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Fees for Requested Documents

Document Fees

Dispatch Logs:  $28
(Includes up to 1 hr. Search, Retrieval, Redaction fee)

Dispatch Tapes:  $28
(Includes up to 1 hr. Search, Retrieval, Redaction fee)

Fatality Packet:  $20

Photographs (non-MAIT):  $20 per incident

STP Materials:  $5 per inspection report

Videos (non-MAIT):  $15 per disc

Other Documents:  $0.25 per page

Search, Retrieval and Redaction: Minimum rate of $21.97/hr.
(The fee for the search, retrieval, or redaction of records will be based on the prorated hourly salary of the lowest paid employee who has the necessary skill and training to perform the request.)

MAIT Materials:  $100/item
May include reports, diagrams, video, audio, mapping, photographs

Collision Experience Study (CES): 

A CES provides a document containing various statistical summary tables (see example document). The three types of CES’s are given below along with their fees.

  1. Route Number ($50) – This involves a single route number (not route name) within a county.  If one is interested in statistics for a specific route name, a custom CES may be required since route names sometimes change along the same route number.
  2. Intersection ($50) – This involves the intersection of two roadways and anything along the two intersecting roadways within a tenth of a mile from the center of the intersection.
  3. Custom (fee depends on complexity) – This involves cases that do not meet the requirements of 1 and 2 above (e.g., complex intersections with more than two roadways, route name requests, geographic boundary requests, etc.). See the Statistical Analysis and Research Section Manager for fee determination in these complex cases.

Traffic Collision Data:

Traffic collision data is provided in two spreadsheets containing information at the unit and location level (see example spreadsheets). The fees for traffic collision data requests follow the same structure as detailed in the CES section above.

Note: Fees are subject to change. A deposit of 25% may be requested prior to production in accordance with S.C. Code § 30-4-30.

Payment Instructions 

For all FOIA payments, you must send a check or money order, made out to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, to the address below:

South Carolina Department of Public Safety
PO Box 1993
Blythewood, SC 29016

Updated December 13, 2023