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Vital Records (Certificates)

Update: Aug. 11, 2015

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has received a shipment of paper necessary to resume processing all requests for birth and death certificates. Therefore, we are lifting the temporary limit of five copies that was recently placed on these documents after the previous supplier of security paper unexpectedly closed its doors. A new provider was arranged, shipments have resumed, and a second shipment is expected later this month.

We expect to begin processing back-order requests immediately.

For those who have paid for certificates they have not yet received, there will be no additional charges. All requests are being processed in the order in which they were received, and we expect to fulfill all requests and resume operating normally by Aug. 19.

We deeply regret any inconvenience that this has caused to South Carolina families. We remain committed to providing the best possible response to the needs of our citizens.

Thank you for your patience.

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