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Boating Titling & Registration 803-734-3857

Buy Licenses 24 hours a day 1-866-714-3611

Freshwater Aquatic Education 803-737-8483

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

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

South Carolina Wildlife magazine 803-734-3967

Wildlife & 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 & Freshwater Fisheries, Land, Water & Conservation,

Outreach & 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

Freshwater Fisheries 843-661-4767

Land, Water & Conservation 803-764-9100

Law Enforcement 843-661-4766

Licensing 843-661-4766

Wildlife 843-661-4768

York Office: 510 Annie Alexander Ct., York, SC 29745

Licensing 803-684-4078

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 & Conservation 803-764-9100

Law Enforcement 803-755-1822

Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries 803-734-3886

SCDNR at the Market: 326 Little Brooke Ln. West Columbia, SC 29172 Region 3 Law Enforcement Office: 2762 Wildlife Lane West Columbia, SC 29172

Licensing at the Market 803-734-3833

Boat Titling & Registration 803-734-3857

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 & Registration 843-953-9301

Commercial Saltwater Licenses 843-953-9301

Freshwater Fisheries 843-825-3387

Land, Water & Conservation 803-764-9100

Law Enforcement 843-953-9307

Marine Resources 843-953-9300

Wildlife 843-953-9856

Para obtener información en español concerniente a reglas, regulaciones, programas educativos, trámites para licencias de pesca, caza o registro de embarcaciones, por favor visite www.dnr.sc.gov/spanish, envíenos un correo electrónico a informacion@dnr.sc.gov o llame al 803-734-3729


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 www.scdhec.gov/foodsafety/FishConsumptionAdvisories/.

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 https://www.epa.gov/environmental-topics/water-topics


Thank You!

Manufacturers of hunting and fishing equipment (arms, ammunition and manufactured fishing tackle) support the programs of SCDNR through the collection of a federal excise tax. These taxes are pro-rated to state fish and wildlife agencies to assist in the management and conservation of natural resources. For over 70 years, wildlife management and conservation efforts have achieved results with these funds and the the public-and private-sector partnership with the Fish and Wildlife Service, state fish and wildlife agencies, firearms, fishing tackle and boating industries, hunters, shooters, anglers and boaters. THANKS to the hunting and fishing industries for supporting this important program.