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The Department is currently working at a limited capacity onsite. 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.


National Consumer Protection Week 2020

National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is an annual event in the first full week of March.

It encourages individuals and businesses to learn about their consumer rights and how to keep themselves secure. SCDCA holds multiple free shred events throughout the state of South Carolina for business and consumers to come and shred up to three boxes of information. We also hold free webinars on different topics for consumer protection and education and phone banks at news stations throughout the state.

For a schedule of events for NCPW 2020, click here.

Getting ready for a phone bank at Live 5 News


Request a Presentation

Education is a core component of DCA's mission. We strive to ensure consumers and businesses alike are aware of their rights and responsibilities in the marketplace. Our staff is available to present to your constituents, employees, community group, association or club on a number of topics. For more information on the types of presentations we provide, click here.

To request a presentation, fill out this presentation request form and send it to

SCDCA gives a presentation


Find Out Where We Are!

We update our agency calendar with all public events that we attend/hold across South Carolina. Click here to see if there is a presentation near you!


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