Freedom of Information Act Fee Schedule - July 2019

The South Carolina Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) aids in helping to ensure an informed citizenry and increase transparency by providing ready access to public documents held by public bodies, officers, or employees and meetings where the business of the people is being conducted.


Copying and Printing

Black and White: $0.10 (per page) up to the prevailing commercial rate

Color Copies: $0.25 (per page) up to the prevailing commercial rate


  • Electronic version:  Hourly rate (for search and retrieval)
  • Printed, Letter or Legal size (color or black and white):  $0.25 (per page) up to the prevailing commercial rate
  • Larger sizes  (e.g. 3’ x 3’) (color or black and white):  $5.00 up to the prevailing commercial rate


Mail and Other Fees

Postage: Actual cost of postage, shipping, and packaging


Please Note

A deposit of no more than twenty-five percent of the anticipated costs may be required prior to searching for or making copies of responsive records. The balance due of actual costs must be paid at the time of production. If actual costs are lower than the initial deposit, a refund will be issued.



Search, Retrieval, and Redaction Disclaimer

Hourly Rate TBD*

*Hourly rates will not exceed that of the lowest-paid employee who has the necessary skills and training to process the request.