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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 email@example.com.
On July 1, 2006, the regulation of Preneed Funeral Contracts was transferred to the Department. The law requires that a funeral home be licensed to sell Preneed Funeral Contracts. All monies received for a Preneed Funeral Contract must be deposited into a trust account or burial insurance policy. Each Preneed Funeral Contract must be submitted to the Department accompanied by a $20 filing fee, part of which goes into the loss reimbursement fund.
There is an Initial/New Preneed Funeral Contracts Licensing fee of $250 and a renewal fee of $200. The Preneed Funeral Contracts License must be renewed by September 30th of every odd-numbered year.
For a list of currently licensed Preneed Funeral Contract Providers, please see our Licensee Lookup page.
Initial and renewal filings are now available on the Department's new online licensing system!
*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 licensed Preneed Funeral Contract providers:
S.C. Code Ann. § 32-7-10 et seq.
Funeral Directors are licensed by the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation:
S.C. Code Ann. § 40-19-5 et seq.