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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 Latest bankruptcy filings
  • Court Name:U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the District of South Carolina
    Case Number: 22-00194-dd
    Party Name: James Pleasant Wright and Charlotte Gayle Wright
    Date Published: January 27, 2022
  • Court Name:U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the District of South Carolina
    Case Number: 22-00193-hb
    Party Name: Travis Bernard Wright
    Date Published: January 27, 2022
  • Court Name:U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the District of South Carolina
    Case Number: 22-00192
    Party Name: Jeremy Stephen Davis
    Date Published: January 27, 2022
  • Court Name:U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the District of South Carolina
    Case Number: 22-00190
    Party Name: Regina Dawn Alderman
    Date Published: January 27, 2022
  • Court Name:U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the District of South Carolina
    Case Number: 22-00188-jw
    Party Name: Angelica Rene Jacobs
    Date Published: January 27, 2022
South Carolina Latest Court Filings
  • Case Number: 2022CP1000350
    Party Name: Nationstar Mortgage Llc , plaintiff, et al VS Albertha Brown Personal Representative , defendant, et al
    Date Published: January 27, 2022
  • Case Number: 2022CP1000343
    Party Name: Nationstar Mortgage Llc , plaintiff, et al VS Joseph Warren Jr , defendant, et al
    Date Published: January 27, 2022
  • Case Number: 2022CP1000339
    Party Name: Mortgage Assets Management Llc VS Barbara C Chaplin , defendant, et al
    Date Published: January 26, 2022
  • Case Number: 2022CP1000338
    Party Name: Mepkin Condominium Association Inc VS Catherine Hloderwski
    Date Published: January 26, 2022
  • Case Number: 2022CP1000324
    Party Name: U S Bank Trust National Association , plaintiff, et al VS Ralph E Mason Jr
    Date Published: January 25, 2022
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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. (Staff)
  • 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. (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. 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. (Staff)
  • 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. (Staff)
  • 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. (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 walking and order one, online, by phone or mail. (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 can 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, the location of my friend, 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 do know where the arrest happened, then you'll know which department made the arrest, or at the least which has the person in custody. The local police departments which make a majority of the arrests have websites with inmate searches. You can simply 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 does 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, which county has the highest postal theft rate?
    You can attempt to do the same as members of the media 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. On the public information officer’s page you will see the contact information to either call or send an email. (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 office area. Each county website varies, but you should be able to look up the owner based on resident address. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in South Carolina, my missing husband, we have been separated for 10 years?
    Do you know is ss number...full name 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.. found mine on facebook.. good luck (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 certificate are provided by the state's department of health and environmental control. However, there may be other places, such as court and periodical searches which can show marriage. Where and when are marriages? (Staff)
  • Where can I find in South Carolina, unofficial documentation of someone's death?
    There may be some information you already which can be helpful, such as the location at time of death or when the date of death was. Periodicals such as local news papers 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're 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 in South Carolina, arrest records from 2002?
    Arrest records is a general term which can mean either statistics of persons arrested in a particular area or the the report made by the police making the arrest about 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. Their websites offer the public on how to request arrest records. Statistical information are 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 do I find criminal cases/arrests from may to july 1996 in beaufort, SC?
    Beaufort, similar to other areas, even outside of South Carolina, criminal cases are filed and stored at the county court house and arrest reports are requested from the law enforcement department which made the arrest. Beaufort has both a police and a county sheriffs department, each with a website with the sheriffs department providing a form for requesting incident report copies under their sections tab. The court's online services in Beaufort are even better with a free case records search of the fourteenth judicial circuit public index. There is a tab in the index search which allows users to choose the type of case. The date window allows the search to be by the arrest date only. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in South Carolina, my missing relative?
    You can do a simple people finder search that is offered freely online. There after you can do some homework with search newswires or periodicals of obituaries and read 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 that the person has since deceased. The fee for this service is minimal, there are restrictions regarding who can obtain this information. Once the record is fifty years or older, it will be open to the public. (Staff)
South Carolina Latest Crime Records (Updated 01/29/2022)
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South Carolina American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau (Updated 01/29/2022)
  • About South Carolina ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates
    South Carolina's demographic and housing ACS survey of 4,727,273 being 1.5 percent of U.S. residents is comprised of 48.6% males and 51.4% of females. American Community Survey separates various ethnicities depending on the area's population of persons from less than 5 years of age to 85 years old and over. ACS is an ongoing survey with five year estimates down to the block group scale providing a summary spanning five years, from 2010 to 2014 and released in 2014. View the percentage of the population by race, including various groups of Native Americans, Asians, American Indian, Alaska Native, and two or more races.
  • About South Carolina Selected Social Characteristics
    The South Carolina social characteristics data of 1,795,715 households, which make up 1.55 percent of all U.S. households, are surveyed by ACS . View the number and percentages of married and divorced residents 15 years and older, including 1,204,272 families with and without children. There are 1,201,061 persons enrolled in school which are 3 years of age and over are separated by education level from nursery school to graduate and professional degrees. The state's resident social characteristics collected data include estimated percentages and totals of persons which are foreign born, Island areas, born abroad to American parent(s), citizenship status and ancestry.
  • About South Carolina Selected Economic Characteristics
    The South Carolina American Community Survey economic characteristics displays current and past employment of 3,768,421 persons which are 16 years of age and older comprising of 1.51 percent of the United States labor force. Employment numbers of 2,274,142 civilians in various occupations from construction to information technology collected by industry. Overview of income and benefits in 2014, received from private entities and public assistance. Population of the labor force with private or public health coverage for both employed and unemployed residents. Data regarding the percentage of families with income below poverty level are collected by age groups ranging from persons under the age of 18 to 65 years and over.
  • About South Carolina Selected Housing Characteristics
    South Carolina housing characteristics are collected from 2,160,383 dwellings making up 1.63 percent of all U.S. housing, includes a survey of either inhabited 1,795,715 or uninhabited 364,668 domiciles. Data coverage of various rentals or owned structures containing 1 room to 9 rooms. Find out which mode of transportation 1,795,715 commuters in the state used to get to work. Look up the type of energy utilized by individual occupied residences. An overview of median monthly homeowner costs with or without mortgage. Percentage of rent versus income per household and homeowner costs as percentage of household income. Information collected begins with residence from 1969 or earlier.