SCDMV to Return to Monday through Friday Days of Operation
Thursday, May 14th, 2020
Starting Wednesday, May 13, 2020, the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) will return to operating five days a week at all but two branch office locations. Previously, SCDMV branch offices were open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The Allendale and McCormick locations will continue to open on Wednesdays only. Customers must continue to schedule appointments online to maintain social distancing inside branch offices.
Additionally, all branch offices will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day of the week. Previously, the SCDMV did not open until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesdays to allow for internal staff training. To increase the number of appointments available to serve customers, the SCDMV will open at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesdays now through Labor Day.
Non-commercial road tests remain suspended, but the SCDMV is assessing several options to resume this service to license drivers. In the interim, a customer in need of a non-commercial road test may contact a licensed driving school in South Carolina to determine if the driving school is offering road tests. The SCDMV will continue to offer motorcycle licensing road tests and will also continue to offer a limited number of commercial driver’s license (CDL) skills tests at select locations.
Customers are encouraged to check the SCDMV website at SCDMVonline.com to see if they can complete their transactions online before attempting to make appointments. Customers can renew their driver’s licenses, purchase duplicate licenses, buy driving records and collision reports, and replace license plates, among other transactions online.