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How do I find a school?

K-12 Education

Find a School or School District
Find contact information and web links for public schools and school districts.
SC School Report Cards
Annual school report cards provide educators and citizens with information to evaluate the performance of public schools.
Parent's Guide to Public Schools
Helpful information about the public school system for new or current residents.
Private Schools
Contact information for private schools in South Carolina, arranged by county.

Higher Education

Colleges and Universities
Information about colleges and universities in South Carolina and links to their web sites.

How do I find grant information?

Grants Research Collection
The SC State Library offers extensive grant research assistance, including tutorials, list of funding resources, and grant writing and research events.
Grant Services
SC Department of Administration Grant Services.

How do I find my legislator?

South Carolina's General Assembly

Find Your Legislator
Locate a South Carolina legislator by zip code.
General Assembly - Senate
Senators, meetings, rules, calendar, committees, and contact information.
General Assembly - House of Representatives
Representatives, meetings, rules, calendar, committees, and contact information.

US Congressional Delegates

US Senate
Senators, committees, legislation, and records.
US House
Representatives, schedules, and legislation.
Congressional Delegation
Senators and Representatives for South Carolina.

Local Governments

Cities and Towns
Alphabetical list of South Carolina cities, towns, and Census Designated Places.
Counties
Individual county government links.

How do I find South Carolina laws?

Code of Laws
South Carolina Code of Laws listed by title number.
Code of Regulations
Code of Regulations listed by chapter number and state agency.
SC Constitution
South Carolina Constitution listed by article.

How do I get homework help?

Fast Facts About South Carolina
Quickly find the basic facts about South Carolina, including population and land area.
DISCUS - SC's Virtual Library
Find magazine and newspaper articles, reference material, maps, pictures, student and teacher resources, and much more.
SC Reference Room
Find links to a broad range of information about South Carolina by topic.
State History
Brief history of South Carolina.
State Symbols
Official state seals, plants, foods, animals, and more.
SC Statistical Abstract
Economic, demographic, and social data produced by a variety of state and federal agencies.
SC Statehouse Student's Page
Learn about South Carolina state government and link to other cool sites.

How do I get licensed?

Driver and Vehicle Licenses

Driver's License
Obtain, renew, or replace a driver's license.
Vehicle Registration
Register your vehicle with South Carolina.
Watercraft Registration
Register or title your boat or personal watercraft.

Business Licenses

License and Permit Guide
SC Business One Stop resource guide for the Licenses, Permits, and Registrations (LPRs) required for doing business in South Carolina.
Business Filings
Registration of incorporated businesses, limited liability companies (LLC's), non-profit organizations, and professional associations.
Notary Licensing
Obtain a notary license or renew an existing notary license.
Department of Insurance Online Services
Licensing, training, and department database searches.
Department of Consumer Affairs Licensing
Licensing for mortgage brokers, consumer credit counselors, athletic agents, professional employer services, and more.
Pesticide License Renewals
Renew a Dealer, Commercial, Non-Commercial, or Business pesticide license.

Hunting and Fishing Licenses

Hunting and Fishing Licenses
Purchase South Carolina hunting and fishing licenses.

Professional Licenses

Labor, Licensing, and Regulations
The S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (LLR) promotes the health, safety, and economic well-being of the public through regulation, licensing, enforcement, training, and education.
Verify a Professional License
Verify the credentials of professionals in South Carolina and determine if the license is clear of disciplinary actions.

How do I get tax information?

Individuals

SC Individual Income Tax
Rates, returns, filing, and frequently asked questions.
South Carolina Taxes
The Department of Revenue administers 32 taxes in South Carolina. Get basic information about each.
Tax Publications
Guides, updates, and summaries for South Carolina taxes.

Businesses

Business Tax Guide
Comprehensive guide for new and existing businesses.
Business Tax Publications
Tax guides and legislative updates.
Federal Tax Information - IRS
Filing, regulations, and compliance.
SC Corporate Income Tax
Rates, credits, filing requirements, and frequently asked questions.
Tax Workshops
Workshops and seminars sponsored by the Department of Revenue.

How do I get vital records?

Vital Records
Birth, death, divorce, and marriage certificates.
Vital Records Request
Order birth, death, marriage, and divorce records online.
Vital Records - Dept. of Archives and History
Historical vital records for research.

How do I make a complaint?

Complaint Instructions - SC Department of Consumer Affairs
File your complaint with the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs.
File an Employment Discrimination Complaint
Complaint guide by the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission.
Better Business Bureau
Make complaints against organiztions, or research an organization's complaint history.
Health Licensing Complaints
Instructions to file a complaint against a licensed activity or provider.
State Agency Complaints
State Ethics Commission guide to file a written complaint against any public official, public member, public employee, or candidate for public office.
State Law Enforcement Complaints
Process and instructions for filing a complaint.
Utilities Complaints - Office of Regulatory Staff
Online complaint/inquiry form.
Consumer Information - Federal Trade Commission
Publications about credit, e-commerce, identity theft, privacy, telemarketing, and more.
Department of Consumer Affairs
File a complaint, or get lemon law, auto insurance, and credit information.
Ethics Commission
Advisory opinions, audits, and investigations for state agency ethics.
Register a Securities Complaint
If you have information indicating that a firm or individual may offer unregistered securities, act as an unregistered securities dealer or agent, or engage in any fraud in connection with the sale of securities, you may submit a complaint.

How do I register to vote?

Voter Registration

Voter Registration
Application, residency requirements, and online verification.

Helpful Voting Resources

Elected Officials
Statewide elected officials and legislative districts.
Find Your Legislator
Locate a South Carolina legislator by zip code.

How do I report litter?

Palmetto Pride: Litter Enforcement
Anti-litter organization. Call the hotline to report litter: 1-877-7 Litter!

How do I start a business?

Start Up Guides

IRS Guide for Starting a Business
Basic federal tax information for people who are starting a business.
SBA Start Up Guide
Small business guide intended to serve as a roadmap for starting a business.
Tax Guide for Starting a Small Business
Tax obligations for new small businesses in South Carolina.

Business Licenses

SC Business One Stop
SC Business One Stop resource guide for the Licenses, Permits, and Registrations (LPRs) required for doing business in South Carolina.
Business Filings
Registration of incorporated businesses, limited liability companies (LLC's), non-profit organizations, and professional associations

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