How to Renew Your Car Registration in South Carolina

Having your car registered with the South Carolina DMV is vital to driving legally in this state. There are a variety of different fines that you will be subjected to if you fail to make this happen. Once you have registered your car with the South Carolina, you will have to make sure that it gets renewed each year. The South Carolina DMV will make this process a bit easier by mailing out a notice. This is what you will see on the notice once you get it in the mail:

  • The fees that you owe for the renewal
  • The property tax
  • The insurance information that is needed for renewal

Once you have received the notice, you will need to figure out how you want to renew the registration. Here are some of the options that you have when it comes to registration renewal in the state of South Carolina.

The online renewal process

When you want to renew your registration online, you will need to make sure that your county office offers this option. If they do, then you will need to follow these steps in order to get the renewal process handled:

  • The license plate number will need to be entered
  • Put in your insurance information
  • Pay the fees that you have with a credit or debit card

Go in person

In some cases, a person will want to go in person to handle this process. You will need to go to the country treasurer’s office in your area and take the following items with you:

  • Be sure to take the notice you received in the mail
  • Take in payment for the fees that you owe
  • Proof that you have car insurance
  • A valid South Carolina driver’s license

If you want to renew by mail, be sure to follow the instructions on the notice that you have received. It will tell you what to send and where to send it to.

The fees in South Carolina for registration renewal

The fees that you pay for registration renewal will be based on the following factors:

  • The type of vehicle you have
  • The weight of the vehicle
  • The plates that you want
  • The county fees

Be sure to visit the South Carolina DMV website for more information on this process.


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