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What Are the Basics?

When you move, regardless of whether you are moving within the state or interstate, you must notify the South Carolina DMV to change your address on your driver’s license and vehicle registration.

How Do I Change My Address If I Am Moving Within South Carolina?

You can change your address on both your driver’s license and registration online, by mail, or in person. To change your address online, you’ll need your driver’s license number, Social Security number, and date of birth.

You may also change your address in person or by mail. You must complete the Application for Name and/or Address Change (SCDMV Form 4057). If you are mailing, use this address:

SCDMV
Alternative Media
PO Box 1498
Blythewood, SC 29016-0035

If you are visiting in person, you must bring something with your new address on it. This could be a utility bill or government document.

How Long Do I Have to Complete This?

You must complete the change form within 10 days of your move.

How Do I Change My Address If I Am Moving To South Carolina from Another State?

If you are moving to South Carolina from another state, you will need to obtain a South Carolina driver’s license. This must be done in person and costs $25. If you have a driver’s license from another state, you’ll not be required to take a road or knowledge test, but you will need to take a vision test. You must bring with you several forms of identification. If you are a U.S. citizen, bring the following:

  • Your Social Security card
  • Name of an auto insurance company licensed to do business in South Carolina
  • Proof of US citizenship and date and place of birth
  • Proof of SC address (two documents if you want a REALID)

If you are not a US citizen, consult the International Customers’ Checklist (SCDMV Form MV-94) for a list of documents you should bring.

How Long Do I Have to Complete This?

You must complete the change of address within 90 days of your move.

How Do I Change My Address If I Am Moving From South Carolina?

South Carolina does not require that you notify the state about your driver’s license since it will cancel your license once you obtain one in your new state of residence. You also are not required to notify them about vehicle registration; however, you should return the plates. Complete the License Plate Turn In (SCDMV Form 452) and mail it with the plates to

SCDMV
Plate Turn-In
PO Box 1498
Blythewood, SC 29016-0024

Where Do I Call With Questions?

The number for the South Carolina DMV is 803-896-5000.

Sources:
SC DMV

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