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Processing times for applications and requests are longer than normal due to COVID 19 and the high volume of new applications.  Submit all application questions to  Please review the NMLS website prior to contacting the Division.  


***NMLS and NMLS Consumer Access will be unavailable Wednesday, July 21,2021 8:00 p.m. ET through Monday, July 26, 2021 7:00 a.m. ET due to system updates.***





Submit a FOIA Request

As required by South Carolina’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), South Carolina Code Sections 30-4-10 et seq. and subject to exemptions set forth in Section 30-4-40, the business of the South Carolina State Board of Financial Institutions, Office of the Commissioner of Consumer Finance is open to public review.

To avoid any delays investigation your FOIA request, please be sure to file with the correct agency as listed below. 

1. For request regarding a Mortgage Broker, please file with the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs 

2. For requests regarding a mortgage loan through a federally chartered bank, please file with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

3. For requests regarding a mortgage loan through a state-chartered bank, please file with the South Carolina State Board of Financial Institutions, Division of Banking.

4. For requests related to Mortgage Lenders or Originators, Supervised Lenders, Restricted Lenders, Deferred Presentment Service Providers, or Check Cashing Service Providers please file with our Division.  You may email us at  Please list “FOIA Request” in the subject line of the email and include your full name in the body of the email. Do not include any attachments or personal information, i.e. social security numbers, account numbers, credit/debit card numbers, etc. Once your initial email is received a FOIA request form will be emailed to you to complete and return.  The FOIA request is officially received by the Division when the completed FOIA form is returned to the Division. Once the completed request form is received, someone will contact you with instructions on how to securely send any necessary documentation.  If you prefer, you may mail request via U.S. Mail to the address below.


SC State Board of Financial Institutions,

Consumer Finance Division

1205 Pendleton Street, Suite 306

Columbia, SC 29201


FOIA Fee Schedule (PDF)