The Comptroller General's Office believes that taxpayers own public information. Accordingly, the Office does not charge to provide requested documents unless requests are for commercial purposes or excessive in scope.
If requests are for commercial purposes or excessive in scope, the Office may assess the following fees pursuant to the S.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA):
- Retrieving and compiling documents: Not to exceed prorated hourly rate of lowest-paid employee performing this service
- Copying: 7 cents per page
- Mailing: USPS first-class mail rate