In exchange for the expungement service that is provided by the Solicitor’s Office, the applicant is responsible for payment to the Solicitor’s Office of an administrative fee of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) per individual order. S.C. Code § 17-22-940(4) The two hundred fifty-dollar fee is nonrefundable, regardless of whether the offense is later determined to be statutorily ineligible for expungement or the Solicitor or his designee does not consent to the expungement.
Fee Exemption: S.C. Code § 17-22-940(B), any person who applies to the Solicitor’s Office for an expungement of general sessions charges pursuant to Section 17-1-40 is exempt from paying the administrative fee unless the charge that is the subject of the expungement request was dismissed, discharged, or nolle prossed as part of a plea arrangement under which the defendant pled guilty and was sentenced on other charges.
The Fourth Circuit Solicitor’s Office can only process expungements for charges in Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, and Marlboro Counties. Listed below are the sections of the South Carolina Law where records of arrests or convictions can be expunged.