The South Carolina Freedom of Information Act allows the public to access governmental public records within South Carolina. Everyone is eligible to access public records, regardless of their characteristics. This is a template form for requesting public records in South Carolina under the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act.
Name of State Act:
Freedom of Information Act
Police reports, information about disabled people, employee information for commercial purposes, investigation documents, attorney communications, bank/business transactions, tax returns
15 Business Days
We have curated some of the most commonly asked questions for you.
Do I have to file a formal FOI request to get information?
Before filing a formal FOI request, you may want to call or visit the public body and just ask for the information you're seeking. A formal FOI request may not be needed.
How much can a public body charge me for providing the records?
A public body may charge only the actual cost of gathering and copying records in response to your request. Records must be furnished at the lowest possible cost and in a convenient and practical form. The agency may require a deposit. A reasonable cost is 10 to 25-cents a page. If you are quoted more than that, ask for a detailed explanation of the charges and challenge excessive costs with the agency head or governing body.
Are salaries public information?
Yes, with certain limits. The FOIA requires release of exact salaries of public employees who make $50,000 or more. Below that, salaries must be released in $4,000 ranges.
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