Outreach and Support Services

Customer at the service counterThe Division of Outreach and Support Services, with offices in Columbia (1000 Assembly Street) and Charleston (Marine Resources Center on James Island), supports all SCDNR divisions and programs in the areas of procurement, accounting, engineering, human resources, legal, audit, mail services, graphics, duplicating, editorial advisement, photography, video and news/media services.

The Technology Development Program manages the agency’s information technology, including all systems and networks, help desk services, database administration and programming, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing, electronic document management and world wide web applications development.

OSS administers all agency funds, including federal, state and other revenue. The division is also accountable for the agency’s equipment inventory, all fixed assets and land owned or leased by the agency. Engineering staff provides assistance to state, county and municipal government entities in the design, construction and renovation of boating access facilities.

The Boat Titling, Registration and Licensing Section provides customer service for more than 400,000 registered boats. Hunting and fishing licenses are sold through SCDNR offices, license sales vendors (totaling more than 500), 1-866-714-3611 and the internet. Residents applying for special disability and lifetime licenses should contact any SCDNR office. SCDNR offices are located in Charleston, Clemson, Columbia and Florence. The Charleston and Columbia SCDNR offices can process registration and titling of new boats and outboard motors, transfers of boats and outboard motors, registration renewals, duplicate titles, duplicate boat and outboard motor decals and hunting and fishing license sales. The Clemson and Florence offices can process registration renewals, duplicate boat and outboard motor decals and hunting and fishing license sales. SCDNR offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the exception of state holidays.

Outreach and Support Services coordinates SCDNR's outreach, education and public relations efforts. Ongoing activities are SC Reel Kids, South Carolina Wildlife Magazine, promotion of nature-based recreational activities, Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic, Camp Wildwood, and much more.

OSS / Admin Source of Funds
Outreach & Support Services - Sources of Funds Federal $1,323,881 11%
State $2,458,791 22%
Earmarked $3,277,923 29%
Restricted $4,281,226 38%

Outreach & Support Services (OSS): OSS FY 2009-10 – Highlights