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Submit a FOIA Request

The business of the South Carolina Department of Children's Advocacy (DCA) is open to public review, as is required by the state’s Freedom of Information Act. Individuals seeking access to public records pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) may submit written inquiries electronically to FOIA@childadvocate.sc.gov or by mail to:

 Freedom of Information Officer
 South Carolina Department of Children’s Advocacy
 205 Pendleton Street, Suite 471                  
 Columbia, SC 29201


Schedule of Fees 

  • Search/Retrieval Fee: $20.00 per hour
  • Redaction/Scanning Fee: $20.00 per hour
  • Copies in excess of 25 pages: $0.20 per page
  • Postage in excess of $5.00: Actual cost 

FOIA requests should be answered without charge when the request will benefit the public interest and requires minimal and/or a reasonable amount of employee time and photocopying expense. Any individual making a FOIA request which will result in a charge shall be notified in advance of the approximate cost for providing the requested information.