If you would like to obtain a permit to transport and sell nonferrous metals or a precious metals permit please come to the records division here at the sheriff’s office. By law, applications must be made in person. Please bring a state issued photo id and the vehicle registration that will be used to transport the items if it is available to you. Applicants are subjected to a background check. You will be notified by telephone when the application has been processed. You must be a resident of Florence County to receive a permit from this office. Permits are required to sell,including, but not limited to copper wire, copper clad steel wire, copper pipe, copper bars, copper sheeting, aluminum other than aluminum cans, a product that is a mixture of aluminum or copper, catalytic converters, lead-acid batteries, steel propane gas tanks, and stainless steel beer kegs or containers. Any questions may be directed to 843-665-2121 ext. 390.
These are available Monday through Thursday 8:30 to 4:30. You must show a valid government issued I.D. and there is a $5.00 fee.
We do local county background checks only. Our checks only show Florence County Sheriff’s office arrest information going back 5 years. There is a $5.00 fee and you must provide government issued identification. If you are seeking more than a local county background check, you can obtain a SLED background check via their website, www.sled.state.sc.us.
Before a vehicle can be released from our impound yard, the owner must show proof of ownership, proof of current insurance, and pay the towing fee, which is a minimum of $125.00. Towing fees may vary. Vehicles will be released Monday through Friday 8:30am-11:30am and 1:30pm-4:30pm.
Visitation – Special Needs
If you have a medical condition or special need which will not allow you to climb stairs or walk long distances, you will need your physician to fax documentation outlining your limitations. The fax number is 843-665-9954. After your physician has sent this information to us you may call 843-665-9944 ext 300 for further assistance.
Visitation – Out of State
Visitation – Ministry or Clergy visits
Please call 843-665-9944 ext 300 to schedule your visit. Special times may be allotted to you and your visit does not count towards an inmates two visits per week. Please bring appropriate identification.
Visitation - Inmate in Protective Custody
If the inmate you wish to visit has been classified as being in “protective custody” the available visitation time is Mon-Fri 1:20pm-1:50pm.
Visitation – Work Camp
If an inmate has been sentenced by a Judge and is serving their time witin our work camp the following applies:
Please call 843-665-9944 ext 300 to schedule a visit. Saturday visits must be scheduled by 3:00pm on Friday.
Visitation – State Inmates
Visitation lists, additions, or changes are made at SCDC and sent to us. We will not modify any state inmates approved visitors list.
Visitation – Attorneys, Professional staff
We will accommodate all reasonable visits. Please bring your identification. Paralegals or Investigators need to bring a written request from an attorney on company letterhead along with identification. All problems should be addressed to the Detention Center Captain.
All Visitors Please Note
How to deposit money in an Inmate Account
Inmates are allowed to order commissary items during the time of their incarceration. You may place money into an account by the following methods:
This service is free.
How to have mail delivered to an inmate
Inmate charges and bond amounts
Picking up Money/Property from an Inmate
Items you may mail into any work camp inmate
*Any non approved items will be returned at your expense.
State Inmate Workers
In addition to the above: