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The Governor has declared a State of Emergency in South Carolina. For the latest information on COVID-19 in South Carolina visit scdhec.gov/covid19.

For the latest utility updates during COVID-19 visit ORS.SC.GOV/covid19.

The ORS will be closed on Monday, May 10, 2021 in observance of the state holiday.

New License Decal Payment Portal is now live for passenger carriers. Click here to learn more.

Recent News

Tue, 05/04/2021

The consistent and reliable quality of drinking water is at the heart of this year’s Drinking Water Week theme, “There When You Need It”— a theme aptly timed when consumers expect utility services…

Tue, 05/04/2021

Each May, Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication challenges. With an estimated 10 to 30 percent of COVID-19 survivors experiencing…

Mon, 05/03/2021

Celebrate the successful implementation of a first-of-its-kind project to bring WiFi and broadband access to rural Allendale County, South Carolina.

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Thu, 04/22/2021

The Energy Office, as part of the South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS), is proud to celebrate Earth Day 2021.

Celebrated annually on April 22nd, Earth Day unites millions of…

Thu, 04/15/2021

Utility line personnel work tirelessly to ensure power systems are restored— even in the midst of a global pandemic. In honor of National Lineman Appreciation Day, the South Carolina Office of…

Mon, 04/05/2021

National Safe Digging Month serves as a reminder to all people who excavate or dig to call 811 to have the approximate location of their utility lines marked. This process helps prevent injuries,…

Thu, 04/01/2021

The South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) today opened the vendor application component of the rural broadband grant program, South Carolina’s plan to increase broadband internet…

Fri, 03/12/2021

On March 10, 2021, the Public Service Commission of South Carolina (PSC) directed all regulated,…

Fri, 03/12/2021

The South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) and the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism (SCPRT) hosted an unveiling of a new electric vehicle charging station at…

Thu, 02/18/2021

The South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) and the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) are celebrating National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), observed the first full…