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DHEC has a new number for appointments at local health departments.
Please call 1-855-4-SCDHEC (1-855-472-3432).
On Sunday, January 7, 2018 between the hours of 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, the SC DHEC, Bureau of Information Technology will be performing scheduled maintenance and updates. This scheduled service outage will impact the Vital Records system throughout this time period.

Average Processing Times

How long will it take to get your certificate? Here are our average processing times:

  • In person: 30-45 minutes
  • By mail: 2-4 weeks
  • By phone or online: 5-7 business days

For more information contact vitalrecords@dhec.sc.gov.