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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 scdca@scconsumer.gov.

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Recent News

Mon, 10/04/2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – It has been nearly two years since the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA, the Department) began representing the interests of consumers under the Department’s…

Wed, 09/29/2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – If you use the internet for finance management, shopping, social media or anything else, cybersecurity should be a top priority. The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs…

Fri, 09/03/2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) has finalized the consumer education and disclosure documents for the new regulation on the marketing and sale of…

Wed, 08/04/2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Whether you are buying back-to-school items for virtual or in-person school attendance, take advantage of tax-free weekend this weekend, August 6-8, 2021. The South Carolina…

Tue, 08/03/2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The numbers are in. For the calendar year of 2020, the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) received 3,735 complaints and saved/refunded…

Tue, 07/20/2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) submitted…

Fri, 07/02/2021

COLUMBIA, SC – July 2, 2021 – The Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS), along with the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), AARP, Frank Knapp, Jr., the Sierra Club, the South Carolina…

Thu, 07/01/2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is releasing its 2020 Mortgage Log Report and 10 Year Snapshot. As the tenth annual report, it compares mortgage…

Wed, 06/09/2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is announcing the roll out of a new regulation on the marketing and sale of renewable energy, including solar.  The law…

Thu, 04/15/2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Buying a car can be one of the most expensive decisions a consumer will ever make. In celebration of Financial Literacy Month, the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs is…

Tue, 04/06/2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is highlighting the importance of financial literacy during National Financial Literacy Month. SCDCA is offering tips and…

Wed, 03/17/2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Scammers are waiting in the wings to take advantage of consumers looking for help from the American Rescue Plan. The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is…