Drivers in the Military in South Carolina

SC Driver's License Renewal for Military

South Carolina military residents have an extension for license renewal if you are deployed at least 30 days prior to your driver's license renewal date. You may keep your expired driver's license during your deployment; however, you must renew your license within 60 days of returning to South Carolina.

Upon your return, you'll need to provide:

  • A copy of your military service record.
  • A document proving your dates of deployment.

This extension is also granted to military spouses and dependents who are also living out-of-state or overseas with you.

For more information about renewing your driver's license, visit our Renewing Your License in South Carolina page.

Vehicle Registration Renewal for SC Military

If you are currently deployed, you can renew your South Carolina vehicle registration online using the online Registration Renewal portal, IF you have already paid your property taxes to your county. If your primary residence is in one of the following counties, you may pay your property taxes online:

If you live in a different county, and you have NOT yet paid your property taxes, you may renew your registration mail. Contact your county to ask about specific procedures and mailing addresses.

The state provides a helpful, and quick-responding, email address should you have more questions. Just pop them an e-mail at

For military members stationed in-state, simply register your vehicle or renew your registration as normal. Find out more on our South Carolina Registration Renewal page.

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