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Replacing a Lost CDL in South Carolina

Typically, you must apply for a replacement commercial driver's license in person with the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The SC DMV recommends reporting your lost CDL to the police and requires you report it to the DMV.

Remember, you can't legally operate a commercial truck or any other commercial vehicle without your valid, properly endorsed CDL, so it's crucial you apply for a replacement as soon as possible.

Getting a Duplicate CDL in South Carolina

Because the SC DMV accepts applications in person and online—and commercial drivers aren't eligible to apply online—you must visit your local field office with the following:

NOTE: If you've now applied for more than 1 replacement license within a period of 12 months, the SC DMV will require additional documentation, such as a police report. Contact your field office for details specific to your situation.

Out-of-State SC Replacement CDL

Currently, the SC DMV doesn't accept duplicate CDL applications by mail, nor does it allow commercial drivers to apply online; therefore, replacing your lost CDL while you're out of state might be difficult—if not impossible.

Contact a field office agent for details about your situation and options.

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