The Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (LLR) mission is to promote the health, safety and economic well-being of the public through regulation, licensing, enforcement, training and education. Director Richele Taylor
South Carolina and federal laws are the source of various rights employers and employees have in their employer/employee relationships. LLR is one of several state and federal agencies, which administers the laws assuring these rights. Occupational safety, payment of wages, child labor, migrant labor and mediation of disputes between unions and businesses all fall under LLR. Elevators and amusement rides also are regulated to assure the public's safety. Learn more about Labor Programs
Applications must be properly signed and notarized.
If the social security number is not provided or incorrect, the application will be returned.
Applicant's legal name (as listed on your birth certificate/drivers license) is required to insure no further delays in the application process.
Incomplete applications will not be processed.
The registration fee is due at the time you submit your application to our office.
All new applicants must submit a certified check or money order.
Any personal or company checks will be returned.
Applicants are required to answer all the questions either Yes or No.
If any question is answered "Yes” and no information is attached, the applicant will be sent a deficiency letter. A state criminal history or sled report is needed for any yes answer to a criminal offense, official/court documentation is required for all liens/judgments.
If any question is left unanswered, the applicant will be sent a deficiency letter.
All applicants are required to submit three (3) letters of reference.
These references should demonstrate that the applicant has good character, skills and knowledge.
References should provide detailed descriptions of work in the trades applying for performed for them by the applicant.
Format letters will not be accepted.
All reference letters must reflect the applicant and not the company.
Any applications without the required references will be considered incomplete.
APPLICATION REVIEW PROCESS
Applications submitted must be correct in order to complete the process.
The processing steps are as follows:
-Applications meeting all requirements and payment of fees are received.
-Applications are reviewed for accuracy and completeness.
-All applicants applying for registration must submit to a credit report, which will be performed by LLR.
-Applications that are incomplete and/or have credit discrepancies will be sent a deficiency letter.
-If work to be performed is $5,000 and over, you must submit a surety bond (original bond signed with the power of attorney, we will not accept a photocopy or fax) in your legal name in the amount ($5,000) approved by the Commission to our office.
-Applications approved and found in complete order will be issued a registration.
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE ONLINE APPLICATION.
Residential Specialty Registrations renew June 30 every odd year (2013, 2015, 2017, etc)
Synergy Business Park; Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Dr.
Columbia, S.C. 29210
(803) 896-4300 | Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.,m.