South Carolina License Plate and Lien Inquiries Now Available Online Through SC DMV

  South Carolina License Plate and Lien Inquiries Now Available Online Through

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COLUMBIA, S.C. -- January 8, 2013

A new online service offered by the South Carolina Department of Motor
Vehicles (DMV) allows authorized businesses to search and retrieve vehicle
lien information and vehicle owner information electronically at, These Web-based applications, built at no cost to
taxpayers through a partnership between the DMV and South Carolina
Interactive, a Columbia-based subsidiary of eGovernment firm NIC (Nasdaq:
EGOV), provides added convenience and access to information without waiting in
line or submitting cumbersome paperwork. The applications were also designed
responsively, which means the application view conforms to any device –
desktop, laptop, and mobile devices.

The DMV License Plate Inquiry and Lien Inquiry applications offer quick and
easy searching.

License Plate and Lien Inquiry online availability provides:

  *Convenient 24/7 access;
  *Intuitive, user friendly and mobile friendly design;
  *Quicker DMV Search processing time;
  *Immediate search results; and
  *Printable results.

“Our goal in the design of License Plate Inquiry and Lien Inquiry applications
was to create a convenient and reliable method for customers to search and
retrieve information with around-the-clock access,” said South Carolina DMV
Director Kevin Shwedo. “This new online service has been sought after by many
of our current business customers and we are excited to provide a service to
meet their needs and requests.”

Customers must sign up for a subscriber account to use these services and will
be billed monthly for lien inquiries and will pay instantly using any Visa,
MasterCard, or Discover debit or credit card for license plate inquiries.
Payments are processed through’s secure payment system.

About is the official website of the state of South Carolina
( and a collaborative effort between the state and South
Carolina Interactive to enable the state to conduct state business online and
improve public access to government information. The South Carolina Budget and
Control Board’s Division of State Information Technology provides guidance to
South Carolina Interactive who is responsible for operating, maintaining, and
marketing South Carolina Interactive is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s
(NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.

About NIC

NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official
government portals, online services, and secure payment processing solutions.
The company's innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase
efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the
country. NIC provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal,
state, and local agencies in the United States. Additional information is
available at

Ken Oliphant, 803-771-0131
SC Department of Motor Vehicles
Beth Parks, 803-896-5601
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