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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 scdca@scconsumer.gov.

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:

Athlete Agents

Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Credit Counseling

Discount Medical Plan Organizations

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:

Mortgage Brokers

Professional Employer Organizations