FOIA Requests

Download a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request form here.

Download the Request Form

All requests under the Freedom of Information Act should be sent to:

FOIA Request
Fifth Circuit Solicitor’s Office
1701 Main Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

The Fifth Circuit Solicitor’s Office charges the following fees as provided for under the Freedom of Information Act section 30-4-30(B):

Copy Fee Schedule:

  • $20.00 per hour for search, retrieval and redaction time $ 5.00 per disc
  • $ .30 per page B/W- Letter size
  • $ .75 per page Color- Letter size
  • $ .40 per page B/W – Legal
  • $ 1.00 per page Color – Legal

**Non-standard sizes will be billed at the actual cost to the Fifth Circuit Solicitor’s Office **

The Fifth Circuit Solicitor’s Office bills only for its costs to fulfill each request. Invoices will be sent to you and payment is required in full before the public records are released to you.

If the request is deemed to be of a large volume, requesters will be notified and given an opportunity to narrow their request or will be required to pay a deposit of 25% in advance before the request will be fulfilled.

**Effective May 19, 2017, it is a crime to knowingly obtain or use personal information from a public body for commercial solicitation.

S.C. Code §30-2-50. **