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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.

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

Recent News

Fri, 03/20/2020

We know the coronavirus outbreak may cause financial hardships. Some consumers may face reduced employment or unemployment. Some are staying home, which makes 24-hour utility service even more…

Thu, 03/19/2020

The South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) represents the public interest in rate cases brought by investor-owned utilities before the Public Service Commission of South Carolina.  …

Thu, 03/19/2020

The South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) has asked the Public Service Commission of South Carolina (PSC) to waive the applicable regulations and allow regulated utilities an additional…

Tue, 03/17/2020

On March 14, 2020, the South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) received instruction from Gov. Henry McMaster requesting that all regulated utilities and cooperatives be prohibited from…

Sat, 03/14/2020

On March 14, 2020 the Office of Regulatory Staff received a request from Governor Henry McMaster to ensure that all regulated utilities and cooperatives serving the State of South Carolina—…

Fri, 03/13/2020

If you wish to testify at the virtual public night hearing on Thursday, March 19, 2020, you must pre-register to testify. To preregister, you must do the following: starting on Friday, March 13,…

Tue, 03/10/2020

Both the Office of Regulatory Staff and the Office of Consumer Affairs' proposed solar leasing consumer protection regulations have been published to the State of South Carolina Register dated Feb…

Fri, 03/06/2020

A new credit card payment portal allowing Class C passenger carriers to pay their semi-annual license decal fees is live and available for public use. Class C passenger carriers include taxis, …

Tue, 02/25/2020

*A 60-day stay of this proceeding was granted by the PSC on March 25, 2020. As soon as new dates and schedules are available, the ORS will post them.…

Fri, 02/21/2020

As a public service, the Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) is posting the responses it received during the public commenting period for the proposed Solar Leasing Consumer Protection regulation.…

Tue, 01/28/2020

The South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff is tasked with promulgating a regulation providing consumer protections for customers of solar leasing companies, including disclosure requirements.…