Share the Road License Plate
Show your support of our work and bicycling in SC, by getting a Share the Road specialty license plate today! The cost of the “Share the Road” plate is just $30 in addition to your annual vehicle fee*.
Tips on purchasing:
- Don’t worry if you just renewed your plate, because the cost of a new Share the Road plate will be pro-rated.
- Your registration must be in good standing, and there’s a blackout window where you can’t get the new plate within 90 days of your decal expiration. IF you’re within 90 days of plate expiration, just wait to pay your property taxes and renew your existing plate BEFORE submitting an application for the specialty plate.
The process to get a plate is simple—just exchange your current plate for a new one. There are 2 options. Details for each are below:
- Online: use the online exchange form and after reading, click “NEXT” at the bottom). Gather these items: your current vehicle registration and a valid VISA, MasterCard, or Discover card. Enter all the information requested, and verify the car they reference to you. Then choose your specialty plate design; find the “Share the Road (BK1)” specialty plate (it won’t work if you look for “PCC” or “Palmetto Cycling Coalition”). Then complete the transaction by entering your credit card info and submit for a receipt.
- DMV office: This can be a good option if you don’t want to get this plate online with a credit card. You’ll have to fill out a form and submit payment. You can either download the form, fill it out and take to your DMV office. Or they’ll have the form for you at your DMV office. You can also fill out the downloaded the form and mail in the paperwork and payment, to the address listed on the form. Your current vehicle registration form has all the information you’ll need to complete the form for this method.
*The Coalition is the beneficiary of the South Carolina Share the Road license plates. These funds support our bicycle safety programs and initiatives. About 85% of the specialty license fee goes directly to the Coalition. In 2019 & 2020, the SCDMV refined all specialty plate designs to ensure greater state uniformity for clarity during enforcement. If you already have a plate, you may soon receive your new plate design in the mail.