Appointments required to complete transactions at SCDMV offices beginning Monday, April 6
Beginning Monday, April 6, 2020, you will need to have an appointment to complete transactions at branch offices of the SC Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV).
SCDMV will administer motorcycle skills testing at branch offices where the service was previously offered, and a limited number of road tests will be offered for commercial motor vehicle drivers looking to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) by appointment only.
Non-commercial passenger vehicle road tests remain suspended indefinitely.
The DMV will offer CDL road tests at specific locations by appointment only, using volunteer examiners. SCDMV will offer CDL road test appointments as long as volunteer examiners are able to support. Customers in urgent need of a CDL road test should schedule a CDL appointment on the SCDMV website.
“We understand the importance of commercial trucking to our state and our nation, and we are doing what we can to keep truckers on the road to deliver vital supplies,” said SCDMV Executive Director Kevin Shwedo. “Our ability to license commercial motor vehicle drivers impacts everything we do, from getting gasoline delivered to putting products on shelves in groceries stores.”
The new appointment system takes effect April 6, 2020, and all SCDMV customers who want to conduct transactions in person will need to schedule an appointment before they arrive. A link to the new reservation system is available on the SCDMV webpage.
Customers will be able to schedule appointments up to two weeks in advance. An SCDMV employee will attempt to make contact with customers before their scheduled appointment time to confirm documents required for their appointment and to see if the customer’s transaction can be accomplished online at SCDMVonline.com. Customers without internet access may call 803-896-5000 to schedule an appointment at a branch office.
“We are implementing an appointment reservation system that will benefit our customers greatly by guaranteeing them a time with one of our customer service representatives,” said SCDMV Director of Branch Services Courtney Saxon. “This will eliminate lines and waiting at our branch offices which will assist employees and customers in adhering to social distancing recommendations.”
The SCDMV also wants to remind customers that the official website for the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles is SCDMVonline.com. Any other website may be fraudulent or may require customers to pay additional fees for DMV related services.
Beginning Monday, April 6, 2020 the SCDMV will adjust days of operations at ALL Branch Office locations. In order to better serve customers the SCDMV will consolidate employees at offices that offer the greatest number of SCDMV services.
The SCDMV will reduce the number of offices that are open but will maintain operations in at least one office in each county. Offices providing the most services and with the highest transaction volumes will be open three days per week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Other offices will be open two days per week on Monday and Friday and some offices will be open only on Wednesdays each week. A complete list of offices with the days they are open can be found below or at SCDMVonline.com.
Open Monday Wednesday & Friday
Columbia – Shop Road
Charleston – Orleans Road
Myrtle Beach – 21st Avenue
Greenville – Saluda Dam
Open Monday & Friday
Branch Offices temporarily closed as of April 6, 2020
Columbia – O’Neil Court
Charleston – Leeds Avenue
Spartanburg – Southport
Spartanburg – Fairforest
N. Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach Commons
Greenville – University Ridge