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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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  • 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. (Staff)
  • 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. According to their site, there are four ways to get the birth record over the counter, which takes less than an hour. By mail, which takes 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, what you need to show id, and so on. (Staff)
  • Where do I find in South Carolina what charges I have against me that have a hold on my driver's license?
    I would start with the magistrate's office at your local courthouse. You can also request a 10 yr driving record from the SCDMV. (Staff)
  • Where can I find my friend's location in South Carolina if he was arrested yesterday?
    If you don't know where the arrest happened, maybe crime mapping can help, or any other source that shows crimes by general location. If you know where the arrest occurred, you'll know which department made the arrest, or at the least which has the person in custody. The local police departments that make most of the arrests have websites with inmate searches. You can do a web search for: inmates and the name of the city/area/county. Larger police departments are more likely to have better online free sources. If the city police do not show its arrests or inmates, look into the county sheriffs. Detention center searches are online and open to anyone. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in South Carolina how to view mugshots taken from April 2015 to July 2015?
    Local law enforcement agencies offer online arrest or custody searches. If the arrested individual was convicted and incarcerated, you could conduct a free South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) search. And a toll-free inmate information line; the phone number is on SCDC's webpage. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in South Carolina who owns a specific house?
    Go to the County Website of where the property resides- Do a property search in the Assessor's office area. Each county website varies, but you should be able to look up the owner based on the resident's address. (Staff)
  • Where can I find, in South Carolina, the public records of recent marriages?
    There are a few circumstances that matter. First is the location of the marriages, which county or court in South Carolina. Another issue is the date of the marriage to see whether they may be archived. Official certificates are provided by the state's health and environmental control department. However, other places, such as court and periodical searches, may show marriage. Where and when are marriages? (Staff)
  • Where can I find unofficial documentation of someone's death in South Carolina?
    There may be some information you already have that can be helpful, such as the location at the time of death or the date. Periodicals such as local newspapers across South Carolina publish recent deaths. You can look for a list of the main publications of any city and check more than just one area. Due to older publications and their lack of presence on the internet, the death notice you are looking for may not appear online. Therefore you may need to visit local libraries, which maintain archived papers going back much farther in time. (Staff)
  • Where can I find South Carolina arrest records from 2002?
    Arrest records is a general term that can mean either statistics of persons arrested in a particular area or the report made by the police arresting the incident. A majority of the arrests made are by the local police department, and they will be the place where the actual report can be requested; instructions and forms are usually available from the department's website. There are 46 counties in South Carolina and many more local city police departments, and their websites offer the public how to request arrest records. Statistical information is usually available from most state police; however, in this state, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division has much of the information, and it's open to the public. Once on the website, the column to the left will have a link to "Crime Reporting and Statistics", click and select 'Crime in South Carolina books,' then click on '2002 - Crime in South Carolina Book', which will go directly to the arrest reports for that year. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in South Carolina, my missing relative?
    You can do a simple people finder search that is offered free online. After that, you can do homework by searching newswires or periodicals of obituaries and reading about the area's deaths. You can search deeds, mortgages, plats, and fed/state tax liens online. You can look up death records if you believe the person has since died. The fee for this service is minimal; there are restrictions regarding who can obtain this information. Once the record is fifty years old, it will be open to the public. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in South Carolina, my missing husband? Have we been separated for ten years?
    Do you know his ss number...full name, and date of birth.. first I'd check death never knows.. then google Just type in his full name and what state you think he is in. it's not going to be fast or easy, then hit Facebook...MySpace. Kik... social media, you can search if you know high school went to or home town. I went thru the very same thing. I found mine on Facebook.. good luck. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in South Carolina which county has the highest postal theft rate?
    You can attempt to do the same as media members and ask the U.S.P.S., public information officer, directly. Once you’re on the postal inspector’s website, link to the public information officer’s webpage with the press room drop-down menu. You will see the contact information on the public information officer’s page to either call or send an email. (Staff)
  • Where in South Carolina can I find when I was lost in the woods in 10/84?
    Check into the library near that area; they will usually carry local papers/periodicals in microfiche or some other format that makes looking up reports better. Many have computerized their systems. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in South Carolina, copies of marriage records?
    You can get marriage records between 1950 to 12/2012 from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. Or the probate court for marriages dating further back. You can either walk and order one online, by phone, or by mail. (Staff)
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