The state Department of Motor Vehicles will permanently close its Santee office Thursday.
DMV Director Kevin Shwedo says the move is a financial decision, because research shows the Santee office processes less than 25 percent of the transactions of other area offices.
The Associated Press reports the office near Lake Marion has operated for two days a week since it opened January 2008.
Officials say the employees from that office will return full-time to their permanent assignments.
The DMV says there are offices in Orangeburg, St. Matthews and Manning that are between 20 and 24 miles from Santee.
Customers can also process many transactions at the DMV Website.