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Directory South Carolina DNR

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  • Aquatic Education 803-737-8483
  • Boating Titling & Registration 803-734-3857
  • Buy Licenses 24 hours a day 1-866-714-3611
  • Hunter & Boater Education 1-800-277-4301
  • Hunting & Fishing 803-734-3886
  • Invasive Aquatic Plants 803-755-2836
  • Licenses 803-734-3833
  • Nuisance Wildlife Call Regional Wildlife Offices
  • Saltwater Fishing & Shrimp Baiting 843-953-9312
  • South Carolina Wildlife magazine subscriptions 1-800-678-7227
  • Shellfish Recycling 843- 953-9300
  • To Report Tagged Fish 1-888-TAGS-4-SC
  • To Report Violations 1-800-922-5431

Main Office

1000 Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29201

Mailing Address: PO Box 167, Columbia, SC 29202-0167

  • Boat Titling & Registration 803-734-3857
  • Geological Survey, 5 Geology Road, Columbia 29210 803-896-7714
  • Heritage Preserves 803-734-3893
  • Human Resources 803-734-4400
  • Land, Water & Conservation Division 803-734-9100
  • Law Enforcement 803-734-4002
  • Licenses 803-734-3833
  • South Carolina Wildlife magazine 803-734-3944
  • Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries 803-734-3886

Regional Offices

Region 1 – Clemson

Oconee, Pickens, Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Laurens, Abbeville, Greenwood, Union, Cherokee, McCormick, Edgefield counties

311 Natural Resources Dr., Clemson, SC 29631

Mailing Address: 311 Natural Resources Dr., Clemson, SC 29631-3253

Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, Land, Water and Conservation, Outreach and Support Services, Law Enforcement 864-654-1671

Region 2 – Florence

York, Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster, Kershaw, Lee, Chesterfield, Marlboro, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Williamsburg counties

295 S. Evander Dr., Florence, SC 29506

Mailing Address: 295 S. Evander Dr., Florence, SC 29506-4211

  • Fisheries 843-661-4767
  • Land, Water and Conservation 803-764-9100
  • Law Enforcement 843-661-4766
  • Wildlife 843-661-4768

Region 3 – Columbia

Newberry, Saluda, Aiken, Lexington, Richland, Calhoun, Orangeburg, Barnwell, Allendale, Bamberg, Sumter, Clarendon counties

1000 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Mailing Address: PO Box 167, Columbia, SC 29202-0167

  • Land, Water and Conservation 803-764-9100
  • Law Enforcement 803-755-1832
  • Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries 803-734-3886

Region 4 – Charleston

Horry, Hampton, Georgetown, Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester, Colleton, Jasper, Beaufort counties

217 Ft. Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29412

Mailing Address: PO Box 12559, Charleston, SC, 29422-2559

  • Boat Titling and Registration 843-953-9301
  • Commercial Saltwater Licenses 843-953-9301
  • Freshwater Fisheries 843-825-3388
  • Land, Water and Conservation 803-764-9100
  • Law Enforcement 843-953-9307
  • Marine Resources 843-953-9300
  • Wildlife 843-953-5291

Thank You!

Manufacturers of hunting and fishing equipment (arms, ammunition and manufactured fishing tackle) support the programs of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources through the collection of an excise tax at the federal level. These taxes are pro-rated to state fish and wildlife agencies to assist in the management and conservation of natural resources throughout the states. For the past 60 years, these funds have achieved results in wildlife management and conservation through a public-and private-sector partnership that includes the Fish and Wildlife Service, state fish and wildlife agencies, firearms, fishing tackle and boating industries, and hunters, shooters, anglers and boaters. THANKS go to the hunting and fishing industries for supporting this important program!

Important Information

Eating Fish Caught in South Carolina

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) believe that fish are a healthy, low-fat source of protein. To make sure that the fish you catch are safe to eat, DHEC tests fish from lakes, rivers and streams throughout South Carolina.

To protect your health, DHEC issues fish consumption advisories in areas where contaminated fish have been found. For more information on the advisories, call DHEC, toll free, at 1-888-849-7241 or go to DHEC’s web page at

Natural Shorelines are Good for Fishing

By keeping shorelines natural, you can help protect water quality and improve fish habitat. A shoreline without trees and shrubs can get washed away, making the water muddy and unsuitable for fish. If you live near a lake or a river, plant a buffer strip along the water’s edge using trees, shrubs, wildflowers or other native plants. Trees and other vegetation filter pollution and provide shade, shelter, habitat, and food critical for bass, trout, and other fish to thrive and reproduce. Keep your favorite fishing spots well vegetated! For more tips and information, visit

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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