Driving Records in South Carolina

A personal driving record can be obtained via the South Carolina DMV. Another potentially more convenient and faster option is to get a copy of your driver history from our partner.

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Driving Records in South Carolina

Whether you need your own driving record or the driving record of another South Carolina driver, you can order it through the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Your driving record contains information about points earned from traffic violations, convictions, and accidents, and can be used:

  • To adjust your car insurance policy.
  • In court proceedings and by government agencies.
  • By businesses and employers during pre-employment screenings and background checks.

SC Driving Record Types & Information

The South Carolina DMV offers certified and non-certified:

  • 3-year driving records.
  • 10-year driving records.

Each type of driving record costs $6.

Your SCDMV driving record includes:

  • Your driving history.
  • Past traffic violations.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Driver license suspensions.
  • Driving records points.

Driving Record Points

The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles will add points to your driving record when you violate traffic laws and cause accidents. Points can lead to Department of Motor Vehicle fines, driver license suspensions, and higher insurance rates.

If you accumulate 12 points or more on your driving record, your driver's license will be suspended.

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Reducing Points

Points on your SC driving record decrease by 1/2 after 1 year of being on your record.

Additionally, you can complete the National Safety Council Defensive Driving Course to have 4 points reduced from your record. You may only take advantage of this decrease once every 3 years.

NOTE: You can do a quick check on your points by obtaining a summary of your driving record on the SCDMV website. You will need to enter your:

  • Driver's license number.
  • Social Security number.
  • Birth date.

Order Your Own South Carolina Driving Record

You can order both certified and non-certified 3-year or 10-year copies of your own South Carolina DMV driving record online, by mail, and in person.

Online Driving Record Request

To order your own driving record online, visit the SCDMV website. You'll need:

  • Your driver license number.
  • Your Social Security Number.
  • Your birth date.
  • The issue date of your driver's license.
  • Your address, as it appears on your driver's license.
  • A credit/debit card for your $6 driving record fee.

NOTE: If you ordered a certified driving record, you will have access to a non-certified, unofficial PDF version when you complete your transaction. You will receive your certified copy in the mail.

Request by Mail

To request your driving record by mail:

  • Download and complete a Request for Driver Information form (MV-70).
  • Include a check payable to “S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles" for your $6 fee.
  • Mail your request and payment to the address on the form.

Request in Person

To order your SC driving record in person, visit your local South Carolina DMV and:

South Carolina DMV offices accept:

  • Cash.
  • Checks.
  • Debit/credit cards.

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Employer, Insurance Agency & Attorney Requests

You can request a South Carolina driving record of another driver if you meet any of the authorized use categories, including:

  • Government agencies.
  • Employers and businesses verifying personal information during background checks.
  • Insurance agencies investigating claims and adjusting policy rates.
  • Individuals with written consent from the driver on the record.
  • Research and statistics.

By Mail

To request South Carolina driving records by mail:

  • Download and complete a South Carolina DMV Request for Driver Information form (MV-70). Include:
    • Your company's information and mailing address.
    • The driver license number, name, and birth date of the individual on the record.
    • The authorized use that applies to your request.
  • Include a check payable to “S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles" for your $6 fee.
  • Mail your request and payment to the address on the form.

NOTE: You can request multiple driving records at a time.

In Person

To request driving records in person, visit a South Carolina DMV office and:

South Carolina DMV offices accept:

  • Cash.
  • Checks.
  • Debit/credit card.

Correcting Information on Your SC Driving Record

If you believe there is an error on your driving record, you should contact the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) at:

Give them specifics of the error, and if possible, provide them with proof so that you can have your information corrected as soon as possible.

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