SCDMV will register, tag mopeds Nov. 1st ahead of new law

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles will begin registering and tagging mopeds on November 1, 2018.

This gives the public time to comply with this new law before it goes into effect on November 19, 2018.  Law enforcement officers may start issuing citations as early as November 19, 2018.

Due to a change in law effective November 19, 2018, those who currently own or buy a moped will be required to register them.

Effective November 1, 2018, the DMV will start issuing moped plates and registration. The DMV has created a new procedure, new form, and Phoenix has been updated to process moped transactions.

The moped plate will be issued “On-Demand” (by mail) and will include a registration card and decal. The cost for a moped plate is $10.00 every two years. Plate Class: MP.  The Form 400-M is to be used when a customer needs to title and/or register their moped.

The new law goes into effect November 19th, 2018.

{Section 56-2-3010}

A moped operated on a public highway must be registered and licensed with the department in the same fashion as passenger vehicles pursuant to this title.

  • The department shall establish for mopeds a special size and class of license plates with distinctive numbering and/or lettering so as to be identifiable to law enforcement.
  • Mopeds are NOT required to be titled or insured in this State.
  • Mopeds are exempt from ad valorem (estimated value) property taxes in this state.

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