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The Official Web Site of the State of South Carolina

The Office of Regulatory Staff will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2022, in observance of Independence Day.

We are pleased to announce the ARPA State Fiscal Recovery Fund (SFRF) 1.0 Grant Program application and related documents have been posted online.

Applications from eligible Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are due no later than 8/31/2022 at 5:00PM.  For more information, click here.


The ORS has regulatory oversight of the licensing – including enforcement of insurance and rates – of motor carriers of:

  • Passengers (including taxis, charter buses, limousines, non-emergency medical transportation, and transportation network carriers such as Uber and Lyft)
  • Household goods moved within South Carolina
  • Hazardous waste for disposal in South Carolina

A Certificated Carrier is a motor carrier operating under a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (PC&N), a Certificate of Fit, Willing, and Able (FWA), or a Charter Bus Certificate.

Regulated Motor Carriers in South Carolina

Learn More about the different types of motor carriers that are regulated in the state.