Nuisance Regulation in South Carolina — What's Covered?
People often wrongly assume that state nuisance regulations apply to almost any situation. But S.C. Regulation 61-46 Nuisances governs only those situations considered public health nuisances.
These Situations are Covered
For example, the category of public health nuisance includes, but is not limited to:
- Disposal of sewage, garbage, or other organic filth in a way or place that could expose someone to infection
- A heavy fly infestation at an agricultural facility
- In residential neighborhoods, a rubbish pile where rodents are breeding.
These Situations are Not Covered
South Carolina's public health nuisance law does not cover:
- Conditions inside private homes, apartments, and time shares.
To file a complaint under the state's Nuisance law, please contact your local DHEC Environmental Health Office.
For more information on DHEC's General Sanitation program, contact us at (803) 896-0655.