South Carolina DMV Information: Changing Your Name and Address

Changing your personal information at a South Carolina DMV is one of the quickest and easiest ways to update your SC driving records. Given you have personal documents ready and a bit of free time, you shouldn’t run into any snags when updating your name or changing your address.

Below, you’ll learn the steps, requirements, and fees for doing both these actions.

How to Update Your Name with the South Carolina DMV

You should update your name with the Social Security Administration (find a local SSA office) before changing it at the DMV. Changing your name at the SSA will reflect on many other important documents, making the ordeal easy to deal with.

You will:

  1. File an Application for a Social Security Card (SS-5)
  2. Show proof of:
    1. Name change
    2. S. presence
    3. Identification
  3. Send or deliver the documents

The identification documents must be originals or certified copies. Bring these documents and form to your local Social Security office. Or, mail them.

You should receive your new social security card in about 2 weeks. With this in hand, you should visit your local SC DMV or third-party office within as soon as you can to update your information.

To change your name at a South Carolina DMV office you will:

  1. Provide proof of identification
    1. SC driver’s license
    2. SC ID card
    3. Passport
    4. W-2
  2. Proof of Social Security number
  3. Proof of U.S. legal presence
  4. Show proof of name change*:
    1. Marriage cert or license
    2. Divorce Decree
    3. Court order
    4. Citizenship/naturalization cert
  5. Submit the Application for Name and/or Address Change, Date of Birth and/or Social Security Correction, or Special Mailing (4057)

The DMV will confirm your name change by contacting the Social Security Administration (SSA) if you chose to do so. Else, they’ll process the information and you’re good to go.

How to Update Your Address with the South Carolina DMV

You should update our address with the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) when it changes. This makes things easier if you ever need to verify your driver and vehicle-related information.

The South Carolina driver information update process is available in person, online, and by mail.

You’ll need to complete this update by replacing your license with the SC DMV. This process can be done while you’re at the DMV if you choose to update your address in person.

  1. Find an SC DMV office
  2. Show proof of your address change:
  3. Submit the 4057 Form

You may also complete the address update online using the online address system. Or, you may submit the 4057 form to the address listed on the form.

Updating your address does not reflect on your driver’s license, title, and registration. You can update your license information at the same time if you want. In this case, you’ll submit the 447-NC form for a license else you can mail it to the Blythewood, SC DMV. There will be a $10 license fee when updating your information along with the address.