Regulations and Laws on Military Draft Registration (Selective Service) by State

Driver’s License Linked to Registration? Yes, must be registered to receive license, permit, or identification card.

Registration Linked to Access to Higher Education? No.

Registration Required for State Employment? No.

All males between the ages of 18 and 26 must be registered with the SSS in order to receive a license or identification card. Submission of the application constitutes consent for the state to forward information to the SSS for the purpose of registration.  If an individual is under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must sign. “By signing the application, the parent or guardian authorizes the department to register the applicant with the Selective Service System upon attaining eighteen years of age, if required by federal law.” The applicant or guardian may decline to give permission for him to be registered, although that will result in a license that must be renewed upon turning 18. (Section 56-1-125 of the South Carolina Code of Laws)