South Carolina Property Transfer: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste facilities:

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Transfer: South Carolina Code Annotated (S.C. Code Ann.) 30-5-36

Treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) closure rules: South Carolina Code of Regulations (R.) 61-79.265

Residential property: S.C. Code Ann. 27-50-10 to 27-50-110

Superfund and brownfields:

Voluntary cleanups of contaminated sites: S.C. Code Ann. 44-56-740

Scenic Rivers Program and property tax exemptions: S.C. Code Ann. 49-29-100

South Carolina Coastal Zone Management Act, S.C. Code Ann. 48-39-10 to 48-39-360

Regulatory Agencies

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Bureau of Land and Waste Management

DHEC Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM)

DHEC Bureau of Water

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. South Carolina has no property transfer law that requires the South Carolina Department of Environmental Control (DHEC) to certify the condition of property before a real estate transfer may take place. The state follows the federal rules that require hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) owners and operators to record in the appropriate land records certain information about the facility when it is transferred or closed. Closure rules for hazardous waste TSDFs are covered in the state section CLOSURE AND POST-CLOSURE PLANS.

The state also has established disclosure requirements for the transfer of residential property consisting of one to four dwelling units.

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South Carolina Property Transfer Resources

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