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SCIAA MRD Charleston Field Office Will Permanently Close in July

Closure of MRD Charleston Field Office

SCIAA's Hobby License operations will relocate to the Maritime Research Division office in Columbia following Nate Fulmer's departure in Charleston.

The SCIAA Maritime Research Division's Charleston Field Office will cease operation at the end of July 2020 upon the departure of current Charleston Office Manager and Hobby License Administrator Nate Fulmer.  All correspondence should now be directed to the SCIAA MRD office on the USC campus in Columbia.

Please take note of the new mailing address and telephone number for Hobby Licenses:

Hobby Licenses
1321 Pendleton Street
Columbia, SC 29208
Phone: (803) 576-6563

All Hobby License forms have been updated with our Columbia office address and contact information. Current versions of all forms are available for download at your convenience on the Hobby License Forms page on our website:     In the meantime, any forms or correspondence mailed to Charleston will be forwarded to allow everyone ample time to update their records.

As Hobby License operations transition to the Columbia office allow additional processing time when submitting applications for the foreseeable future.  Thank you for your understanding and patience.