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The Department of Consumer Affairs is working remotely for the safety of our employees and customers. You can still file a complaint and submit applications for licensing online.

You can also email general questions to scdca@scconsumer.gov or leave a voicemail by calling (803) 734-0359. We will return calls and emails as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience!

For COVID-19 resources for businesses and consumers, visit the COVID-19 Resources page.

Professional Employer Organizations

South Carolina law requires that all businesses offering Professional Employer Organization (PEO) services in the State be licensed by the Department of Consumer Affairs. Licenses are valid for up to two years.

The renewal period for PEO companies and PEO Groups begins on August 1st and ends on September 30th in each odd-numbered year. 

*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**

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