Received a Motor Vehicle renewal bill, but the vehicle is now registered in a different county in South Carolina

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The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) forwards our office billing information around 90 days before your registration is due to expire. If you received a vehicle tax bill from Beaufort County but your primary residence is now in a different county, you will need to update your address with the DMV to reflect your new county of residence. Instructions on how to update your residence address through their website can be found below:

Update Residence Address with DMV
  1. Visit DMV's Change My Address or Name page
  2. Click the green Change My Address button further down the page
  3. Click the green Next button at the bottom of the page
  4. Enter your Driver's License number, SSN, and date of birth, then click the Next button at the bottom of the page
  5. Update your address information under the "Residence Address" section, then click the Next button at the bottom of the page
  6. Review all the updated information, then if prompted submit the changes for processing
  7. You should reach a confirmation page indicating the update was successful

If you run into issues updating your driver's license information online, you will either need to call DMV at 803-896-5000 (Columbia), 843-379-8822 (Beaufort) or 843-815-6981 (Bluffton), visit one of their agencies in person, or complete the "Application for Name and/or Address Change (SCDMV Form 4057)" form located on their website: Change My Address or Name

Following this, you will need to reach out to your new county Auditor’s office to have a vehicle bill created and paid for, and have your decal and registration updated with DMV. Please reach back out to our office with a copy of your paid tax receipt and updated vehicle registration so that we can close out your account in Beaufort County. Copies can be sent to our office through the request ticket form linked below.

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