South Carolina Marriage & Divorce Vital Records

South Carolina marriage divorce recordsCapitol: Columbia
Most Populous City: Columbia
Total Area: 32,020 sq mi 
Total Population (2010): 4625364
Website: http://www.sc.gov
Source: Wikipedia

South Carolina required marriage licenses as of 1911. The state Office of Vital Records maintains South Carolina marriage records since July 1950 and South Carolina divorce records since July 1962. Earlier marriage records, and current records, are available from the probate judge in the county where the license was issued. Earlier divorce records, and current year records, are available from the clerk of court where the divorce petition was filed. The South Carolina Department of Archives and History had several thousand cubic feet of manuscript and microfilm records, including South Carolina vital records dating to 1641, specifically court records with marriage settlements, typed copies of selected records to 1860 by the Genealogical Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and records collected by the Works Progress Administration.

For more information on South Carolina vital records, visit South Carolina Birth & Death Vital Records

South Carolina Vital Records Offices


Record Type: Marriage Certificates
South Carolina DHEC
Vital Records
2600 Bull St
Columbia, SC 29201-1797
Phone: 803-898-3630
Fax: 803-898-3761
Website

Business Hours: 8:30AM-4PM
Note: Copies may also be obtained from the Probate Judge in the county where license was issued.
Record Access Requirements: Records are released only to the subjects, their adult children, former or present spouses and legal representatives. Others may obtain a statement of marriage date and place.

Records Available: Divorce Records
South Carolina DHEC
Vital Records
2600 Bull St
Columbia, SC 29201-1797
Phone: 803-898-3630
Fax: 803-898-3761
Website

Business Hours: 8:30AM-4PM
Record Access Requirements: Records are available only to the parties, their adult children, a present or former spouse, and their legal representatives. Others may obtain a statement of the date and county of the event.

Records Available: Statewide Court Records
Court Administration
1015 Sumter St, 2nd Floor
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-734-1800
Fax: 803-734-1355
Website
Business Hours: 8:30AM-5PM M-F
Note: All trial court record access must be done at the local level.

Records Available: Criminal Records
South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED)
Criminal Records Section
PO Box 21398
Columbia, SC 29221
Phone: 803-896-7043
Fax: 803-896-7022
Website

Business Hours: 8:30AM-5PM
Record Access Requirements: Criminal records are open without restrictions.
Search Note: 100% of the records are fingerprint supported. However, this agency will not do fingerprint searches without state or federal statute.

Records Available: Incarceration Records
Department of Corrections
Inmate Records Branch
4444 Broad River Rd
Columbia, SC 29221-1787
Phone: 803-896-8531
Fax: 803-896-1217
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-4:30PM
Note: The South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) requires individuals requesting information under the FOIA to submit their request in writing to SCDC's FOIA Coordinator at the above address.
Search Note: Location, SCDC number, physical identifiers, conviction and sentencing information, FBI number, and release dates are provided.


South Carolina County Marriage & Divorce Vital Records


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