Drivers with Disabilities in South Carolina
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South Carolina residents who are disabled may apply for a disabled license plate and two portable, plastic placards to hang on the rearview mirrors of their vehicles.
On the application, your doctor must certify that your condition causes walking impairment due to least one of the following reasons:
- You use a wheelchair
- You use braces
- You use a walker
- You use crutches
- You use a portable respirator
- You have any other type of condition that causes mobility impairment
Your doctor must also record the length of time you will be disabled.
If you are not disabled, but are an immediate family member of a disabled person or use your vehicle to transport disabled people, you may also apply for a disabled license plate and placards.
Simply complete the application and include a written statement explaining exactly why the plate and placards are needed.
A disabled license plate is $20.00 and valid for two years.
You may also ask for up to two portable placards to use in any vehicle for $1 each. The placards are valid for four years.
You can apply for these tags by mail. Send the completed application, the tag and/or placard fee, and a copy of your current insurance card, to the following address:
- S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles
- P.O. Box 1498
- Blythewood, SC 29016-0019
For more information, check out our special License Plates and Placards section.
South Carolina has a reciprocal agreement with all other states. If you're a traveling SC resident, other states will honor your valid state-issued handicapped plates and placards. If you're a visitor, SC will recognize your own state's plates and placards.
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- Register Car
- Registration Renewal
- Registration & Insurance
- Replacing a Lost Registration
- RV & Motorhome Registration
- Custom Built Car Registration
- Boat Registration and Licenses
- Title Transfers
- Replacing a Lost Title
- Salvaged Vehicles
- Special Vehicles
- Drivers with Disabilities
- License Plates & Placards
- Smog & Emission Checks
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