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        Administrator:Amy Holleman
        Board Staff:Jeanie Rose
        Board Staff:Norma McAllister
        Advice Counsel:   Georgia Lewis   **
        Directions:110 Centerview Dr, Columbia SC

**The Office of Advice Counsel is responsible for
providing legal advice to all Boards, Commissions
and Panels. These attorneys do not provide legal
advice to parties outside LLR.

South Carolina Auctioneers' Commission

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Online Auctions – The South Carolina Auctioneers’ Commission, in August 2014, determined that if you do any facets of auctioning in South Carolina, if you have a store front in South Carolina, if you take consignments in South Carolina, if you write a contract in South Carolina., if you receive funds on behalf of the seller or pay a seller in South Carolina if there is a physical presence of personal property, then you must have a South Carolina Auctioneers’ Commission license. In August 2017, the Commission reaffirmed and strengthened its position to add that you must also have a firm license if your business is anything other than a sole proprietorship as is defined in Section 40-6-20(10).

Firm Licenses – All auction firms, except for sole proprietorships as is defined in Section 4-6-20(10), must be licensed with the South Carolina Auctioneers’ Commission. This includes partnerships, limited liability partnerships, corporations, limited liability companies, or any other business association. Sole member LLCs and/or business entities whose shareholders are all licensed auctioneers are not excluded from firm registration.



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