South Carolina Electronic Lien and Title
Program and Service Details

The South Carolina ELT program is a web based application linked to the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles that is designed to manage electronic liens and titles. It makes the storing, accessing, retrieval and conveyance of titles simpler. Likewise, it makes releasing liens more streamlined and less susceptible to fraud.

South Carolina ELT provides businesses that finance vehicles, vessels and mobile homes with the service of storing South Carolina titles and liens in electronic format. The system is accessible with an internet browser, a username and password. You can have one or more users within your South Carolina SC ELT account and may grant different users different rights (i.e. ability to release a lien, ability to request a printed electronic title, ability to view and manage billing details).

At the most basic level, lienholders in South Carolina will use the South Carolina ELT electronic lien and title system to view liens, release liens and request printed titles.

There are a great number of benefits to vehicle finance companies as well as the South Carolina DMV by transferring to an electronic title and lien system. As you transition your business from paper titles to electronic titles (mandatory for most lienholders as of February 2017), you'll realize cost savings, times savings, fewer paperwork hassles and more. The South Carolina ELT program serves finance companies, buy here pay here dealers, banks, credit unions and other businesses that offer vehicle financing (a.k.a. lienholders) with:

  • Faster notifications of lien releases
  • Improved timeliness of lien and title data exchange with the South Carolina DMV
  • Better organization of liens and titles in one central place
  • Reduced administrative burden for processing and filing paper titles
  • Easier storage of titles
  • Reduction of the fees and time necessary to mail paper titles
  • Access to expedited title printing
  • Reduction in title fraud
  • Improved data and forms security
  • Improved data accuracy
  • Simplified and unified multiple branch management for lienholders with more than one office (optional)
  • Reduction of title paper usage which helps save the trees (and the hassle of maintaining a secure locked cabinet or safe)
  • Better and dependable customer service from South Carolina ELT. You can rely on us and contact us directly for service: 1 (888) 675-7477