When moving to South Carolina from another state, you must establish permanent residency by applying for a South Carolina driver license. If you own any vehicles, they must also be registered in our state.
If you have a valid driver’s license issued by the state from which you moved, you can use it for 90 days, after which time you must surrender it and obtain a South Carolina driver license. You have 45 days to transfer your out of state vehicle registration to South Carolina.
Motor Vehicle Registration
For complete information on the South Caroline Department of Motor Vehicles, go to: South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles
When relocating to a new area with family members, schools are an important factor in picking out an area to purchase a new home. The Lowcountry is honored to have many award winning schools for its children.
To research the different schools, go to Search for School Information in South Carolina
Several different utility companies cover the Charleston Tri-County area and locating the appropriate company that covers the location of where you are moving to can, sometimes be daunting since several companies may cover one city. The following list is a helpful guide to steer you in the right direction. If one company does not service your particular area, the customer service department will let you know which company does handle your area.
Charleston Tri-County Electric & Gas Power Companies
Berkeley Electric Cooperative (843) 553-5020
Edisto Electric Cooperative (843) 563-3292
SCE&G (843) 554-7234
Charleston Tri-County Water & Waste Companies
Berkeley County Water & Sanitation Authority (843) 572-4400
City of Goose Creek (843) 797-6220
Dorchester County Water & Sewer (843) 832-0070
City of Isle of Palms Water & Sewer Commission (843)-886-6148
Moncks Corner Public Works Commission (843) 761-8041
Mt. Pleasant Waterworks & Sewer Commission (843) 884-9626
North Charleston Sewer District (843) 764-3072
Saint Johns Water Company (843)-559-0186
Sullivans Island Water (843) 883-3947
Summerville Commissioners of Public Works (843) 875-8750