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 an Enforcement Claim to the Attorney General

If you would like to report a complaint involving violations of South Carolina excavation laws, please submit your detailed complaint online through the following link or use the QR code below. Please provide as much detail about the situation as possible, including photos, maps, and any other documentation to demonstrate what happened.

or you can fill out the form below, and email the form and any supporting documents or photos 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. **

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