South Carolina Secretary of the State

The South Carolina Secretary of the State is responsible for overseeing state wide elections in the State. Often and most likely the Secretary of State also is responsible for registering business entities, and granting them the right to do business within the state, registering secured transactions, and granting access to public documents.

The Secretary of the State websites generally provide information to searchable election and business databases, and publishes information on how to establish a business in the state.

The SOS Office is responsible for but not limited to the following responsibilities:

  • Campaign finance reporting
  • Charities
  • Corporations
  • Professional Licenses
  • Commissions
  • State Elections
  • Lobbying disclosure
  • State Notaries
1205 Pendleton Street, Columbia, SC, 29201