How do I apply for the senior citizen discount?

There is no senior citizen discount on motor vehicle taxes.

The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) does offer discounts on the semi-annual license renewal fee for persons 64 years of age or older. Visit the DMV website to check registration fees. For those 64 years of age, the fee is $22 for passenger vehicles every two years instead of the regular $24, and for those who are 65 or older, the reduced fee is $20 every two years for passenger vehicles (instead of $24), $30 for trucks with gross vehicle weight of 6000 pounds or less.

Even though vehicle registration is renewed only every other year, it should be noted that county personal property taxes are due every year.

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1. How do you determine what my motor vehicle is worth?
2. What is the assessment ratio on motor vehicles in South Carolina?
3. When are vehicle taxes due?
4. How do I get a high-mileage adjustment?
5. When I bought my car, the dealership told me they would take care of the taxes and tags. Why did you send me a tax bill?
6. I received a tax bill on a motor vehicle that I have sold. What do I need to do?
7. If I want to transfer my license plate to a replacement vehicle, what do I need to do?
8. If I move out of this state, what should I do with my South Carolina license plate?
9. How do I apply for an active-duty military exemption for my vehicle(s)?
10. How do I apply for the senior citizen discount?