Belton DMV office closing; CDL road tests, motorcycle skills available by appointment

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Beginning Monday April 6, the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) has announced the closing of some offices and that they will resume some motorcycle skills testing and CDL road tests.
The Belton branch of the SCDMV is among twenty offices being temporarily closed beginning April 6.
Other upstate branches being closed include Greenville – University Ridge and Fountain Inn

SCDMV will resume administering motorcycle skills testing at branch offices where the service was previously offered. Motorcycle skills test will be by appointment only. Non-commercial passenger vehicle road tests remain suspended indefinitely.

Also beginning April 6, the SCDMV will resume administering a limited number of road tests for commercial motor vehicle drivers looking to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL).  The DMV will offer CDL road tests at specific locations by appointment only, using volunteer examiners. SCDMV will offer CDL road test appointments as long as volunteer examiners are able to support. Customers in urgent need of a CDL road test should schedule a CDL appointment on the SCDMV website.

“We understand the importance of commercial trucking to our state and our nation, and we are doing what we can to keep truckers on the road to deliver vital supplies,” said SCDMV Executive Director Kevin Shwedo. “Our ability to license commercial motor vehicle drivers impacts everything we do, from getting gasoline delivered to putting products on shelves in groceries stores.”

The new appointment system takes effect April 6, 2020, and all SCDMV customers who want to conduct transactions in person will need to schedule an appointment before they arrive.

A link to the new reservation system will be available on the SCDMV webpage at SCDMVonline.com beginning Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Customers will be able to schedule appointments up to two weeks in advance. An SCDMV employee will attempt to make contact with customers before their scheduled appointment time to confirm documents required for their appointment and to see if the customer’s transaction can be accomplished online at SCDMVonline.com. Customers without internet access may call 803-896-5000 to schedule an appointment at a branch office.

“We are implementing an appointment reservation system that will benefit our customers greatly by guaranteeing them a time with one of our customer service representatives,” said SCDMV Director of Branch Services Courtney Saxon. “This will eliminate lines and waiting at our branch offices which will assist employees and customers in adhering to social distancing recommendations.”

The SCDMV also wants to remind customers that the official website for the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles is SCDMVonline.com. Any other website may be fraudulent or may require customers to pay additional fees for DMV related services.