Established in 1917 by the South Carolina State Highway Commission, the agency was first named the Division of Automobile Licensing and Registration. The Department of Motor Vehicles became a separate agency from the Department of Public Safety in 2003. The Department of Motor Vehicles administers the state's motor vehicle licensing and titling laws.

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  • New account portal user guide 

    South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (South Carolina State Library, 2021-03-23)
    This document explains how to gain access to the DMV portal and use it once you gave gained access.
  • South Carolina motorcycle & moped operator's manual 

    South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles; American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (South Carolina State Library, 2012-11)
    This book is your guide to good driving. It explains the rules of the road and what the law expects of you as a driver. The purpose is to help you learn traffic-control devices, signs and pavement markings, which you must ...
  • South Carolina driver's manual : large non-commercial & recreational vehicles 

    South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (South Carolina State Library, 2019-11-13)
    This manual contains the information needed to qualify for a driver’s license for non-commercial class E and F vehicles. This manual is also a handy reference for people who currently drive a recreational vehicle (RV) or ...
  • The parent's supervised driving program : for the parents of teen drivers - a resourcet for teen licensing 

    South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (South Carolina State Library, 2018)
    Developed by Safe Roads Alliance, a non-profit dedicated to promoting safer driving through education for drivers of all ages, The Parent's Supervised Driving Program is designed to improve teen driver safety by providing ...
  • South Carolina driver's manual 

    South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (South Carolina State Library, 2019-11-13)
    This book is your guide to good driving. It explains the rules of the road and what the law expects of you as a driver. The purpose is to help you learn traffic-control devices, signs and pavement markings, which you must ...
  • Commercial driver license (CDL) third party tester's safety officer manual 

    South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (South Carolina State Library, 2019-02)
    This manual gives requirements for teaching commercial vehicle driving including requirements for safety officers and companies, duties of designated responsible persons, administrative requirements and CDL applicant requirements.
  • Commercial driver license manual South Carolina 

    South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (South Carolina State Library, 2021-08)
    This handbook gives the requirements for obtaining a commercial driver's license in South Carolina.
  • Motor carrier services manual 

    South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (South Carolina State Library, 2016-01)
    This manual has been prepared as an instructional guide with basic information regarding the International Registration Plan (IRP), International Fuel Tax Agreement and Unified Carrier Registration programs.
  • Motorcycle third party tester's safety officer manual 

    South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (South Carolina State Library, 2016-04-21)
    This manual gives requirements for teaching motorcycle driving including requirements for safety officers and companies, duties of designated responsible persons, administrative requirements and motorcycle driver applicant ...
  • Commercial driver license (CDL) third party tester's safety officer manual 

    South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (South Carolina State Library, 2015-11)
    This manual gives requirements for teaching commercial vehicle driving including requirements for safety officers and companies, duties of designated responsible persons, administrative requirements and CDL applicant requirements.
  • Automobile driver training school regulations 

    South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (South Carolina State Library, 2016-06-14)
    This gives the South Carolina code of laws that governs driver training schools and truck driver training schools.
  • Dealer and wholesaler manual 

    South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (South Carolina State Library, 2016-06)
    This manual provides new and existing dealers with up-to-date information and lists requirements mandated by state and federal law, and DMV's policy. It is also designed to instruct dealers on how to complete certain types ...
  • Fiscal Year 2020-2021 accountability report 

    South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (South Carolina State Library, 2021)
    South Carolina laws require that each state agency publish and submit to the Governor and the General Assembly an annual accountability report that contains the agency's or department's mission, objectives to accomplish ...
  • Commercial driver license manual South Carolina 

    South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (South Carolina State Library, 2017-01)
    This handbook gives the requirements for obtaining a commercial driver's license in South Carolina.
  • Fiscal Year 2019-2020 accountability report 

    South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (South Carolina State Library, 2020)
    The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles annually presents an accountability report to the governor and General Assembly with descriptions and budget of each program, objectives, and performance measures.
  • Fiscal Year 2018-2019 accountability report 

    South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (South Carolina State Library, 2019)
    The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles annually presents an accountability report to the governor and General Assembly with descriptions and budget of each program, objectives, and performance measures.
  • Program evaluation report 

    South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (South Carolina State Library, 2018-07)
    The contents of this report are considered sworn testimony from the Agency Director. It consists of a list of questions concerning DMV answered by the director of the agency. Included is an agency snapshot, history, ...
  • Fiscal Year 2017-18 accountability report 

    South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (South Carolina State Library, 2018)
    The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles annually presents an accountability report to the governor and General Assembly with descriptions and budget of each program, objectives, and performance measures.
  • Online motor carrier services 

    South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (South Carolina State Library, 2011-07-26)
    Authorized South Carolina motor carriers and motor carrier service providers will now be able to utilize certain IRP and IFTA transactions using the SCDMVONLINE website. This manual show how to access and utilize this service.
  • Truck driver training school regulations 

    South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (South Carolina State Library, 2007)
    These are the laws and regulations controlling truck driver schools in South Carolina.

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