How to contact SLED
public may reach SLED through telephone number (803) 737-9000 or through a mailing
Post Office Box 21398
Columbia, SC 29221
Concealed Weapons Permits, Security Guard, and Private Investigator Questions
The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is experiencing a tremendous influx of concealed weapon permit
applications, both new and renewal. The applications are processed in the order in which they are received,
starting from the date SLED actually receives the application. Processing is taking the full ninety days on both
new and renewals. Please know that we are processing all applications as quickly as possible, while maintaining
the quality of backgrounds required by law. Your patience is greatly appreciated during this time.
*Below is a temporary change in the concealed weapons permit law enacted during the 2013 legislative session.
Temporary provisos are enacted in the State budget and are only effective for the State fiscal year
(July 1 - June 30); unless re-enacted they expire on June 30, 2014.
62.22. (CWP Renewal and Replacement) A concealed weapons permit may not be suspended by a state official,
agent, or employee supported by state funds if the permit holder has initiated a renewal or replacement
application and the processing and issuance of a renewal or replacement permit is delayed for administrative
reasons. A concealed weapons permit remains valid during the pendency of the renewal or replacement process
so long as the application for replacement renewal is submitted prior to the expiration of the permit.
Alcohol Licensing Questions
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,
Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs)
Please report suspicious activities to (803) 896-7133 or email@example.com