I Want a Copy-South Carolina


Event
Cost of Copy
Address
Remarks
Information checked and updated 7 July 2012
Birth
$12.00
Office of Vital Records
SC DHEC
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201

State office has records since January 1915. City of Charleston births from 1877 are on file at Charleston County Health Department. Ledger entries of Florence City births are on file at Florence County Health Department. Ledger entries of Newberry City births from the late 1800's are on file at Newberry County Health Department. These are the only early records obtainable. Additional copies of the same birth records ordered at the same time of certification are $3.00 each.

Acceptable method of payment is a money order or a cashier's check made payable to SCDHEC. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (803) 898-3630. Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the Internet at the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control website.

Anyone requesting a vital record must submit a photocopy of their valid picture identification.

Death
$212.00
Same as Birth
State office has records since January 1915. City of Charleston deaths from 1821 are on file at Charleston County Health Department. Ledger entries of Florence City deaths from 1895 to 1914 are on file at Florence County Health Department. Ledger entries of Newberry City deaths from the late 1800's are on file at Newberry County Health Department. These are the only early records obtainable. Additional copies of the same death records ordered at the same time of certification are $3.00 each.

Acceptable method of payment is a money order or a cashier's check made payable to SCDHEC. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (803) 898-3630. Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the Internet at the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control website.

Anyone requesting a vital record must submit a photocopy of their valid picture identification.

Marriage (State)
$12.00
Same as Birth
Records since July 1950.

Marriage (County)
Varies
See Remarks
Records prior to July 1950. Probate Judge in county where license was issued.

Divorce (State)
$12.00
Same as Birth
Records since July 1962.

Divorce (County)
Varies
See Remarks
Records since April 1949. Clerk of Court in county where petition was filed.