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South Carolina $16,275 Pawnbroker Bond

Cost: $163.00 / 1-year term

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How much does a $16,275 pawnbroker bond cost in South Carolina?

A $16,275 South Carolina pawnbroker bond costs $163 and is issued instantly for all applicants. Simply click Buy Now to purchase your bond directly from our site using our secure bond checkout. In just a few minutes you can be on your way to getting bonded as a pawnbroker in South Carolina.

Bond Type Bond Amount Cost
$16,275 Pawnbroker Special Deposit Bond $16,275 $163

Why is a pawnbroker bond required to work in South Carolina?

The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs requires pawnbrokers to post $16,275 surety bonds prior to conducting business within the state.

South Carolina pawnshop surety bonds ensure that principals (pawnbrokers) comply with the South Carolina Pawnbroker Act (South Carolina Code 40-39-10) while on the job. If the principal violates this code and the terms of the surety bond contract, the bond protects the state and consumers from financial loss up to the full bond amount of $16,275.

What are the terms of a pawnshop bond?

The surety can cancel pawnbroker bonds in South Carolina by giving written notice of cancellation to the administrator of the Department of Consumer Affairs. Cancellation becomes effective 45 days after the notice is received. The bond can also be terminated if the administrator mails written authorization to the surety.

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How to become a pawnbroker in South Carolina

To become a licensed pawnbroker in South Carolina, applicants must adhere to the following requirements:

When completing the application, attach additional pages as necessary. A Pawnbroker Application must be completed for each pawnshop location.

Mail the application and all accompanying forms and fees to the Department of Consumer Affairs:


South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs
P.O. Box 5757
Columbia, SC 29250-5757

Additional registration information can be found on the SC Pawnbroker Regulation page.

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Additional Resources

South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs: Pawnbrokers

South Carolina Pawnbroker Bond Form

South Carolina Pawnbroker Act South Carolina Code 40-39-10

SC Pawnbroker Regulations

SC Pawnbroker Initial Application for Certificate of Authority