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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.
A Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) is a residential alternative for adults that offers, under one contract, an independent living unit (an apartment or cottage), residential amenities and access to a continuum of long term care services, as residents' health and social needs change over time. The State Continuing Care Retirement Community Act requires all continuing care retirement communities operating in South Carolina to obtain a license from the Department of Consumer Affairs.
The filing fee for both initial and renewal applications is $2,000. Renewal applications for licensed CCRCs must be submitted no later than August 31st of each year.
CCRCs may now file their initial and renewal applications using the Department's online licensing system! Preliminary applications may be filed online soon, but currently must be completed on paper and mailed to the Department.
*Please note the Department's new physical address is 293 Greystone Blvd., Ste. 400 | Columbia, SC | 29210*
**Mailings may still be sent to PO Box 5757 | Columbia, SC | 29250-5757**
For a directory of licensed continuing care retirement communities, please see our Licensee Lookup page.