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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 physical address has changed*
**Mailings may still be sent to PO Box 5757 | Columbia, SC | 29250-5757**
A motor vehicle dealer must file its proposed closing fee and pay the registration fee before January 31st of each year.
Notice of Closing Fee Form (PDF) (Revised 01/17)
Notice of Closing Fee Addendum (PDF) (Revised 11/16)
For a list of current closing fees by company, please see our Licensee Lookup page.