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

CWP holders who qualify may renew online or via US mail. Fingerprinting services are not provided by SLED. more info...  

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

Concealed Weapons Permits, Security Guard, and Private Investigator Questions
(803) 896-7015
For information regarding the recent changes to the concealed weapon permit law, effective February 11, 2014, please click on the following link:
CWP Law Summary

For a copy of the NEW CWP laws (S. 308), please click here.

Alcohol Licensing Questions
(803) 896-6475
(803) 896-7488

Record Checks & Expungement Questions
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
(803) 896-1443 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.

For Fusion Center information, click here.

Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs)
Please report suspicious activities to (803) 896-7133 or