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Business Resources/Laws

The General Assembly has charged SCDCA with advising the Legislature and Governor on consumer issues and the state of credit in South Carolina. The Department is the administrator and enforcer of the law governing consumer credit transactions and also has responsibility over approximately fifteen industries. The investigative and legal enforcement activities of the Department are assigned to the Legal Division. The Division also provides consumer law guidance to the financial industry, magistrates, attorneys, and law enforcement agencies, just to name a few. 

Licensing and Regulation 
Industry specific information on SCDCA licenses/filings.  

Administrative Interpretations
The Administrative Interpretations section of the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs Website includes clarifications and explanations of the South Carolina Consumer Protection Code ("the Code").

Enforcement Actions
Recent enforcement actions organized by industry.

Business Education
Publications and materials available to aid businesses in complying with their responsibilities under consumer protection laws.

Lemon Law
Laws related to express warranties and filing forms for use by manufacturers.

Dollar Amount Adjustments
Current and historical changes to certain dollar amounts in the Code.  

Statutes Enforced by DCA 
DCA administers and enforces over 120 laws. Click to view a listing and links of the most commonly referred.  The agency's Accountability Report contains a full list.

Other Consumer Related Laws
Click to view a listing and links of common consumer laws administered by other state and federal agencies.