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South Carolina

Birth

Event: Birth

Search Fee: $12.00 - The $12 search fee is non-refundable. The required search fee includes one (1) certification, if record is located. Additional copies purchased at the same time are $3.00 each.  

Address:
Office of Vital Records
SC DHEC
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Remarks: State office has records since January 1915. 

Acceptable method of payment is a money order or a cashier's check made payable to SCDHEC - Vital Records. 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

Event: Death

Search Fee: $12.00 - The $12 search fee is non-refundable. The required search fee includes one (1) certification, if record is located. Additional copies purchased at the same time are $3.00 each.

Address:
Office of Vital Records
SC DHEC
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Remarks: State office has records since January 1915. 

Acceptable method of payment is a money order or a cashier's check made payable to SCDHEC - Vital Records. 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

Event: Marriage (State)

Search Fee: $12.00 - The $12 search fee is non-refundable. The required search fee includes one (1) certification, if record is located. Additional copies purchased at the same time are $3.00 each.

Address:
Office of Vital Records
SC DHEC
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Remarks: State office has records starting July 1950. Marriages prior to that date must be obtained from the Office of the Probate Judge in the county where the license was obtained.

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


Event: Marriage (County)

Cost of copy: $12.00. Additional copies of the same records ordered at the same time of certification are $3.00 each.

Address: See County Offices on website link in Remarks.

Remarks: Records prior to July 1950 and after December 2010, contact Probate Judge in county where license was issued.

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

Divorce

Event: Divorce (State)

Search Fee: $12.00 - The $12 search fee is non-refundable. The required search fee includes one (1) certification, if record is located. Additional copies purchased at the same time are $3.00 each.

Address:
Office of Vital Records
SC DHEC
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Remarks: Reports of Divorce are available starting July 1962. SC DHEC does not have a copy of the divorce decree. The actual divorce decree must be obtained from the Clerk of Court in the county where the final divorce was held.  

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


Event: Divorce (County)

Cost of copy: $12.00. Additional copies of the same records ordered at the same time of certification are $3.00 each.

Address: See County Offices on website link in Remarks.

Remarks: Records since December 2010, contact Clerk of Court in county where petition was filed.

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

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