Monday, May 20, 2019


Mission of the Administrative Law Court

The mission of the Administrative Law Court is to provide a neutral forum for fair, prompt and objective hearings for any person affected by an action or proposed action of certain agencies of the State of South Carolina.

Creation of the Administrative Law Court

 The Administrative Law Court is an agency and court of record within the executive branch of state government. The Court was created by the South Carolina General Assembly by Act No. 181 of 1993, to provide an independent forum for hearing the contested cases of state agencies. Previously, citizens desiring an evidentiary hearing to challenge the action of a State agency were heard by hearing officers employed by that particular agency.

*2019 Proposed Rules Amendments

The ALC has submitted proposed changes to its Rules of Procedure to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees.  Click here to access the proposed changes.


Appeals from the Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) - Click here for information on filing DEW appeals.

The Court's jurisdiction is statutory in nature. Because the Court is an agency within the executive branch of state government, its power to hear a particular type of case from a particular agency is derived exclusively from the legislative branch of state government, the General Assembly.

Learn more about the jurisdiction of the Administrative Law Court.

Contact Us

South Carolina Administrative Law Court
Edgar A. Brown Building
1205 Pendleton St., Suite 224
Columbia, SC 29201
Voice: (803) 734-0550
Fax: (803) 734-6400