Criminal Histories may be requested online or via US mail. SLED Dissemination is no longer open to the public.

Individuals who qualify may apply for a new, renewal, or replacement CWP online or via US mail. more info... 





2020-02 COVID-19 Contingency Plan - Forensic Services

How to contact SLED - The public may reach SLED through telephone number (803) 737-9000 or through a mailing address of:
Post Office Box 21398
Columbia, SC 29221


The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) implemented a new Concealed Weapon Permit (CWP) system on May 1st, 2018. SLED in partnership with IdentoGo by IDEMIA, has developed the SLED EasyPath system. This streamlined system allows SLED to process CWP's as required by statute, while offering applicants a new online renewal process and adding a new online permit replacement feature as well.

In the next phase, SLED will implement a new online CWP registration and electronic fingerprinting capture system that will be available starting January 8th, 2019. This phase will allow applicants for a NEW SC CWP to begin the application online and set up an appointment at an available IdentoGo site. At the IdentoGo site they can submit their CWP application documentation and have their fingerprints taken and sent to SLED electronically. SLED will continue to process all submitted applications received from the IdentoGo appointments made online and any applications made by mail.

If you wish to continue to schedule your NEW CWP application onsite appointment, start an online permit renewal, or replacement application, please click this link, but if you wish to submit a paper application instead and mail directly to SLED, please click cancel.

Alcohol Licensing Questions
(803) 896-7253

Record Checks & Expungement Questions
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Records Checks (803) 896-1443 8:00-4:30
Expungements (803) 896-5972 8:00-4:30

To obtain a reduced fee record check verification account, a completed Charitable Account Application Form along with IRS documentation of Section 501 (c)(3) status must be submitted. You may type directly into the application form on this website and print a copy for mailing to SLED along with the IRS documentation.

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