License Suspensions

If the ticket you have received was issued by the City of Charleston Police Department, you must pay the fine at Municipal Court. The court will provide you a copy of Form DL-53.

South Carolina Drivers

You must present in person at a local DMV Office or mail the blue copy of Form DL-53 to: 

Driver Records
Drawer 100178
Columbia, South Carolina 29202-3178

Phone: 803-737-4000

Reinstatement Fee

If the compliance is not received in the Driver Records Office before the beginning date of the suspension, a $100 reinstatement fee will be required by the State in order for the suspension to be withdrawn.

Out of State Drivers

You must present or mail the blue copy of Form DL-53 along with any applicable reinstatement fees to the state in which you are a licensed driver. Any questions you may have concerning reinstatement fees or driver license suspension must be directed to your home state.