Research and Technical Assistance

Each year, SCAC's staff responds to hundreds of inquiries from county officials and employees—ranging from simple requests for a sample ordinance to more complex questions requiring considerable research. To request technical assistance, please call (803) 252-7255 or send e-mail.

SCAC also develops many helpful research publications that are updated on a regular basis in an effort to keep county officials and staff informed.

The links below provide access to SCAC research publications and surveys, as well as to outside sources of information about South Carolina counties and county government in general. You must use a PDF reader—such as Adobe Reader—to view PDFs. If your computer doesn't have PDF reading software, you can download Adobe Reader free of charge via For questions or comments regarding any of the information contained in this section, please contact Susan Turkopuls, SCAC's senior research associate, via e-mail.