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You can file a complaint and submit applications for licensing online. Filings you do not wish to make, or that are not available, online can 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

Shop Safe and Smart on Sales Tax-Free Weekend

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Consumers may be thinking about back-to-school shopping as summer ends and the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) wants to make sure you get your money’s worth!

What to Know Before Buying a Car - SCDCA announces a special joint webinar with the FTC

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Buying a car can be one of the most expensive decisions a consumer will ever make. From financing to fees, the process can be overwhelming.