SCDMV goes to appointments online and resumes some services

Beginning Monday, April 6, 2020, the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) will resume administering motorcycle skills testing at branch offices where the service was previously offered. Motorcycle skills test will be by appointment only. Non-commercial passenger vehicle road tests remain suspended indefinitely.

Also beginning Monday, April 6, 2020, the SCDMV will resume administering a limited number of road tests for commercial motor vehicle drivers looking to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL).  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.” 

 

SCDMV transitioning to appointment only

 

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 will be available on the SCDMV webpage at SCDMVonline.com beginning Wednesday, April 1, 2020. 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.

 

Changes to SCDMV Branch Office Operations

 

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. 

 

New days of operation starting April 6, 2020

 

Open Monday Wednesday & FridayColumbia – Shop Road

Charleston – Orleans Road

Ladson 

Greer

Lexington

Rock Hill

Myrtle Beach – 21st Avenue

Greenville – Saluda Dam

Anderson

Florence

Sumter

Bluffton

N. Augusta

Open Monday & FridaySeneca

Pickens

Orangeburg

Greenwood

Lancaster

Georgetown

Gaffney

Camden

Darlington

Laurens

Chester

Walterboro

St. George

Chesterfield

Ridgeland

Open WednesdayNewberry

Dillon

Marion

Bennettsville

Manning

Kingstree

Bishopville

Union

Winnsboro

Barnwell

Edgefield

Hampton

St. Matthews

Abbeville

Bamberg

Saluda

McCormick

Allendale

 

Branch Offices Temporarily Closed as of April 6, 2020

 

Columbia – O’Neil CourtBlythewood

Irmo

Charleston – Leeds Avenue

Mount Pleasant

Moncks Corner

Spartanburg – Southport

Spartanburg – Fairforest

Woodruff

Batesburg

Fort MillConway

N. Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach Commons

Greenville – University Ridge

Fountain Inn

Belton

Lake City

Beaufort

Aiken

 

5 Comments

  1. Shanna Bodiford on April 8, 2020 at 5:34 am

    Is there any places doing a road test for new drivers?

  2. Melinda Driggers on April 24, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    I need to get a copy of my id

  3. Linda Garner on May 11, 2020 at 7:19 am

    I need form for lost title. I’ve called for appts but never confirmed. I been trying 4 weeks.

  4. Larry Kunselman on May 14, 2020 at 8:09 am

    Confirm my appointment on tuesday the 19 belton office 845 or call me at 864 245 2916. Please advise

  5. Irwin McCullough on May 18, 2020 at 2:51 pm

    If u already made a app and forgot the date. How can u ck it

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