✅ Updated October 2020

Ultimate guide to renewing your driver's license in South Carolina

Here's the ultimate guide to renewing your driver's license in South Carolina. We've simplified the entire process for you so you can save time. If you're a US Citizen interested in renewing your driver's license by mail for an eight-year license, you must meet all of the following requirements:

  • You have a regular (Class D, E, F, G, M, or any combination of those) license. 
  • You do not have a commercial driver’s license.
  • Your license is not expired.
  • You have not received more than five points on your record in the last two years.
  • Your license is not suspended or subject to be suspended.
  • You did not renew your license by mail during the last renewal period.
  • You are not a Convicted Violent Offender in the SCDMV system.
  • You do not currently have a conditional or special restricted license.

What You’ll Need to Renew your South Carolina Driver License

 

What You’ll Do to Renew your South Carolina Driver License

  • Step 1: Visit the PennDOT Online Driver's License/Photo ID website
    • Enter the required information
    • Submit payment
    • Receive a receipt for your renewed driver’s license
  • Step 2: Receive your renewed Class C driver’s license via U.S. mail

Caveats and Exceptions to Renewing your South Carolina Driver License

  • You must pass a knowledge test if you've received more than five points against your driving record in the last two years.

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