Request Copies of Public Records (FOI)

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About DHEC Freedom of Information (FOI)

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) maintains public records that are available for review, upon request, in accordance with the state's Freedom of Information Act. In addition, DHEC follows the FOIA Policies and Procedures and the Family Privacy Protection policy when reviewing and fulfilling requests for copies of records.

Immunization and Vital Records

To request immunization records, please email or contact your local health department or immunization provider. For copies of birth, marriage and divorce certificates, contact Vital Records.

DHEC’s Freedom of Information (FOI) Office coordinates requests for public information. You can review public records that DHEC maintains in the Freedom of Information Center by submitting an FOI request.

Ways you can submit an FOI Request

If the requested records are available, we will schedule an appointment with you to review/and or copy the records.

The fees listed below were effective May 15, 2018.

Fee Schedule    
Search Fee   $23.00 per hour
Redaction Fee   $23.00 per hour
Scanning Hard Copy Files Fee   $23.00 per hour
Download Electronic Files Fee   $23.00 per hour
Hard Copies 25 pages or less Free
  26 pages or more $ .10 per page
Off-site/Archive Retrieval Fee   $15.00 per box
If the requested information cannot be sent through email because of file size, the options to the right are available.


$2.00 each
  USB 8 GB $4.42 each
  USB 16 GB $5.10 each
  USB 32 GB $7.14 each

Contact Us

Karla Bishop, Director
Phone: (803) 898-3882



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