Pursuant to South Carolina Code Section 30-3-40, The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was created to ensure that public bodies like the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) operate on an open and transparent level. It allows, media, commercial businesses, or individuals to request documents and records.
How to Obtain a Freedom of Information Act Request Form
To submit a FOIA request to the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office, please follow the steps listed below:
- All FOIA requests must be submitted in writing. FOIA request forms are available at the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office located at 821 Ridgeway Road, Lugoff, SC or click here to download the PDF file.
- Please provide a detailed description of the records you are requesting. Include relevant information, such as the case report number, address of incident, date of incident, full name, date of birth, and other information. This information will aid the search for records.
- The form can be submitted the following ways:
Kershaw County Sheriff' Office
Attn: Freedom of Information Officer
P.O. Box 70 Lugoff, SC 29078
Via email to: KCSO@kershaw.sc.gov
In person to:
821 Ridgeway Road, Lugoff, SC during the business hours Monday through Friday (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. excluding public holidays)
**subject to change at KCSO's discretion**
$15.00 per hour for search, retrieval and redaction
$5.00 for each incident report
$10.00 per CD/DVD
$5.00 per statement
Method of Payment: Cashier's Check or Cash
Notice to All Requestors of Records:
Pursuant to SC Code Section 30-2-50, obtaining or using public records under the Freedom Information Act for the commercial solicitation of any person in this State is prohibited by law and subject to criminal penalty. No person or private entity shall obtain or distribute personal information obtained from a public record for commercial solicitation.