2020 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 15 - Civil Remedies and Procedures
Chapter 3 - Limitation Of Civil Actions
Section 15-3-540. Three years.
Within three years:
(1) An action against a sheriff, coroner or constable upon a liability incurred by the doing of an act in his official capacity and in virtue of his office or by the omission of an official duty, including the nonpayment of money collected upon an execution, subject to the provisions of Section 15-3-560; and
(2) An action upon a statute for a penalty or forfeiture when the action is given to the party aggrieved or to such party and the State, except when the statute imposing it prescribes a different limitation.
HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 10-144; 1952 Code Section 10-144; 1942 Code Section 389; 1932 Code Section 389; Civ. P. '22 Section 332; Civ. P. '12 Section 138; Civ. P. '02 Section 113; 1870 (14) 447 Section 115.