The above link connects to the entire SC Code of Laws. Search current state laws on the website for the SC General Assembly. You may access previous versions of the SC Code on its Archives page.
Below find links to some portions of the SC Code of Laws that are often of particular interest in this area of law. Note: Relevant parts of the SC Code of Laws may not be included in the links below.
Title 15 - Civil Remedies & Procedures
Title 27 - Property & Conveyances
Title 28 - Eminent Domain (Takings/Condemnation)
Title 29 - Mortgages & Other Liens
Title 29 includes many chapters addressing mortgages, foreclosure, workmen's liens, and materialmen's liens.
Local ordinances often regulate zoning, licensing, violations, and other requirements. These two databases contain the ordinances for many municipalities in South Carolina:
If you can't find the ordinances in the above sources, try looking for the website for your town, city, or county.
If you still can't find the ordinances, some municipalities will give copies to their local public libraries.
With caselaw research, it helps to figure out if your issue is primarily governed by state or federal law. Most property issues will be state law matters. Federal laws tend to deal with things like takings and due process issues.
|Both State & Federal Cases
U.S. Department of the Interior
Often county and city web pages have useful information in various departments. Try looking for:
Links to the county and city web pages can be found in the section of this page titled, "Finding Municipal Ordinances,"
Your local public library may also offer resources such as Gale's Legal Forms (or some other form database) or a case research database like Westlaw. Your local community college or university library might have a legal research database like Nexis Uni. Try checking with your local libraries to see what resources they might have.