South Carolina Public Records

Vital Records service for South Carolina is handled by the Department of Health and Environmental Control. Records are available either by going to the state office in Columbia, ordering by mail, online, over the phone, or by visiting one of the many local branch offices.

Each $12 dollar search includes one certified copy of the record with a $3 dollar fee for each additional copy ordered at that time. Expedited mail order service cost and additional $17 dollars. Expedited service reduces turn around time from 2-4 weeks to 3-5 business days. Orders by phone and online are done by VitalChek which carries an additional $12.95 charge on top of other services.

Vital Records State Office
2600 Bull St
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 898-3630

County Office List
Birth/Death Certificate Form (PDF)

Marriage records prior to 1950 and divorces prior to 1962 are not yet archived in the state database. There is also a delay period in which new records do not show up on the state database and must be obtained from the probate court in which they were applied. Usual processing time from local court to state database can take up to one year.

Marriage/Divorce Report Form (PDF)

Adoption Records

Non identifying information can be granted from the state or private adoption agency to either the birth family or the adoptee. Adult age (21) adoptees and birth families can join a voluntary reunion registry to share identifying information or medical history.

South Carolina Department of Social Services
Adoption Reunion Registry
PO Box 1520
Columbia, SC 29202
(803) 734-6095
(800) 922-2504

Property Records

The local county GIS department in conjunction with other local agencies that handle property records, parcel records, land use and other public records manage the online mapping application and database. Search through maps, find detailed information on parcel and property taxes.

Greenville County Parcel Maps
Richland County GIS Maps
Charleston County Property Information
Spartanburg County GIS
Horry County Land Records
Lexington County Property and Mapping
Anderson County Property Viewer
York County GIS Search
Berkeley County Property Search
Aiken County Land Records

Genealogy Records

Genealogy Records for the state of South Carolina

Public Libraries

We have compiled a list of 10 public libraries in the state of South Carolina

# Name Address Zipcode Phone
1 Abbeville County Library System 201 South Main Street, Abbeville, South Carolina 29620 864-459-4009
2 Abbe Regional Library System 314 Chesterfield Street Sw, Aiken, South Carolina 29801 803-642-7575
3 Aiken County Library 314 Chesterfield Street, Sw, Aiken, South Carolina 29801 803-642-2023
4 Aiken-Bamberg-Barnwell-Edgefield Regional Library 314 Chesterfield Street, Sw, Aiken, South Carolina 29801 803-642-7575
5 Allendale County Library 158 Mcnair Street, Allendale, South Carolina 29810 803-584-2371
6 Allendale-Hampton-Jasper Regional Library 158 Mcnair Street, Allendale, South Carolina 29810 803-584-3513
7 Anderson County Library 300 N Mcduffie Street, Anderson, South Carolina 29621 864-260-4500
8 Anderson County Library - Westside Community Center Library 1100 West Franklin Street, Anderson, South Carolina 864-260-4660
9 Georgetown County Library - Andrews Branch Library 105 North Morgan Avenue, Andrews, South Carolina 29510 843-545-3621
10 Horry County Memorial Library - Aynor Library 500 9th Ave., Aynor, South Carolina 29511 843-358-3324
See the full list

Phone Area Codes

803 - Columbia, South Carolina 843 - Charleston, South Carolina 864 - Greenville, South Carolina