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At this time, you can file a complaint and submit applications for licensing online.  Filings you do not wish to make, or that are not available, online should be submitted via mail for processing.  

Department staff is available to assist with any questions at (800) 922-1594 (toll free in SC) or 803-734-4200 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding State holidays. You can also email general questions to

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The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs ("SCDCA”/ “Department”) is the state’s consumer protection agency.  Established in 1974, SCDCA has more than forty years of experience in protecting South Carolina consumers while recognizing those businesses that act honestly and fairly. If you'd like to learn more about what we do, visit the "About Us" page.      

Recent News

New Renewable Energy Consumer Education and Disclosure Documents Finalized

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) has finalized the consumer education and disclosure documents for the new regulation on the marketing and sale of renewable energy, including solar.

Shop Safe and Smart on Tax-Free Weekend

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Whether you are buying back-to-school items for virtual or in-person school attendance, take advantage of tax-free weekend this weekend, August 6-8, 2021.