South Carolina State Bill 5299 authorizes businesses to register for post-disaster reentry certification. A business must be in good standing with the office of the South Carolina Secretary of State in order to be certified. The program is free and is administered by the South Carolina Emergency Management Division and South Carolina Department of Commerce. Possessing Business Reentry Certification does not prohibit local officials from denying access to an area based on life, health, or safety considerations. County and municipal governance may have separate reentry procedures. Local ordinances or policies are not usurped by the State Business Reentry Certificate. Please check with the local emergency management official in the parental county where your business resides.
Note: Only one Post-Disaster Reentry Registration Number is required for businesses with multiple office locations. The agent from your business with authority to enter into the Memorandum of Agreement with the State of South Carolina should be the person that makes the request for post-disaster reentry certification.