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South Carolina DMV Express
Remember, click on the ExpressPlates link for the most efficient way to have your vehicle registered!

Dealer Vehicle Registration

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Are you shipping cars to South Carolina?
We urge you to register your dealership with us on line. A few minutes online will save you many hours of document preparation, expense, and will benefit you and your customers in many ways. Our statistics show that more than 80% of new car dealers are not familiar with South Carolinas strict new car registration procedures. We facilitate the registration of vehicles that are being shipped from other dealerships to customers in South Carolina by using the Plates by Mail program that permits us to send South Carolina License Plates, Titles and Certificate of Registration to any address worldwide, BEFORE THE VEHICLE IS SHIPPED.
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Carolina DMV Express Vehicle Registration is staffed by an elite team of professional registration specialists who work one on one with you and your customer to insure that all documents are properly prepared from the time you sell the vehicle to your receipt of South Carolina License plates, Title, and Registration.

One call to our support center is all that is required to reach a registration specialist who will guide your staff about proper completion and notarization of MSO's, additional required documents, titles and sales taxes. The same specialist will always be available to you for any questions that you or your customer may have.

What you do:
First, call our support center during office hours, 8am to 4:30pm, Eastern Standard Time. After hours, please leave voice mail our support center. Advise the information specialist that you are in the process of, or have already sold a vehicle that is being shipped to South Carolina. The specialist will take it from here and advise you about sending us the vehicle specifications and buyer information. All documents are immediately inspected upon receipt and you will receive a confirmation call within 15 minutes, from a Carolina DMV Express Registration specialist. From this point forward, you will have immediate contact with the same person. This preserves continuity and insures that your documents will be properly prepared as required by South Carolina State Law.

Titling & registration in the State where vehicle has been purchased.
New Vehicle on MSO.

Please do not register or title this vehicle in your State. We will do it for you. Remember that the MSO must be NOTARIZED even if your State does not notarize MSO's, South Carolina WILL NOT register a vehicle if the MSO is not notarized. Call us for instructions FIRST! Used vehicle.

Transfer TITLE ONLY into new owners name. DO NOT pay registration fees to your State. New and used vehicles are treated the same way. All registration fees and/or transfers of ownership in some cases will be established by the County in South Carolina to which the vehicle is being shipped. Each County has different rates.

Mandatory Auto insurance requirements.
Vehicles CANNOT be registered without proof of insurance!
Please remember to advise your customer that they must have ( mandatory ) auto insurance and a South Carolina proof of insurance card in their possession. We will require you to fax the proof of insurance to us. The State of South Carolinian does not have a grace period and it is possible to receive severe fines if they are stopped by the police department. Call our support center. Tell your customer to call their current insurance company to advise them that they have purchased a vehicle that is being shipped to South Carolina. They should be very specific and ask their agent to fax you with the insurance card or insurance documents.

What we do:
Upon receiving the on-line registration forms and fax of the MSO or title and registration (used vehicles ), we will immediately send you a complete registration package which includes application cards, Residency forms and applicable property tax forms. All documents are prepared for you and will be received by your dealership within 24 hours by Fedex, UPS, DHL or Express Mail using your account number. Just complete any documents that we are not permitted to complete for you such as Power of Attorney and return to our data center. We do the rest!

The results:
Within 5 business days from the date that we receive your documents, we will register the vehicle in the State of South Carolina and will send to you or the buyer, South Carolina License plates, front and back, Certificate of Registration valid for two years and Certificate of Title unless there is a lien holder. In the case of a lien holder, Title will be sent to them.

Brokers, please register with us by completing this form and Dealers, please register here