South Carolina's Flagship University

Regulatory Pathfinder
for Coastal Development in South Carolina

Contact Information for State Regulators

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is supervised by the South Carolina Board of Health and Environmental Control. S.C. Code Ann. Section 44-1-20. DHEC's responsibilities are dynamic, and include inspecting restaurants, investigating environmental pollution, responding to chemical spills, responding to disease outbreaks, and protecting our coastal resources. DHEC's responsibilities are divided into four deputy areas, including: Environmental Quality Control, Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, Health Regulation, and Health Service.

Address: 2600 Bull St. Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-898-3432
Website: www.scdhec.gov

Ocean & Coastal Resource Management (OCRM)- SC DHEC
Charleston Office (Main Office)
1362 McMillan Ave. Ste. 400, Charleston, SC 29405
Telephone: 843-953-0200
Fax: 843-953-0201

Beaufort Office
104 Parker Dr., Beaufort, SC 29906
Telephone: 843-846-9400
Fax: 843-846-9810

Myrtle Beach
927 Shine Ave., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Telephone: 843-238-4528
Fax: 843-238-4526

Website: www.scdhec.gov/environment/ocrm/

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources works to improve South Carolina's quality of life by protecting and conserving South Carolina's natural resources. As part of this objective the Department of Natural Resources issues state fishing and hunting licenses, as well as rules and regulations regarding boating, hunting and fishing. The Department is responsible for the South Carolina Environmental Awareness Award and the South Carolina Endangered Wildlife Fund.

Region 4- Charleston (Horry, Hampton, Georgetown, Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester, Colleton, Beaufort and Jasper Counties)
Street Address: 217 Ft. Johnson Rd., Charleston, SC 29422
Mailing Address: PO Box 12559, Charleston, SC 29422
Phone Numbers:
  • Freshwater Fisheries 843-953-5160
  • Wildlife 843-953-5291
  • Land, Water and Conservation 843-953-9314
  • Law Enforcement 843-953-9307
  • Marine Resources 843-953-9300
  • Dennis Wildlife Center, 305 Black Oak Rd., Bonneau, SC 29431
Website: www.dnr.sc.gov

South Carolina Attorney General
Mailing Address:
The Honorable Henry McMaster
P.O. Box 11549
Columbia, SC 29211

Office Location:
Rembert Dennis Building
1000 Assembly Street, Room 519
Columbia, SC 29201

Telephone: 803-734-3970
Website: www.scattorneygeneral.org

South Carolina Energy Office
The South Carolina Energy Office provides a broad range of resources designed to help citizens, businesses, and public entities save energy - and money - through greater efficiency, better information, and enhanced environmental quality.

South Carolina Energy Office
1201 Main Street, Suite 430
Columbia, SC 29201
Toll-free: 800-851-8899
Website: www.energy.sc.gov

South Carolina State Budget and Control Board
PO Box 12444, Columbia, SC 29211
Telephone: 803-734-2320
Fax: 803-734-2117
Website: www.bcb.sc.gov

Last Updated October 29, 2010


This project was supported through a generous grant from the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium. The principal investigator is Professor Kim Diana Connolly at the University of South Carolina School of Law. Two law students, Keith Bartlett and Valerie Cochran, provided invaluable work toward project completion. Technical assistance with web design was provided by USC School of Law webmaster Tobias Brasier. Broken links should be reported to lawweb@law.sc.edu. This website is NOT intended as legal advice, and particularized analysis by professionals should be sought wherever appropriate.