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The Department is currently working at a limited capacity onsite. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below you will find an array of information on homeowners associations (HOA), including frequently asked questions, overviews of applicable laws, resources and more. While the SCDCA does not oversee HOAs, education is a core component of our mission. We hope you find this page helpful.
Please note, this material is for informational purposes only, is general in nature, and is not intended to and should not be relied upon or construed as a legal opinion or legal advice regarding any specific issue or factual circumstance.
General - A compilation of information to answer frequently asked questions DCA receives.
Law Outlines - While South Carolina does not have a comprehensive law detailing how a homeowners association must operate, associations must follow the South Carolina Homeowners Association Act. Certain other laws may apply as well. The outlines provided are mere summaries. The full statutes can be found under the "Laws" section below.
Click on the name of a statute below to view the law in its entirety:
Click here to view of listing of SC laws referencing homeowners associations.
A compilation of certain data from complaints received by DCA involving HOAs presented in a categorized, filterable and searchable format. The report is published annually beginning January 31, 2019. All of the reports are available on our HOA report page.