S.C Law provides that it is a crime to knowingly obtain or use personal information from a public body for commercial solicitation.
Pursuant to South Carolina Freedom of Information Act, the Town of Sullivan’s Island (“Town”) will provide copies of public records in its custody unless the records are exempt from disclosure under S.C. Code of Laws §30-4-40. All Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) requests should be directed to:
Town of Sullivan’s Island
Attn: Bridget Welch, Town Clerk
Post Office Box 427
Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482
Upon receipt of a written request for records under FOIA, the Town will determine if the record(s) are available. The Town will notify the requestor of this determination in writing within ten (10) business days for records less than 24 months, or within twenty business days for records more than 24 months. If the records are less than 24 months old, the Town shall produce or make available for inspection the documents within thirty days. If the records are older than 24 months, the Town shall produce or make available for inspection the documents within thirty-five days.
Deposits will be required prior to searching for and/or copying records pursuant to a FOIA request if the reasonably anticipated costs to produce the records is $100.00 or higher. Deposits will be 25% of the reasonably anticipated costs.
If the Town requires a deposit prior to searching for or making copies of the records, then the records will be furnished within thirty (30) calendar days of when the deposit is received for records less than 24 months old. If the records are more than 24 months old, the records will be furnished within thirty-five (35) calendar days of when the deposit is received.