return south carolina plates

What do you do with your invalid license plate after getting rid of your old car?   There are some things you should know when returning your South Carolina license plates.  Keep reading to figure out how to return South Carolina plates once you’ve sold your vehicle. 

If you’re using You Call We Haul to sell a junk car, your vehicle will be picked up in no time, and you can get hundreds of dollars for your junk car. After you sell your junk car in South Carolina, follow these easy steps to make sure you’re fully cleared of any liability with the DMV.


Cancel the insurance on the sold vehicle. This vehicle no longer belongs to you, so there is no need for that anymore!


Next, you must fill out the Notice of Vehicle Sold, Form 416 & License Plate Turn In, Form 452.


After cancelling your insurance and completing these vehicle forms,  you may get rid of that license plate! Your license plate can be brought to your local DMV in person, or can be mailed to the address below:

South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles
Plate Turn-In
PO Box 1498
Blythewood, SC 29016-0024

It’s important to return South Carolina plates after selling your vehicle, to complete the transfer of the car.

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