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
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.