FOIA Requests

Pursuant to the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act, the First Circuit Solicitor’s Office will provide copies of public records in its custody, with the exception of exempt materials under S.C. Code §30-4-40. To assist the First Circuit Solicitor’s Office staff with the request and to better ensure a more accurate response, please be as specific as possible about the records you are requesting.

FOIA requests can be mailed to the following address:
First Circuit Solicitor’s Office
ATTN: FOIA Request
151 Docket Street
Orangeburg, SC 29115

Requests can also be emailed to:


Fees may be assessed for the search, retrieval, and redaction of records, and a deposit may be required. The First Circuit Solicitor’s Office charges the following fees as provided for under the Freedom of Information Act section 30-4-30(B):

  • Black and White Photocopies $0.30/pg
  • Color Photocopies $0.75/pg
  • CD/DVD or Replacement CD/DVD $5.00/Disc;
  • USB Drive or Replacement USB $10.00/16GB;
  • Search, retrieval, and redaction $20.00/hr.
  • Archive Retrieval Fee $40/file box


Payment is required in full before the public records are provided. If the request is deemed to be of a large volume, requesters will be notified and given an opportunity to narrow their request or will be required to pay a deposit of 25% in advance before the request will be fulfilled.

South Carolina Law provides that knowingly obtaining or using personal information from a public body for commercial solicitation is a crime pursuant to S.C. Code §30-2-50.