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* All chapter 23 statutes are at same link; all chapter 16 statutes at same link.
South Carolina Laws Regarding Registration
Who must register?
What information must registrants provide?
How frequently must they register? And for how long?
Quarterly/biannually 23-3-460(A)(B) *
For life 23-3-460(A) *
Do any registrants remain privately registered? If so, who?
Are there special restrictions for registrants even after supervision?
Residency 23-3-535 *
Against living in campus housing, state supported 23-3-465 *
Release to public, to newspapers 23-3-490 *
Electronic monitoring 23-3-540 *
Internet identifiers 23-3-555d *
Fees 62 D100 62.10
Is there a process for removal from the registry? If so, who qualifies and what is the process?
What is the registration requirement for someone with a sexual offense who is visiting the state?
Ten or more days, according to these FAQs citing § 23-3-430 (A) However, 23-3-430(A) doesn’t say that as far as I can tell.
What is the registration requirement for someone with a sexual offense who will be moving to the state to live or to attend school?
Within three days 23-3-460(G) *
State Laws Regarding Sexual Offenses and Offenders, other than registration
What sexual offenses can people be convicted of, and what are the ranges of sentences?
16-3-652 – 659; 16-3-755; 16-3-800 – 820
Does the state have lifetime supervision?
Lifetime electronic monitoring can be allowed for those on lifetime registration 23-3-540(H) *
Does the state have indeterminate sentencing?
What are the state civil commitment laws?
What is the age of consent?
Age 16 16-3-655(2)
Are there “Romeo and Juliet” laws or other laws specific to young people?
No. Mistake of age may be used as a defense in some cases.
Info for State Advocates
Are felons allowed to vote? If so, when is this right restored?
Yes, after prison, parole, and probation
What does the state say about persons who are required to register?
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How does the state’s legislative process work?
How can I locate legislation regarding sexual offense issues?
Must create account
May search by a variety of methods, including by subject and an index
Best keywords are:
Sex offender; sexual offense; sex offense registry
How to sign up for notifications of bill movement:
Offers free and subscription services
Most important legislative committees for our issues are:
Joint Sentencing reform oversight
Contact info for state legislators can be found at:
Other Useful State Information
Contact information for state registry office
SOUTH CAROLINA LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION
4400 BROAD RIVER ROAD
COLUMBIA, SC 29210
Email form at link (must accept terms, do captcha, choose contact)
NARSOL state affiliate website or blog:
None at this time.
Other helpful state advocacy groups:
Other registrant-friendly state support groups:
Other helpful information
* All chapter 23 statutes are at the same link