Have you received a notice of complaint against your South Carolina Business license from LLR? Start here.


 

These are the top 5 most litigated boards in south carolina:

  1. Contractors
  2. Residential Builders
  3. Cosmetology
  4. Accountancy
  5. Real Estate

if your field of work is listed here, any licensing complaints against you/your business are handled by the south carolina LLR:

  • Accountants/ Accountancy
  • Architectural Examiners
  • Athletic Commission
  • Auctioneers’ Commission
  • Barber Examiners
  • Boiler Safety Program
  • Building Codes Council
  • Cemetery Board
  • Contractors’ Licensing Board
  • Cosmetology
  • Engineers/Surveyors
  • Environmental Certification
  • Foresters
  • Funeral Service
  • Registration for Geologists
  • Landscape Architectural Examiners
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas Board
  • Manufactured Housing Board
  • Pilotage
  • Pyrotechnic Safety
  • Real Estate Commission
  • Real Estate Appraisers Board
  • Residential Builders Commission
  • Soil Classifier Advisory Council

licensing Complaints for these business boards can be made by:

  • Members of the public
  • A customer
  • Another member of your profession
  • A manager or other supervisor
  • A family member
  • Any other anonymous source

ALL licensing COMPLAINTS MUST BE RECEIVED IN WRITING (MAIL OR E-MAIL)

When a licensing complaint is received, LLR’s Office of Investigation and Enforcement (OIE) assigns it to a complaint analyst who reviews the complaint to determine if an investigation is warranted. This is the time when an analyst decides whether or not to actually open a case against you. If a case is opened against you, it is then taken over by an LLR investigator.

YOU FIND OUT ABOUT A licensing COMPLAINT BY RECEIVING A LETTER FROM THE SC DEPT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION

You will receive a Notice of Complaint in the mail.  This notice will inform you that a licensing complaint has been filed. The letter includes details of the allegation(s) and requests a written response from you.
This is the best time to contact an attorney.

YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO HAVE YOUR SIDE OF THE STORY HEARD

Keep in mind that any communication provided to the agency may be used in a legal proceeding. A big mistake that many people make at this step is to not respond to the license complaint at all. If you do not provide any response, the investigation will continue and the investigator’s findings will be made without any input from you.

YOU MAY HAVE AN ATTORNEY PRESENT – AT ALL TIMES

An attorney can not only advise you on your case, they can also submit a written response to the license complaint letter on your behalf. And of course, an attorney can represent you at any investigative meetings or hearings. Regardless of whether you are coming before a Board or Commission for an application issue, renewal problem, or in response to a licensecomplaint made against you – don’t handle the situation alone.


Don’t take on the South Carolina LLR without proper legal representation. Contact us today to speak directly with a professional license defense attorney.