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Motor Vehicle Dealer Closing Fee

Prior to charging a closing fee (sometimes referred to by other terms such as doc fee, doc prep fee, administrative fee, processing fee), a motor vehicle dealer must provide written notice to the S.C. Department of Consumer Affairs of the maximum amount of a closing fee the dealer intends to charge.

*Please note the Department's new physical address is 293 Greystone Blvd., Ste. 400 | Columbia, SC | 29210*
**Mailings may still be sent to PO Box 5757 | Columbia, SC | 29250-5757**

General Information

Law

Renewal

A motor vehicle dealer must file its proposed closing fee and pay the registration fee before January 31st of each year.

Filing Forms

Other Filings

Additional Information