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At this time, 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

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

Consumer Grantor Notification

The S.C. Consumer Protection Code requires that the persons who make consumer credit sales, leases or loans or persons who engage in rent-to-own, and persons who take assignments of rights against debtors arising from such transactions are required to file a notification form and pay a notification fee to the S.C. Department of Consumer Affairs for each location at which such transactions are made. The notification fee is $120.00 per location.

*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**


Consumer Grantor Notification

Consumer Grantor Notification for Rent-to-Own Businesses

Filing Forms

Consumer Grantor Notification Forms

Consumer Credit Grantor Rent-to-Own Forms

 Additional Information