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South Carolina Vehicle Registration Renewal

Renew South Carolina Vehicle Registration

Registration fees are due annually in South Carolina. There are a few different ways to renew a vehicle registration in South Carolina. The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) allows customers to renew their registrations:

  • Online.
  • By mail.
  • In person.

Before renewing your registration, you must pay taxes to your county treasurer. This process may vary depending on your county of residence. Certain counties may allow you to pay your taxes and renew at the same time in person or on the county treasurer’s website.

Renew SC Vehicle Registration Online

To renew a vehicle registration online, first make sure your correct address is listed on your current registration. If it is not, update your address before proceeding.

To renew your registration, visit the SC DMV online portal and provide:

  • Your license plate number.
  • Insurance policy information.
  • Credit card information for payment. The DMV accepts:
    • Visa.
    • MasterCard.
    • Discover.

Renew South Carolina Car Registration by Mail

If you received your registration renewal notice in the mail, you may be able to renew your registration by mail by following the instructions provided on the notice. 

  1. Complete the included registration renewal form.
  2. Provide payment for the applicable fee.
  3. Mail your items to the address provided.

Renew SC Registration in Person

Renewal requirements may vary depending on your county of residence. At your county treasurer’s office, you may be asked to provide your:

  • Vehicle identification number (VIN).
  • Proof of vehicle inspection.
  • Proof of insurance.
  • Payment for the applicable registration fees.

SC Registration Fees

NOTE: Your local county treasurer may require additional fees.

  • Passenger cars: $40.
  • Electric vehicles: $120.
  • Hybrid vehicles: $60.
  • Motorcycle/Moped: $10.

Visit the SC DMV website for a complete list of vehicle types and registration costs.