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October 2, 2023 - The South Carolina Constitution updated through the 2023 Session of the General Assembly is now available.


The South Carolina Legislative Council is offering access to the unannotated South Carolina Constitution on the Internet as a service to the public. The unannotated South Carolina Constitution on the General Assembly's website is now current through the 2023 session. The unannotated South Carolina Constitution, consisting only of Constitution text, numbering, history, and Editor's notes may be copied from this website at the reader's expense and effort without need for permission.

The Legislative Council is unable to assist users of this service with legal questions. Also, legislative staff cannot respond to requests for legal advice or the application of the law to specific facts. Therefore, to understand and protect your legal rights, you should consult your own private lawyer regarding all legal questions.

While every effort was made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the unannotated South Carolina Constitution available on the South Carolina General Assembly's website, the unannotated South Carolina Constitution is not official, and the state agencies preparing this website and the General Assembly are not responsible for any errors or omissions which may occur in these files. Only the current published volumes of the South Carolina Constitution Annotated and any pertinent acts and joint resolutions contain the official version.

Please note that the Legislative Council is not able to respond to individual inquiries regarding research or the features, format, or use of this website. However, you may notify the Legislative Services Agency at regarding any apparent errors or omissions in content of Constitution sections on this website, in which case LSA will relay the information to appropriate staff members of the South Carolina Legislative Council for investigation.

South Carolina Constitution (PDF format)
Introduction to the Constitution PDF Word
Preamble to the Constitution PDF Word
Article I - Declaration of Rights PDF Word
Article II - Right of Suffrage PDF Word
Article III - Legislative Department PDF Word
Article IV - Executive Department PDF Word
Article V - The Judicial Department PDF Word
Article VI - Officers PDF Word
Article VII - Counties and County Government PDF Word
Article VIII - Local Government PDF Word
Article VIII-A - Alcoholic Liquor and Beverages PDF Word
Article IX - Corporations PDF Word
Article X - Finance, Taxation and Bonded Debt PDF Word
Article XI - Public Education PDF Word
Article XII - Functions of Government PDF Word
Article XIII - Militia PDF Word
Article XIV - Eminent Domain PDF Word
Article XV - Impeachment PDF Word
Article XVI - Amendment and Revision of the Constitution PDF Word
Article XVII - Miscellaneous Matters PDF Word
Amendments to the Constitution PDF Word
Signatures PDF Word


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