. The office hours are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday.

Schedule South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles Appointment

The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) is a state-owned department that provides services to the citizens of South Carolina. This includes issuing driver licenses, vehicle registration and titles, and identification cards.

The SCDMV offers two ways for you to schedule an appointment to get your driver’s license:

  • Online: You can use the SCDMV website or their mobile app to schedule your appointment. You will need your driver’s license number and the last four digits of your Social Security number for this method. You can also choose from a list of available dates and times in the future or you can have an appointment scheduled for you on a specific date at a specific time.
  • By phone

How to Get a Driver’s License in South Carolina?

In South Carolina, you need to be at least 16 years old to get a driver’s license. You must have a valid Social Security number or proof of ineligibility. You must also be able to read and write English sufficiently enough to understand highway signs.

Applicants for a driver’s license in South Carolina are required to take and pass the following tests:

  • Written test: applicants must correctly answer at least 80% of the questions on the written test within 2 hours without any time extensions
  • Road skills test: applicants must demonstrate their ability to operate a vehicle safely by passing the road skills test
  • Vision screening: applicants will be screened for visual acuity and color blindness by measuring their visual acuity through an eye chart, red/green/blue color blindness

How to Renew Your Driver’s License in SC?

If you are looking for ways to renew your driver’s license in South Carolina, here are a few steps and tips.

  1. Go to the SCDMV website and select “renew driver license” on the home page.
  2. If you have a paper form, print it out and fill it out with a blue or black pen only. You will need to sign it at the end of the form as well as provide your thumbprint in black ink on the backside of one of the copies.
  3. Go to the DMV office with all required documents including your current driver’s license or ID card, proof of identification, Social Security card or number, and payment for renewal fee (cashier’s check or money order). You can also pay online if you have an online account with DMV

How to Replace a Lost or Stolen Driver’s License in SC?

In South Carolina, you are required to have a valid driver’s license to drive. If your license is lost or stolen, you will need to replace it as soon as possible. You can replace your lost or stolen drivers license in SC by following these steps:

  1. Contact the DMV and request an application for a replacement driver’s license.
  2. Fill out the application and submit it with payment of $10 fee.
  3. Provide proof of identity, such as a passport or birth certificate, when you go to the DMV for your new card.