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South Carolina Administrative, Court, and Government Directory

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Below is a directory of the South Carolina administrative, court, and government offices. This also includes the staff in most locations.

Capital: Columbia
4,625,364 (2010 Census)
State Website:

Administrative Office of the Courts

Court Administration
1015 Sumter St., Suite 200 Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 734-1800; Fax: (803) 734-1355
Director: Rosalyn W. Frierson

Attorney Discipline

Office of Disciplinary Counsel
1015 Sumter St., Suite 309 Columbia, SC 29201
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 12159 Columbia, SC 29211
(803) 734-2038; Fax: (803) 734-1964
Disciplinary Counsel: Lesley M. Coggiola

Attorney General

Office of the Attorney General
Rembert C. Dennis Office Bldg., Room 519 1000 Assembly St.
P.O. Box 11549 Columbia, SC 29211-1549
(803) 734-3970; Fax: (803) 253-6283
Atty. General: Alan Wilson (Republican)
Elected; next election Nov. 2014

Banking Department

Office of the Commissioner of Banking
1205 Pendleton St., Suite 305 Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 734-2001; Fax: (803) 734-2013
Commissioner: Louie A. Jacobs

Bar Admissions

Office of Bar Admissions
Supreme Court of South Carolina
1231 Gervais St. Columbia, SC 29201
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 11330 Columbia, SC 29211
(803) 734-1080; Fax: (803) 734-0394
14 hours CLE required per year including 2 hours of ethics or professional responsibility.
No admission without exam.

Bar Association

South Carolina Bar
950 Taylor St. P.O. Box 608 Columbia, SC 29202-0608
(803) 799-6653; Fax: (803) 799-4118
Exec. Dir.: Robert S. Wells
Integrated Bar
Annual Convention: January, 2015

Client Protection Fund

Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection South Carolina Bar
950 Taylor St. P.O. Box 608 Columbia, SC 29202
(803) 799-6653, Ext. 141; Fax: (803) 799-5290
Contact: Kimberly Hamilton

Commerce Department

Department of Commerce
1201 Main St., Suite 1600 Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 737-0400; Fax: (803) 737-0418
Secretary: Robert M. Hittin

Corporations Officers

Corporation/UCC Department
Department of State
1205 Pendleton St. Columbia, SC 29201
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 11350 Columbia, SC 29211
(803) 734-2170; Fax: (803) 734-1614, 734-2164
Dir., Business Filings Div.: Jody H. Steigerwalt (803) 734-2345

Criminal History Board

State Law Enforcement Division Criminal Records
4400 Broad River Rd. Columbia, SC 29212
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 21398 Columbia, SC 29221-1398
(803) 896-7142; Fax: (803) 896-7022

Governor's Office

Office of the Governor
1205 Pendleton St. Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 734-2100; Fax: (803) 734-5167
Governor: Nikki Randhawa Haley (Republican)
Next election Nov. 2014

Highest State Court

Supreme Court
1231 Gervais St. Columbia, SC 29201
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 11330 Columbia, SC 29211
(803) 734-1080; Fax: (803) 734-1499
Chief Justice: Jean H. Tbal
Clerk of the Supreme Court: Daniel E. Shearouse

Insurance Department

Department of Insurance
1201 Main St., Suite 1000 Columbia, SC 29201
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 100105 Columbia, SC 29202-3105
(803) 737-6160; Fax: (803) 737-6205
Financial Examinations: (803) 737-6116
Director: Ray Farmer
Fax: (803) 737-6159
Dir., Legal Division: Gwen Fuller McGrifF

Motor Vehicle Office

South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles
10311 Wilson Blvd., Bldg. C, Blythewood, SC 29016
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1498 Blythewood, SC 29016
(803) 896-5000; Fax: (803) 896-5018
Fee for obtaining abstract (Form MV-70): $6.00
Fee for obtaining accident report (Form FR-50): $6.00


South Carolina State Highway Patrol
10311 Wilson Blvd. P.O. Box 1993 Blythewood, SC 29016
(803) 896-7920; Fax: (803) 896-3806
Commander: Col. Michael Oliver

Probate, Recording and Notary Certificate Offices

Estate & Wills: County Probate Judges Office
Deeds and Mortgages: County Clerics of Cts. or Register of Deeds, where office exists
Notary Certificates: Secretary of State, Notary Div. (803) 734-2512 ($2.00)

Senators, U.S.

Lindsey O. Graham (Republican)
290 Russell Senate Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-5972

Tim Scott (Republican)
167 Russell Senate Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-6121

Secretary of State

Office of the Secretary of State
Edgar Brown Bldg., Suite 525 1205 Pendleton St. Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 734-2170; Fax: (803) 734-1661
Secretary of State: Mark Hammond (Republican)
Elected; next election Nov. 2014

Tax Department

Department of Revenue
300A Outlet Pointe Blvd. Columbia, SC 29214
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 125 Columbia, SC 29214-0402 (803) 898-5000
Individual Income Tax: (803) 898-5709
Corporate Tax: (803) 896-1730
Estate Tax: (803) 898-5756
Forms: (800) 768-3676
Director: William M. Blume, Jr.

Victim Compensation Program

State Office of Victim Assistance
Edgar A. Brown Bldg.
1205 Pendleton St., Room 401 Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 734-1900; Fax: (803) 734-1708
Victims Only: (800) 220-5370
S.C. Code of Laws, 1976§§16-3-1110 to 16-3-1420 (As amended)

Vital Statistics

Division of Vital Records
Office of Public Health Statistics & Information Services
Department of Health and Environmental Control
2600 Bull St. Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 898-3630; Fax: (803) 898-3595

Births, Deaths - 1915; Marriages - July, 1950; Divorces - July, 1962.

Certifications only issued to persons entitled by law. All requests must be made in writing and include a clear photocopy of applicants valid, government issued photo identification.

Search fee (non-refundable, includes certified copy of record, if found) - $12.00; additional copies if ordered at same time - $3.00 each.

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