News briefs for November 8th

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Treasurer’s Office announces new hours

Beginning Nov. 14, all Beaufort County Treasurer’s Office locations will open at 8:45 a.m. every Wednesday to facilitate staff training and development. The establishment of regular training strengthens the office’s commitment to serving taxpayers with innovation and enthusiasm; and will allow for training on a variety of topics, including identifying fraudulent tenders, procedures, customer service, and delinquency standard, according to a release.

Payments and inquiries can still be made during this time through BeaufortCountyTreasurer.com.

Visit www.beaufortcountytreasurer.com for information, to make a payment, or to contact the office.

Mopeds must now be registered in S.C.

Beginning Nov. 19, moped owners or operators must have their moped registered with the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) to drive it legally on any state road. This comes as a result of Act 89 signed into law by Gov. Henry McMaster in May 2017. Moped owners may visit any SCDMV branch to register their moped.

Law enforcement officers and other residents will recognize a properly registered moped by the unique, five-digit license plate on the back of the vehicle and the registration decal in the lower right-hand corner, similar to how they identify passenger vehicles as properly registered. Moped operators will also be required to carry a registration card with them when operating the moped.

In addition to having a license plate and proper registration, the minimum age for receiving a moped, or Class G, operator’s license will be 15. Previously, 14-year-olds, with a qualifying adult’s permission, could apply for a moped license.

Titling a moped will cost $15. Registering a moped will cost $10 every two years. Mopeds purchased Nov. 19 and after are subject to the 5% of sales price, maximum of $500, infrastructure maintenance fee in addition to title and registration fees. Beginning November 1, customers must visit an SCDMV branch and pay the proper fees to register their moped by the November 19 deadline.

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