2021 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 56 - Motor Vehicles
Chapter 2 - Specialized Vehicles
Section 56-2-3010. Moped registration required; special moped license plates; insurance; taxes.

Universal Citation: SC Code § 56-2-3010 (2021)

(A) A moped operated on a public highway must be registered and licensed with the department in the same fashion as passenger vehicles pursuant to this title.

(B) The department shall establish for mopeds a special size and class of license plates with distinctive numbering and/or lettering so as to be identifiable to law enforcement.

(C) Mopeds are not required to be titled or insured in this State.

(D) Mopeds are exempt from ad valorem property taxes in this State.

(E) If a manufacturer's certificate of origin states the vehicle is a "motor scooter", "motor-driven cycle", or any similar term, the definitions of "motorcycle" and "moped", as shown in Section 56-1-10, must be used to determine whether the vehicle must be registered as a moped or must be titled and registered as a motorcycle.

HISTORY: 2017 Act No. 89 (H.3247), Section 10, eff November 19, 2018.

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