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For the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic please call the Office of Motor Vehicle Hearing at (803) 734-3201 before visiting the office in person to see if your question can be answered over the phone.  If possible, please mail the hearing request instead of hand-delivering it, especially if you are paying by money order or attorney's check.

May 25, 2021 COVID Memorandum - Hearing Procedure

Office of Motor Vehicle Hearings

The Office of Motor Vehicle Hearings (OMVH) was created in 2005 and is an office within the South Carolina Administrative Law Court. There are five hearing officers who conduct hearings in accordance with Chapter 23 of Title 1, the Administrative Procedures Act, and the rules of procedure for the OMVH.

The OMVH provides a neutral forum for fair, prompt, and objective hearings for persons affected by an action or proposed action of the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, ensuring due process and respecting the dignity of all.

The Chief Judge of the Administrative Law Court is responsible for the administration of the OMVH, the assignment of cases, and the administrative duties and responsibilities of the hearings officers and staff.

Proposed Rules Amendment

2021 OMVH Proposed Rules Amendments


Please be advised that Act No. 212 of the 2012 General Assembly changed the filing fee from $150 to $200, effective June 7, 2012. On September 10, 2012, the Office of Motor Vehicle Hearings began enforcing the filing fee increase. Cases will not be processed until the $200 fee is received.

South Carolina Administrative Law Court
Office of Motor Vehicle Hearings
Edgar A. Brown Building
1205 Pendleton Street, Suite 325
Columbia, S.C. 29201
Voice: (803) 734-3201
Fax: (803) 734-3200






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