State Regulations for South Carolina

Date Revised: 01/12/2018

Governing Body: 

South Carolina | Department of Disabilities and Special Needs

South Carolina | Department of Health and Environmental Control

South Carolina | Department of Social Services

License Required for Day Camps : 
Yes
License Required for Resident Camps: 
Yes
License Information: 

Day Camps:

Day camps which allow campers to attend for 3 consecutive weeks or longer are considered Child Care Centers and must be licensed by the Department of Social Services.

If not licensed by the Department of Social Services, then day camps must be licensed by the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs if providing services to children with special needs

 

Residential Camps: 

Residential camps providing services to those with special needs need to be licensed with the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs

Criminal Background Checks Required: 
Yes
Criminal Background Checks Information: 

Only Day Camps required to be licensed as Child Care Centers and those licensed to provide services to those with special needs are required to run state and federal level fingerprint checks on all employees and volunteers.

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division
Central Records Department

4400 Broad River Road
Columbia, SC 29221
(803) 896-7216

$25 per search ($8.00 for charitable organizations)

State Allows FBI Checks: 
No
Driving Record Checks: 

request form is available at the South Carolina DMV Web Site.

  • $6 fee
State Sex Offender Registry: 
Minimum Wage: 

N/A*

*Federal minimum wage rate applies

Minimum Wage Coverage and Exemptions: 

No specified state-level exemptions. Federal FLSA exemptions applies for those covered by Act.

Subminimum Wage: 

No specified state-level Subminimum Wage. Federal FLSA Subminimum Wage rules applies for those covered by Act.

Overtime Pay Requirements: 

No specified state-level requirements. Federal FLSA ovetime pay requirements apply for those covered by Act.

Overtime Pay Exemptions: 

No specified state-level overtime page requirement exemptions. Federal FLSA overtime pay exemptions apply for those covered by Act.

Meal/Rest Period Requirements: 

No specified state-level meal/rest period requirements. Federal FLSA meal/rest period requirements apply for those covered by Act.

Student Exemption from Unemployment Tax: 
No
Student Exemption Information: 
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