SCDMV Makes Allowances for Drivers Due to COVID-19

on Monday, 13 April 2020.

scdmv covidIn a memo released March 27, 2020, Kevin A.Shwedo, Executive Director of the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) announced that the SCDMV would extend the deadline for driver registrations expiring March I, 2020 through June 30, 2020 until July I, 2020.

The SCDMV is also supporting out-of-state drivers during the crisis by waiving International Registration Plan (IRP) and International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) requirements so long as motor carriers meet the following criteria:

  1. The driver of any such vehicle to be operated is properly licensed in his/her state of residency.
  2. Motor carriers and/or drivers currently subject to out-of-service orders are not eligible for the exemption until the order expires or the motor carrier or driver has met the condition for its rescission.
  3. The motor vehicle to be operated is properly licensed and registered in this or any other state, and the motor vehicle satisfies all motor vehicle insurance requirements or provisions of its state of registration. Proof of insurance must be carried in the cab of the motor vehicle (SCDMV, 2020).

Drivers remain liable for following all laws mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and maintaining a valid vehicle registration and insurance from their home state.

Visit the FMCSA website to view the memo and download a copy for your records.

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