DMV deploys mobile units to areas affected by Hurricane Matthew

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) —The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles announced it will operating limited offices in Lowcountry, Pee Dee, and Grand Strand counties following Hurricane Matthew.  These openings will take place regardless of county-government status.

Officials say the offices can provide credentials and duplicate titles or registrations if customers lost their originals in the storm.  They can also complete other transactions on a limited basis.  These offices will not offer road tests.

Beginning Tuesday, October 11, 2016, the following offices will open for limited transactions from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.:

  • Charleston County – 3790 Leeds Ave., Charleston, S.C. 29405
  • Charleston County – CARES (Community Area Response & Emergency Services) Vehicle – North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center at 5001 Coliseum Dr., N. Charleston, S.C. 29418 (Lot E)
  • Florence County – 3102 E. Palmetto St., Florence, S.C. 29506
  • Horry County – 1330 Howard Parkway, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577
  • Jasper County – 407 Live Oak Dr., Ridgeland, S.C. 29936

These offices will be open until further notice.

“We worked hard with both the Executive and Legislative Branches to create a capability to provide critical services to our customers during disasters,” said Executive Director Kevin Shwedo. “We have designed our support package to operate in an environment that lacks both electricity and internet services. As a result, we expect to provide uninterrupted services to our customers.”

The CARES vehicle, a mobile DMV field office that provides services across South Carolina, will be at the North Charleston Coliseum through Thursday, October 13.  Its first priority is disaster response and making sure citizens have the proper credentials and vehicle titles to assist with insurance claims.  It is designed to help the agency achieve uninterrupted customer care for areas or constituents in need.

If you can wait for a replacement credential, the DMV suggests using our online services at  You can request a replacement credential or title if you’re already in the DMV’s system.  You will find information on the required documentation needed to complete transactions online as well.


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