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About South Carolina Open Public Record

South Carolina has a freedom of information act which allows the citizens to be informed of the activities of public officials and to have access to public documents and meetings. There are some exceptions to this rule such as trade secrets, information that would constitute unreasonable invasion of personal privacy or records in an ongoing criminal investigation. The South Carolina Code of Laws gives the list of exceptions in its entirety. South Carolina joined the United States on May 23, 1788, as the eighth state of the Union. There are 46 counties and 269 incorporated cities and towns in the state. The capital and largest city is Columbia. South Carolina is known as the first state to secede from the Union on December 20, 1860, but it was restored to the United States during reconstruction after the Civil War. Find information on property records and taxes from the South Carolina Department of Revenue. Search for South Carolina public records fast and easily using a multitude of research sources. Request copies of birth, death, marriage or divorce certificates from the Department of Health. There are wonderful facts and figures from the census bureau on the education and background history of the residents of the state. You can get an idea of the local economy by studying the data on companies and firms doing business in South Carolina as well as information on current housing and real estate data. Link to a citizens search site to request copies of criminal history records. By accessing the county websites you can learn about the local governments and check the records that they make available to the public. To get an even better feel for life in South Carolina, search the city websites to get information on the services and attractions available at the local level. The South Carolina Judicial Department has information on the state court system and how to obtain court records. Keep tabs on the the ever changing headlines and crime reports for South Carolina. Be sure to check this site frequently for new sources and updated information.
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South Carolina Free Public Records Directory

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Departments which record, maintain and provide official documents, certificates or information requested by the general public.

South Carolina Free Court Records Search

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Recent court criminal actions, civil lawsuits and bankruptcy filings.

Ask Questions, About South Carolina
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  • How do I find Unemployment by race in South Carolina?
    You'll find it in South Carolina American Community Survey (ACS) 2014 Census Bureau/South Carolina Selected Economic Characteristics data. You can narrow your search to cities and counties and their individual data. This data is published in between national census events that take place every ten years.
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  • How can I get a transcript of a court case in South Carolina?
    Try accessing the court's site directly, most cases are county level and their clerks are in charge of records. There are others asking the same question and shared what they did. Type in the keyword "transcripts" in search box above and you will see a list of answers to similar questions. Select all states, even with other states, the system/process is similar and will give a good idea of what to do.
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  • Where can I get a copy of my birth certificate in South Carolina?
    If you're over eighteen y/o, you can request it directly from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. There are four ways to get the birth record, over the counter which takes less than an hour according to their site. By mail, which take 2 to 4 weeks, by phone, taking 5 to 7 working days, and online which takes the same amount of time. There's an online form for requestors and what you need to show, id and so on.
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  • Where do I find in South Carolina, what charges I have against me that has a hold on my drivers license?
    I would start with magistrate's office at your local courthouse. You can also request a 10 yr driving record from the SCDMV. Any suspensions & there cause are typically listed. Note that there is a $10 fee. You can do it online & view instantly.
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  • Where in South Carolina, can I find when I was lost in the woods in 1084?
    Check into the library near that area, they will usually carry local papers/periodicals in microfish, or some other format that makes looking up reports better. Many have computerized their systems.
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