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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 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.

Help for Homeowners

Questions about HOAs?

State law (S.C. Code Ann. § 27-30-340) requires DCA to collect certain data from complaints involving homeowners associations (HOA). SCDCA is reviewing the complaint data received in conjunction with the complaint forms for potential improvements. Any suggestions for content or process improvements may be submitted to DCA by e-mail or snail mail.

For more information on the Homeowners Association Act and other HOA education, click here.

Facing Foreclosure?

If you are having trouble making your mortgage payment, you are in the right place.   Below are links to frequently asked questions for consumers facing foreclosure in SC and other resources to help you stay in your home or otherwise avoid foreclosure.

Help Is Available

  • Federal Resources - Educational materials on mortgages and foreclosure from various federal agencies.

  • Understanding Mortgage Loans (PDF) -This brochure can help you determine what is best for your situation, become familiar with mortgage loan terms, and learn what is involved in the application process.

  • Veterans in Financial Distress - The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Home Loan website gives information about mortgage assistance and contact information for questions.