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You can file a complaint and submit applications for licensing online. Filings you do not wish to make, or that are not available, online can 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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The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs ("SCDCA"/ "Department") is the state's consumer protection agency.  Established in 1974, SCDCA has more than forty years of experience in protecting South Carolina consumers while recognizing those businesses that act honestly and fairly. If you'd like to learn more about what we do, visit the "About Us" page.      

Recent News

South Carolinians Reminded to "Be Battery Smart" in Observation of National Battery Day

The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs joins the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and Palmetto Poison Center in promoting the safe use and recycling of household batteries.

2024 Homeowners Association Complaint Report Released

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is releasing the 2024 Homeowners Association (HOA) Complaint Report.

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