Section 58-36-120 (Penalties)

Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be subject to a civil penalty not to exceed one thousand dollars for each violation. Actions to recover the penalty provided for in this section shall be brought by the Attorney General at the request of the injured party in the proper forum in and for the county in which the cause, or some part thereof, arose or in which the defendant has its principal place of business or resides. All penalties recovered in any such actions shall be equally divided between the state’s general fund and the Office of the Attorney General.

This chapter does not affect any civil remedies for personal injury or property damage except as otherwise specifically provided for in this chapter. The penalty provisions of this chapter are cumulative to, and not in conflict with, provisions of law with respect to civil remedies for personal injury or property damage.

Submitting a Damage Claim to the Attorney General

If you want to submit a damage claim to the Attorney General for review and a decision with regard to enforcement by the Attorney General, please fill out the form below and email it to

**SC811 only facilitates the process of contacting the Attorney General by providing this form and the proper channel to make contact. Please do not contact SC811 if you have any questions about the status of any potential action by the Attorney General. If you have any questions, please contact the Attorney General’s office directly at the above referenced email address. Claims are not confidential and may be disclosed to the reported party or entity. Additionally, all submissions are subject to disclosure pursuant to the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act § 30-4-10 et seq. **

Enforcement Adequacy By State

Enforcement Flow Chart