South Carolina DMV Change of Address Form

Moving somewhere in South Carolina? Before you cruise around the new neighborhood, add updating the Department of Motor Vehicles to your moving to-do list. In some states, you have less than 30 days to update your driving records and/or vehicle registration, so now's the time to act!

But don't worry - we've got your back. We've compiled everything you need to know about updating your driving records with your new residential or mailing address. You'll be able to head out with the car keys from the day you officially call South Carolina home.

To begin, select from the following

South Carolina Driver's License Change of Address

Do I need to notify the state of South Carolina?

Yes

Will filling out an official U.S. Postal Service Change of Address Form update my driver's license records?

No

Will the state of South Carolina issue me a new driver's license or ID card?

Yes, but you'll have to request it using the South Carolina DMV website after you change your address.

Where can I complete my driver's license change of address?

You're in luck! You can easily complete your change of address online through South Carolina's Change of Address Service website.

What will I need when I notify the DMV?

  • Your driver’s license number
  • Your social security number
  • Your date of birth

How much will it cost?

Ah, the age old question. A new licesnse will cost you $10.

When do I need to complete my driver's license change of address?

Act fast - you'll need to report your change of address within 10 days of your move.

South Carolina Vehicle Registration Change of Address Information

Do I need to notify the state of South Carolina?

Yes

Will filling out an official U.S. Postal Service Change of Address Form update my vehicle registration records?

No

Where can I complete my vehicle registration change of address?

You're in luck! You can easily complete your change of address online through South Carolina’s Change of Address System.

What will I need when I notify the DMV?

  • Your driver’s license number
  • Your social security number

When do I need to complete my vehicle registration change of address?

Don't sit on it - you'll need to report your change of address within 10 days of your move.

South Carolina Driver's License Change of Address

Do I need to get a new driver's license?

Yes

Where can I get a new driver's license?

We hate to say it, but you'll need to visit the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles. Unfortunately, services are not available online.

What will I need?

When do I need to get a new driver's license?

Act fast - you'll need to obtain a South Carolina driver's license within 90 days of becoming a resident.

Do I need to take a driving test?

Nope. Save your real driving skills for the road. You will, however, have to pass a vision exam.

Is there a fee?

Ah, the age old question. South Carolina charges a $25 driver license fee.

South Carolina Vehicle Registration Change of Address Information

Do I need to register my vehicle?

Yes

Where can I register my vehicle?

You'll need to register your vehicle by mail:

South Carolina DMV
P.O. Box 1498
10311 Wilson Blvd
Blythewood, SC 29016

What will I need?

  • Paid Vehicle Property Tax Receipt from your old county
  • Your application for certificate of title
  • Your out-of-state vehicle title and registration
  • The name of your liability insurace company

When do I need to register my vehicle?

Don't sit on it - you'll need to register your vehicle within 45 days of becoming a resident.

Is there a fee?

We don't fault you for asking. Visit the License Fee Schedule page for more information.

Is an emission test required?

No.

Is proof of liability insurance required?

Yes. Visit South Carolina’s Insurance Requirements website for more information.

South Carolina Driver's License Change of Address

Do I need to notify the state of South Carolina?

No. When you receive a license from your new state, South Carolina will automatically cancel your driver's license.

South Carolina Vehicle Registration Change of Address Information

Do I need to notify the state of South Carolina?

No

Where can I complete my vehicle registration change of address?

Alas, services are not available online. You can complete your change of address by mail:

South Carolina DMV
P.O. Box 1498
Blythewood, SC 29016-0019

What will I need?

  • Your old license plates

Do I need to return my license plates?

You'll need to return your plates prior to canceling your vehicle's insurance coverage. Unfortunately, you won't be able to save them for the grandkids.

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