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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.

Online Filing

Licensure Gateway

The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) is implementing a new licensing database.  Filing online through the Licensure Gateway reduces the time needed by applicants to submit required documents and decreases processing time by DCA staff.  Programs are being added in phases. Please check the listing below to see what is currently available.  

How to use our new online licensing system:

Guides:

Videos:

Please add NOREPLY@SCCONSUMER.GOV to your safe senders list or address book. All emails generated within the licensing system come from this address. Adding it will help ensure that you receive communications regarding your application status. 

Programs available on the online licensing system:

Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Credit Counseling

Motor Clubs

Pawnbrokers

Physical Fitness Services

Preneed Funeral

Prepaid Legal

Registered Creditors - What Do I Need To File? (PDF)

Coming Soon! Click links below to download forms:

Athlete Agents

Discount Medical Plan Organizations

Mortgage Brokers

Professional Employer Organizations