Vital Records in South Carolina

Vital records in South Carolina are maintained by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control located in Columbia, where they issue certified copies of birth, death, marriage & divorce records. All records can also be obtained from the specific county where the event occurred.

Below is a table showing the year ranges that the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control can provide:

Record Type Available From
South Carolina Birth Records January 1915 – 2017
South Carolina Death Records January 1915 – 2017
South Carolina Divorce Records July 1962 – 2017
South Carolina Marriage Records July 1950 – 2017

Find County Offices in South Carolina

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County Year Founded
Abbeville County, SC 1785
Aiken County, SC 1871
Allendale County, SC 1919
Anderson County, SC 1826
Bamberg County, SC 1897
Barnwell County, SC 1798
Beaufort County, SC 1769
Berkeley County, SC 1682
Calhoun County, SC 1908
Charleston County, SC 1769
Cherokee County, SC 1897
Chester County, SC 1785
Chesterfield County, SC 1798
Clarendon County, SC 1855
Colleton County, SC 1800
Darlington County, SC 1785
Dillon County, SC 1910
Dorchester County, SC 1868
Edgefield County, SC 1785
Fairfield County, SC 1785
Florence County, SC 1888
Georgetown County, SC 1769
Greenville County, SC 1798
Greenwood County, SC 1897
Hampton County, SC 1787
Horry County, SC 1801
Jasper County, SC 1912
Kershaw County, SC 1798
Lancaster County, SC 1798
Laurens County, SC 1785
Lee County, SC 1902
Lexington County, SC 1804
Marion County, SC 1800
Marlboro County, SC 1798
McCormick County, SC 1914
Newberry County, SC 1785
Oconee County, SC 1868
Orangeburg County, SC 1769
Pickens County, SC 1826
Richland County, SC 1799
Saluda County, SC 1896
Spartanburg County, SC 1785
Sumter County, SC 1798
Union County, SC 1798
Williamsburg County, SC 1802
York County, SC 1798