South Carolina Boating Information
Registration Questions:(803) 734-3857
Boating Registration Website:http://www.dnr.sc.gov/boating/registration.html
State Tax Department Website:http://www.sctax.org/
Registration Grace Period (Days):60 days
Boat Sales & Use Tax Rate:6%
Credit For Tax Paid In Another State:Yes
State Decal Required For Documented Vessel:no
Boat Titles Issued:Yes
Notes:Maximum tax is $300, local sales tax may apply. Titles issued for outboard motors.

We do not have any boating issues for South Carolina at this time. If you have a boating related alert please email us at GovtAffairs@BoatUS.com

2009 South Carolina Boating Issues Archive
Boating Law Administrator(803) 734-4007
Maximum Speed Limit:Posted Speed Limit
Maximum Dimensions For Trailer:48'L x 8'6"W x 13'6"H
Maximum Overall Length with Vehicle & Trailer:N/A
Minimum Weight Requiring Separate Trailer Brakes:3000 lbs.
Trailer Equipment Requirements:
Safety Chains:Yes
Brake Lights:Yes
Taillights:Yes
Clearance Lights:Yes
License Light:Yes
Turn Signals:Yes
Reflectors:Yes
Flares:No
Breakaway Breaks:Yes
Tiedowns:N/A
Two Trailers:No
Insurance:Not required specifically for the trailer, may fall under the vehicle insurance.
Wide Trailer Permit Office:(803) 737-6769
Website:http://www.scdot.org/doing/permits_OSOW.aspx
For specific questions about boating issues or BoatUS Government Affairs, please e-mail the department at GovtAffairs@BoatUS.com

South Carolina Boating Alerts:

We do not have any current state alerts at this time. If you have a boating related issue please email us at GovtAffairs@BoatUS.com