South Carolina DMV Closing Some Offices, Switching Transactions to Appointment Only

The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles recently announced that any in-person transactions will only be available by appointment only starting April 6. DMV will also close some offices, leaving one location open in each county in an effort to scale back operations amid the growing COVID-19 crisis.

People can schedule appointments online up to 2 weeks in advance. Vehicle, driver, REAL ID, ADA, and road test appointments can be set online. The new appointment-based system goal is to limit the hours spent waiting at the SCDMV branch.

Driving tests are suspended, but the motorcycle and commercial driver licensing tests will be available on a limited basis. The DMV will offer the CDL road tests at specific locations by appointment only. People in urgent need of a CDL road test should schedule a CDL appointment on the SCDMV website.

Hours of operation are also limited starting April 6. The following locations will only be open on these days:

Open Monday Wednesday & Friday – Greer, Greenville – Saluda Dam, Anderson

Open Monday & Friday – Seneca, Pickens, Greenwood, Gaffney, Laurens

Open Wednesday – Newberry, Union, Abbeville

The following branches will be temporarily closed as of April 6th:

  • Spartanburg – SouthportSpartanburg – Fairforest
  • Woodruff
  • Greenville – University Ridge
  • Fountain Inn
  • Belton

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