Exceptions listed in the Act include income tax returns, medical records, hospital medical staff reports, scholastic records, adoption records, records of library users, and data relating to public security plans & devices.
Organized below are the most useful of the South Carolina statewide public record resources. You can also find county and city level records by clicking on the menu tools at left, along with professional and business licenses.
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|City Records |
Access home pages and search public records free in South Carolina cities and towns.
|Code of Laws |
Browse the South Carolina Code of Laws, listed by Title Number.
|Company Search |
Search South Carolina Secretary of State records for foreign and domestic corporations, limited liability, and limited partnerships by business name or registered agent.
|Court Records | Circuit and Summary Courts in All Counties |
Select a county to search South Carolina Circuit Court or Summary Court civil, criminal & family court records, lis pendens, and judgments.
|Court Records | U.S. District PACER Bankruptcy Pay Site|
U.S. District Court of South Carolina bankruptcy records, dockets, and documents. PACER registration required.
|Court Records | U.S. District PACER Civil & Criminal Pay Site|
U.S. District Court of South Carolina Federal civil & criminal court records. Requires PACER registration.
|Criminal Histories (SLED) Pay Site|
Search this South Carolina S.L.E.D. database of criminal records in South Carolina by name, date of birth, gender, and optionally by maiden name.
|Criminal Records Pay Site|
South Carolina statewide or search our Premium database of over 450 million criminal records nationwide.
South Carolina Department of Corrections Inmate incarcerated inmate database.
|Inmates | SAVIN |
South Carolina SAVIN offender search from VineLink.
|Most Wanted |
South Carolina most wanted list from the Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services.
|Official Web Site of the State of South Carolina |
South Carolina official website, state government departments, education, facts & history, travel & recreation, employment, online services, state phone directory, agency listing, and information for residents, businesses, and state employees.
|Sex Offenders |
Registered sex offender search from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.
|State Employee Phone Directory |
Search for SC state employees phone numbers by name.
|Unclaimed Property |
Use this service of the South Carolina State Treasurer to search for unclaimed accounts held by the SC State Treasurer, unclaimed funds held by the SC Retirement System, or unclaimed child support held by the SC Dept. of Social Services.
|Uniform Commercial Code Pay Site|
South Carolina Secretary of State UCC database. Basic searches are free and give you the debtor name, filing type, and file dates. Document copies and detailed reports require a fee payable by credit/debit card, or sign up for a subscription account.
Search the South Carolina State Election Commission Voter database by county, name, and date of birth to view your personal voter information.
|Bankruptcies, Judgments & Tax Liens Pay Site|
Search Systems Premium database of judgments, bankruptcies, and tax liens in South Carolina statewide.
|Company Search | Charities |
Search South Carolina Secretary of State records for registered South Carolina charities.
|Confederate Pension Applications |
Search this South Carolina Department of Archives & History database for images of Confederate Pension Applications for the period 1919-1926.
|Court Opinions | Supreme Court and Court of Appeals |
Use this service to search South Carolina Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Judicial Opinions by keyword, text, case number, court type, date range, author, or trial judge.
|Court Opinions | U.S. 4th Circuit |
U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals opinions for South Carolina, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.
|Court Orders | All Courts |
Search Court Orders in South Carolina from the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Circuit Courts, Family Courts, Master-in Equity Courts, Probate Courts, Magistrate Courts, and Municipal Courts.
|Court Records | U.S. Fourth Circuit Appeals Pay Site|
Search the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) database for the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals by case number or keyword to view the courts online case and docket information.
|Court Rosters | Circuit Courts |
Select a county to search county court rosters (dockets) in South Carolina Circuit Courts.
|Criminal Court Journal 1769-1776 |
Search this South Carolina Department of Archives & History database for Criminal Court Journal records for the period 1769-1776.
|Death Records | 1915-1961 |
South Carolina deaths recorded between 1915 and 1961.
|Deaths 1915-1965 |
Images of South Carolina death records filed between 1915 and 1965.
|Hospitalization Statistics |
Find out the answers to your questions about hospitalizations in South Carolina by performing simple queries.
Job opportunities with the state of South Carolina.
Search the South Carolina Legislature for Bills and Acts, and Ratifications by number, sponsor, committee, action, index, subject, status, introduction, Bill summary, or full text.
|Legislative Papers 1782-1866 |
Search this South Carolina Department of Archives & History database for Legislative Papers for the period 1782-1866.
|Licenses | Professional, Medical & Business |
Search for and verify the status of professional, business, and medical licenses in South Carolina using these free databases. Includes attorneys, CPAs, dentists, physicians, realtors, contractors, banks, credit unions, and more.
South Carolina Ethics Commission lists of registered lobbyists, principals, and principal contacts, or search by last name.
|Maximum Interest Rates |
Here's an eye opener for you. This is the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs list by company of maximum interest rates and motor vehicle closing fees.
|Missing Children |
South Carolina missing children search.
|Offenders | Probation & Parole Hearings |
Parole and Pardon Hearings index, calendar, and pardon results from the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services.
|Offenders | Probation & Parole Search |
South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services offender search.
|Plats for State Land Grants 1784-1868 |
Search this South Carolina Department of Archives & History database for Plats for State Land Grants for the period 1784-1868.
|Restaurant Inspections |
Search this South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Division of Food Protections service for food safety inspection results by facility name, street, and city.
|State Phone Directory - Agency |
Look up a SC state employee phone number by the agency. The lists gives you phone numbers for employees in that agency.
|Will Transcripts 1782-1855 |
Search this South Carolina Department of Archives & History database for Will Transcripts from the period 1782-1855.
South Carolina is located in the southeast United States. The Capital is Columbia and the largest city is Columbia. The Official Web Site is located at http://sc.gov/Pages/default.aspx. South Carolina is the 24th most populous state in the United States. The 2014 population estimate is 4,832,482 and the 2010 census population was 4,625,401. The land area is 30,060.70 square miles and there are 153.9 persons per square mile.
68.3% of the population is White, 27.9% is Black or African American, 5.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.5% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.7% are two or more races. 84.5% are a high school graduate or higher, and 25.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $137,400. There are on average 2.55 persons per household, the per capita income is $23,943, the median household income is $44,779, and 18.1% of the persons in South Carolina are considered below poverty level.
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