Mail requests: Money order or cashier's check made payable to S.C. DHEC
Onsite customer service:
We can search for birth, death, marriage, and divorce records. If we can locate the record you request, the search fee will pay for 1 certified copy. However, even when a record cannot be located, the search fee is nonrefundable.
This is the fee you will be charged for additional copies of the same type of record involving the same person, when ordered at the same time you make the original request.
We charge this special filing fee when a certificate is amended due to:
DHEC is authorized by S.C. state statute to charge for the search of vital records and for other services, including the issuance of certified copies of birth, death, marriage, and divorce records.